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It’s Official: We Can Marry in Maryland

Marriage equality won big in Maryland this November. But, as with many things in life, the job isn’t finished until the paperwork is done. So, this update from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is welcome news.

It’s official! Courthouses can now issue licenses to same-sex couples for January weddings. Pop the champagne and book a limo service for your local chapel. Today is a big step forward for the dignity of every child’s home.

O’Malley’s office provided more detail.

“At 10:15 this morning, Governor Martin O’Malley signed proclamations declaring the results of the election for measures submitted for voter approval.  Based on election returns, Governor O’Malley declared by proclamation that a majority of votes were cast in favor of three constitutional amendments, three referendums by petition – Questions 4, 5, and 6 – and one statewide ballot question.

And just to review, here’s a few things that might happen, now that same-sex couples can legally marry in Maryland.

Here’s what we actually hope will happen.

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