Feb 17, 2012

Marriage Equality News 02.17.2012

The Maryland House of Delegates just passed the bill for marriage equality by the minimum vote of 71-67. The bill now goes to the senate where its modified version passed last year. The Maryland governor Martin O'Malley has promised to sign it if it reaches his desk.

Meanwhile, the State Assembly of New Jersey passed its own marriage equality bill, and a day later governor Chris Christie vetoed it as he had said he'd do. Now the proponents of the bill have until the end of the legislative session, in January 2014, to collect the necessary votes to override him.

Add to that the breaking news from earlier today about the Obama administration dropping defense of the military side of DOMA, and this week is shaping up to be just as exciting as the last one.

Can't believe it's still mid-February...

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