Maryland Senate Approves Marriage Equality

Score one for the good guys. With a Senate vote of 25-22, Maryland becomes the eighth state to legalize same-sex marriage, and the fourth state in the past year.

"The approval in Annapolis caps years of failed attempts by gay rights advocates to gain equal access to marriage, and the hundreds of legal protections that accompany the union. The governor, a Democrat, plans to sign the bill "within a week," a spokeswoman said.

 Nevertheless, implementation of the measure is far from certain. Even supporters concede that the law will likely be petitioned to referendum, and they expect Maryland voters to have the final say in November. The legislation has an effective date of January 2013 — well after the November election. Recent polls have shown that Marylanders are evenly split on the issue, so it is difficult to predict what will happen at the ballot box."

Even though voters may prove to be an obstacles, this is obviously good news. Read the rest HERE.