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Senate panel supports same-sex marriage

The Senate Judiciary committee just voted in favor of the same-sex marriage bill by a 7 to 4 margin. The legislation will next move to the Senate, which is expected to take up the bill next week.

One substantive amendment was adopted: A measure to add more protections to religious groups that would not want anything to do with same-sex wedding ceremonies or celebrations. The amendment was supported by the Maryland Catholic Conference, which still opposes the underlying bill.

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