O'Malley played down expectations that his bill would have more delegates on it this year. "We haven't worked so much on cosponsors as addressing the concerns that kept it from passing last time around," O'Malley said.
In the Senate, a hearing scheduled on Jan. 31 for all bills relating to same-sex marriage in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Testimony will be limited to two hours on each side.
In the House, the bill will be jointly referred to the Judiciary and the Health and Government Affairs panels.