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- Amid cheers and camera flashes from a crush of onlookers, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law his bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland — legislation that adds sparkle to his national profile and, advocates say, gives momentum to those pushing similar measures in three states.
- New political boundaries designed to add a seventh Democrat to the state's congressional delegation glided though the Maryland House of Delegates Wednesday, overcoming unified opposition from the Republican caucus and ire from suburban Washington Democrats.
- President Obama's views on gay marriage are reportedly "evolving." If he comes out in favor of same-sex marriage, he could tip the balance in a state like Maryland.
- Gay marriage: Maryland's Senate passed a landmark measure allowing same-sex couples to wed, pushing the controversial issue to the House of Delegates, where the membership appears nearly evenly split