FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2012 file photo, Daryl Fields, center, and his partner O'Brian Banner, right, speak in front of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, far left, during a news conferenc

 

              FILE -  In this Jan. 24, 2012 file photo, Daryl Fields, center, and his partner O
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2012 file photo, Daryl Fields, center, and his partner O'Brian Banner, right, speak in front of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, far left, during a news conference to announce O'Malley's support of a same-sex marriage bill in Annapolis, Md. O'Malley, who played a key role in winning legislative support for the same-sex marriage bill, says the law has strong provisions to protect the religious freedoms of the Catholic Church and other faiths that disapprove of same-sex marriage. "We're a people of many different faiths, and it's so important that we protect rights equally under the law," he said. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)