Maryland Senate committee votes in favor of gay marriage bill

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Posted: Feb 21, 2012 1:03 PM
Maryland Senate committee votes in favor of gay marriage bill

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) - The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted on Tuesday in favor of a gay marriage bill, moving Maryland along the path toward legalizing same-sex nuptials.

The committee voted 7 to 4 in favor of the bill - supported by Governor Martin O'Malley - and the full Senate was expected to vote later in the week. The bill was approved last week by the lower house.

(Reporting by Alice Popovici; Editing By Barbara Goldberg and Paul Thomasch)