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Same-Sex Couples Issued Marriage Licenses

Thursday marked the first day that same-sex couple could apply for and receive marriage licenses in Maryland.

Thursday marked the first day that same-sex couples in Maryland could receive marriage licenses

The big day comes after residents voted to uphold a law in November allowing same-sex marriage, and following Gov. Martin O’Malley signing a declaration of the results of the ballot question this morning.

"[O’Malley] declared that Marylanders across the state stood up for committed couples.  As of now, all loving couples can get marriage licenses," advocacy group Equality Maryland wrote in a celebratory email.

The Baltimore Sun reported that Charles Village residents Jessie Weber, 30, and Nancy Eddy, 34, were among the first couples to get their licenses from the Baltimore City Circuit Court this morning.

"It's affirming to be recognized by the state," Weber told the paper.

Patch wants our readers to share in our comment section their experience, or those of a gay or lesbian friend or family member, when they were finally able to get a marriage license in Maryland.

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number9dream December 06, 2012 at 07:27 PM
When are they going to pass a law so I can marry my pet hamster, Percy?
Gary Hoy December 06, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Sweetie, if you love it marry it.
Daniel Ewald December 06, 2012 at 09:04 PM
When Percy becomes an adult human and isn't repulsed by you.
Joe December 06, 2012 at 11:18 PM
All the best to any taking the step. Prove to those who have questions or objections that this will not lead to what they may believe it will thus their objections.
Joe December 06, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Lemmiwinks?

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