Maryland Senate Approves Civil Marriage Protection Act

So that's some good news to end the day. Yay!

Gov. Martin O'Malley, who sponsored the bill, plans to sign it within the week. Yay!

It's not all peaches and cream here in The Crab Cake State. Two caveats: This doesn't go into effect until next year. And that all but guarantees a referendum come November.

Still, it's good news and a big win.

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