Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Maryland’s House of Delegates approved a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples to marry, moving the state closer to becoming the eighth to allow same-sex nuptials.
The House, which halted the advance of gay marriage legislation last year, approved today’s bill 71-67, the Baltimore Sun reported on its Twitter feed. That advances it to the Senate, which approved it last year. Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley supports it.
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