Maryland House Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

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0  Updated at 7:04 am, February 18th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Mario Tama/Getty Images(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — A same-sex marriage bill sponsored by Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley narrowly passed in the Maryland House on Friday evening.

The Civil Marriage Protection Act passed with a 72-67 vote. It now proceeds to the Senate which is expected to discuss the measure next week. If approved, Maryland will become the eighth state in the nation to allow same-sex unions.

A similar measure passed in New Jersey on Thursday and was subsequently vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Friday.

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