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Petition drive launched on same-sex marriage
Feb 29 2012
Same-sex marriage opponents are confident it will be on the November ballot.

Statement of Cardinal O'Brien on redefining marriage
Feb 24 2012
Upon returning from Rome this evening, Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, issued the following statement on the Maryland Senate's vote to redefine marriage in Maryland.

Leaders pledge to overturn same-sex marriage
Feb 23 2012
In the wake of the Feb. 23 Senate passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, the leader of the Maryland Catholic Conference says people will be inspired to act.

Same-sex marriage bill advances
Feb 21 2012
ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Senate is expected to begin debate Feb. 23 on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

House of Delegates passes bill legalizing same-sex marriage
Feb 18 2012
By a slim margin, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill Feb. 17 that would legalize same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage bill heads to floor
Feb 15 2012
ANNAPOLIS – The House Judiciary Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee voted Feb. 14 to send Gov. Martin O’Malley’s same-sex marriage bill to the floor.

Committees in House of Delegates hear testimony on same-sex marriage
Feb 10 2012
ANNAPOLIS – Catholic leaders continued their campaign in support of traditional marriage Feb. 10, testifying before members of the House of Delegates against a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland.

Maryland Senate judiciary committee hears testimony on same-sex marriage
Feb 01 2012
Gov. Martin J. O’Malley testified before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Jan. 31 in favor of a bill that would legalize gay marriage.

Father DeAscanis calls it 'reckless' to try and change the definition of marriage
Jan 31 2012
Father Michael DeAscanis, pastor of St. Agnes in Catonsville and St. William of York in Baltimore, speaks out forcefully in support of traditional marriage during an Annapolis rally Jan. 30. Assistant Managing Editor George Matysek captured his speech on video. Hundreds attended the evening rally. A full story will be available soon.

Hundreds rally in Annapolis
Jan 31 2012
ANNAPOLIS – Hundreds of pro-marriage supporters converged on Annapolis Jan. 30, passionately calling on state lawmakers to oppose legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage.

Katie O’Malley calls same-sex marriage opponents “cowards,” draws criticism
Jan 26 2012
Maryland First Lady Katie O’Malley has apologized for calling members of the House of Delegates who opposed voting on changing the definition of marriage in 2011 “cowards.”

Marriage: It still matters
Jan 24 2012
Pope Benedict XVI sounded an alarm for the whole world to hear Jan. 9. As he gathered with diplomats from 180 countries, the pontiff framed challenges to traditional marriage in the gravest terms.