- A couple celebrates same-sex marriage in D.C.; will Maryland be next? (Photo: Associated Press)
The Maryland same-sex marriage legislative battle is underway. Want a piece? On Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m., the Maryland state senate will hold a public hearing on the same-sex marriage bill, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act. Interested parties are invited to testify at the hearing; according to the GLAA Forum,"Testimony on all bills under consideration relating to marriage equality will be considered that day. Those wishing to testify should sign up by 12:45 the day of the event and bring 20 copies of their testimony." The meeting will also be available via streaming audio will host a lobby day. Then, Equality Maryland will host a "lobby day" to urge legislators to vote for the bill. On the agenda: "We'll meet at the state house at 4:30 for training and a rally. And from 6-8, we'll meet in groups with legislators to tell our stories about why equality matters to us."