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Andrew Sullivan —  Mar 1 2012 @ 4:45pm

A reader updates us on the latest state to pass and sign historic legislation:

I understand the politics of New Jersey are interesting, but it's quite interesting in Maryland, too.  Today at 5 pm, Governor O'Malley will sign off on a gay marriage bill.  It will no doubt be challenged on the ballot in November, of course. But as of this afternoon, the eighth domino will fall.  Two of my best friends had a church service in Kentucky, a civil service in DC, and after today, will finally be allowed to have a proper marriage in their home state.  And another anniversary to remember, but still.

The earliest nuptials could begin in Maryland is January 1, 2013. Laura Laing has more on the fight ahead.