By Laura Smitherman | Sun reporter
2:36 PM EST, January 25, 2008
More than a fourth of state lawmakers have signed up to sponsor a bill that would legalize same-sex marriages in Maryland, the measure's proponents announced today.
Legislators gathered with gay-rights activists to announce the introduction of the legislation in the General Assembly four months after Maryland's highest court upheld the state's 34-year-old statute defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
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Bit by bit we move closer to a time when people will be judged by the content of their character, and not by who they are inherently. We should all consider offering our support to these brave legislators who are going through what our legislators went through less than a year ago. Already our lives have changed, and we have been able to move on to more important issues. Here's to wishing Maryland and the other states the same peace.