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In early March, it seemed like same-sex marriage was well on its way to becoming a reality in Maryland – I even blogged about it!

Now, with Governor Andrew Cuomo signing the state’s marriage equality bill on Friday (just hours after it passed the Republican-controlled Senate) – New York, not Maryland became the sixth state to legalize same sex marriage.

Being from New York originally, I am pleased to see the Big Apple take the bite out of this controversial issue by making same-sex marriage legal, but remain frustrated with the machinations of religious and conservative democratic groups that squashed the recent bill in my current home state of Maryland.

Nevertheless, the sheer fact that the Maryland Senate passed the bill keeps hope alive that the bill can pass in the 2011-2012 legislative session. The social media world is definitely abuzz with people wondering when same-sex marriage in Maryland will happen.

If you are in need of representation and/or advice in family law – including all types of matters regarding alternative families – please do not hesitate to contact Mary Ellen Flynn online, or by calling 301.563.6685.