Gay Marriage Now Legal In First State South Of Mason-Dixon Line
Same-sex marriage ceremonies commenced shortly after Midnight in Maryland, beginning with James Scales and William Tasker. Scales works for the mayor’s office and was married by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Same-sex couples in Maryland have been able to get marriage licenses since Dec. 6, but they did not take effect until Tuesday.
Nine states and the District of Columbia have approved same-sex marriage.