Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will likely face stiff opposition against several proposals in his legislative agenda for next year. Mr. O'Malley is taking the lead on legalizing same-sex marriage and is expected to push for a gas-tax increase. (T.J. Kirkpartick/The Washington Times)

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will likely face stiff opposition against several proposals in his legislative agenda for next year. Mr. O'Malley is taking the lead on legalizing same-sex marriage and is expected to push for a gas-tax increase. (T.J. Kirkpartick/The Washington Times)