Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley testifies in favor of his gay-marriage bill Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Annapolis. He said the bill would give stability to gay couples without infringing on others' religious convictions. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley testifies in favor of his gay-marriage bill Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Annapolis. He said the bill would give stability to gay couples without infringing on others' religious convictions. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)