Democratic Delegates Bonnie L. Cullison (left), of Montgomery County, and Jill P. Carter, of Baltimore, exult after a bill to legalize same-sex marriage jointly passed two Maryland House committees Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Democratic Delegates Bonnie L. Cullison (left), of Montgomery County, and Jill P. Carter, of Baltimore, exult after a bill to legalize same-sex marriage jointly passed two Maryland House committees Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)