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  • Maryland State Sen. Allan Kittleman, Howard County Republican, speaks Thursday on the state Senate floor in Annapolis, Md., in support of the gay marriage bill as State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, Harford County Republican, sits at left. (Associated Press)

    Maryland Senate OKs bill on gay marriage

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