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Washingtonblade.com - Volume 43, Issue 9 - March 2, 2012

Washingtonblade.com - Volume 43, Issue 9 - March 2, 2012

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O’Malley’s signature makes state eighth to legalize gay nuptials
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.lchibbaro@washblade.com
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was scheduled to sign a bill to legalize same-sex marriage at a ceremonyat the State Capitol building in Annapolis Thursday afternoon, highlighting what LGBT activists consideran historic advancement for marriage equality.O’Malley’s signature on the Civil Marriage Protection Act was also considered the kick-off for whatpolitical observers predict will be an acrimonious referendum campaign in which opponents will askMaryland voters to kill the bill before it becomes law.Opponents were expected to gather the required number of petition signatures needed to place thereferendum on the ballot for the November election.The governor’s bill signing ceremony was set to take place one week after the Maryland Senate voted25 to 22 to approve the marriage bill. The vote came after senators supporting the bill defeated six hostileamendments introduced by opponents.The vote to approve the bill triggered a burst of applause and cheers in the Senate chamber by
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Babeu denies latestaccusations, pledgesto change ‘perceptions’about gays
By CHRIS JOHNSONcjohnson@washblade.com
The recently outed gay sheriff of PinalCounty, Ariz., says if he’s elected toCongress he’ll support pro-LGBT initiativesand help change perceptions lawmakershave about gay people.In an exclusive interview with the
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to represent Arizona’s 4th congressionaldistrict in Congress, said his election would be“very impactful and helpful” in changing “theviews, perceptions, beliefs about who we are.”“If they know me first as a sheriff, as apolice officer who has responded to, literally,thousands and thousands of emergencies,has fought criminals, has actually saved livesand served our country in the military for 20-plus years ... and when regular people seethose accomplishments and those results first,then understand at a later point that I am gay,it changes people’s beliefs and perceptionsand understanding,” Babeu said.The Blade interview marks the first timeBabeu has spoken to the LGBT media sincehe came out during a news conferenceearlier this month.Babeu, elected as sheriff in 2008 andconsidered a rising star in the RepublicanParty, gained national attention after thePhoenix New Times on Feb. 17 publishedallegations that he threatened to deport
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Maryland Gov.
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was scheduled to sign the state’smarriage equality bill into law on Thursday. Visit washingtonblade.comfor updated news.
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