Gay Marriage

Maryland Gov. Plans Party at Mansion for Arrival of Gay Marriages

Thanks those who helped it pass November vote


Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and his wife are planning to welcome close to 200 supporters of same-sex marriage to the governor's mansion Friday night to celebrate the arrival of gay nuptials in the Free State.

Invitations to the event bill it as a "holiday celebration." But the cover features a photo of the black-and-white "Dignity" button that O'Malley wore as he championed the legislation this year, and aides confirmed the purpose is to thank supporters. That includes a few celebrities, such as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.