After being stung by the countless comparisons to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Maryland's Guv, Martin O'Malley, will finally get off his ass and help pass a marriage equality bill. Cuomo famously led the charge for marriage equality in the Empire State. O'Malley sat on his hands as same-sex marriage went down in flames in his state.
"I certainly plan to be very active in support of it, and we'll have other announcements in upcoming months," O'Malley said at the National Governors Association meeting in Salt Lake City.
O'Malley has long supported civil unions and has said that if lawmakers passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, he would sign it.
But Friday marks the first time O'Malley has made same-sex unions a legislative priority.
"I think we can learn from what they did," O'Malley said. "One of the things we're looking at in the drafting is how their clauses with regard to religious freedom were different from ours. That might improve our efforts."
Know what would improve "our" efforts? If "we" did something, you know, together.