Other portions of the Democrats' agenda targeted their progressive base. With the domestic partners bill, they gave unmarried partners, including gay couples, the right to make health decisions for each other. And they expanded the state's definition of hate crime laws to include crimes motivated by the victim's sexual orientation.
Go Maryland State Legislature! Maybe twenty years from now gays will have the same marriage rights as, uh... straights?
Also, if you haven't heard Ratatat's song Seventeen Years, please go forth now and discover its brilliance.
Spamalot! this evening.