ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Elated same-sex couples have begun getting marriage licenses in Maryland, though they won't go into effect until Jan. 1.
Kim Hinken was the first person to get a marriage license in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Thursday morning. The 52-year-old Edgewater resident says she has waited nearly 10 years to become legally married.
Gov. Martin O'Malley earlier in the day signed a proclamation affirming that Maryland voters approved same-sex marriage in a ballot question last month.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin says a new report shows military exposure to lead is a health hazard.
Cardin says a new report by the National Academy of Science shows lead from ammunition fired on military ranges in the past five years has frequently exceeded federal limits. And the report issued Monday said the decades-old limits are not enough to protect the health of those at the ranges.