Gay Marriage and Transgender rights Bills Head back to Legislature – By Laura Dattaro

In 2008, City Councilmember Bill Henry (D-4th District) introduced a resolution urging the Baltimore City delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to show support for statewide marriage-equality legislation. The bill passed with a handful of sponsors, but only after a contentious Council meeting in which city residents spoke out strongly against marriage equality and letters were read aloud from bill opponents who requested their opinions be entered into the record.