Coming out for domestic partners.
Diamondback, 12 Oct 2007 (Hernandez).
The LGBT community made their rallying cry heard Thursday in the Nyumburu Amphitheater as more than 250 students, staff and local politicians gathered to rouse support for faculty and staff domestic partner benefits.
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"I'm very proud to be here fighting for what is right," Del. Jim Rosapepe (D-Prince George's and Anne Arundel said. "We will be successful. This will be the year."
Rosapepe was joined by many of his colleagues in General Assembly, including gay politicians, to raise campus awareness about the issue and get the proposal approved by the Board of Regents and eventually signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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The Maryland Court of Appeals upheld a state law banning same-sex marriage Sept. 18.