''This move is consistent with the governor's goal to provide affordable, quality health care to more Marylanders rather than fewer. It's absolutely the right thing to do.''
Shaun Adamec, spokesman for Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley spokesman who is making the proposal that same-sex partners of state workers should receive heal care benefits. The Baltimore Sun reports that some 300 employees would expected to take advantage of the offer and that it would put Maryland in line with the District of Columbia and several other states that offer some benefits to employees' non-legally married partners. (Baltimore Sun)