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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Maryland gay marriage bill passes legislature, Twitter reacts

When Maryland’s Senate passed a same-sex marriage bill Thursday, supporters streamed out of the Annapolis chamber and celebrated in the streets while others took to Twitter to announce their pride. Some looked ahead toward a possible referendum, and opponents voiced disappointment. The hashtag they used was #MDSSM (for Maryland same-sex marriage).

Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley says he will sign the bill into law. However, voters who oppose the legislation could revoke it if it comes up for a referendum, as is likely.

Here’s a roundup of some of the tweets from supporters and opponents:

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  12:58 PM ET, 02/24/2012

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