Maryland Gov. Martin O' Malley (D) speaking before a joint bill committee hearing on same-sex marriage bills on Feb. 10, 2012 in Annapolis. (Mark Gail/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Live tweets from the debate from The Post’s John Wagner are below:

Recent measures taken by lawmakers around the country to recognize same-sex marriage could indicate a change of pace in the movement. On Monday, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire (D) signed legislation making The Evergreen State the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriage. That same day, New Jersey’s state Senate passed a bill to recognize same-sex marriage, despite Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) pledge that he’d veto the measure.