President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage could have implications for Maryland’s referendum on the issue. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

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Every Friday afternoon in our #DMVReads picks, we highlight five of the best stories from the local blogosphere. If you have a local blog post you’d like to be considered, submit the link here.

Here are the top blog posts from the past week:

— Maryland Reporter notes that Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage could have a large impact on the referendum process on the issue currently playing out in Maryland.

— Capital Cooking presents a Mother’s Day gift guide for local moms who are into food and cooking.

— Poverty & Policy analyzes the most recent data on homelessness in D.C. and finds a few statistics particularly shocking.

— On Frozen Blog explains why win or lose on Saturday night, this postseason has been one to savor for Capitals fans.

— Georgetown Metropolitan reports that Nike is organizing a half marathon to coincide with the opening of their new store in Georgetown.