Rate Your State Part 7 – Maryland

Tracy Turnblad rocked the Corny Collins Show in “Hairspray”, which was set in Baltimore. Maryland has given us notable people such as Jada Pinkett Smith, Anna Deveare Smith (who portrayed National Security Adviser, Nancy McNally on “The West Wing” for 6 seasons), Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Parker Posey, Matthew Weiner (creator of AMC’s “Mad Men”), and Billie Holiday.

A whopping 221 years after ratifying the Constitution on April 28, 1788, Maryland has made a few strides in relationship equality. The state provides  rights for domestic partners, but they are not nearly as comprehensive as other states. And needless to say, no protections for them when a partner dies without a will.

Haven’t given out hearts in a while – I’m getting ancy!


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