Baltimore tourism officials wasted no time in getting the word out to same-sex couples who plan to marry: We're ready.
The Visit Baltimore website launched a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender wedding-planner page just one day after Maryland voters upheld a same-sex marriage law the governor had signed this year. The law goes into effect Jan. 1.
Maryland, Maine and Washington made history Tuesday by being the first states to approve gay marriage by public vote. These states join Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Washington, D.C., which already allow same-sex marriages.
"As a city, we have long been proud to support the rights and equality of our visitors, and the legalization of same-sex marriage is another important step forward," Visit Baltimore President and CEO Tom Noonan said in a statement.