You really need to get out of your parents' basement more often.civil unions are fine, call it what you like. Its not marriage. Sodomy is not legal in Md, so consummating is illegal act. Gays are pissed because society does not approve, using this to push and promote gay life style. I could care less about your sexual acts. You are NOT married unless you are opposite sex. Can not change this in history. Get over it.
On June 26, 2003, the Supreme Court struck down ALL state laws banning sodomy in all it's forms. Lawrence v. Texas. The sky did not fall.
Civil marriage for same-sex couples became legal in Maryland starting Jan 1, 2013, a little more than 8 month's ago. The sky did not fall.
On Jun 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that those same-sex couples legally married in the states that allow the practice are MARRIED as far as the government is concerned. Again, the sky did not fall.