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Maryland State Delegate Peter Murphy Comes Out

Kevin Naff from The Washington Blade reports:

On the eve of a historic vote on marriage equality, a member of Maryland?s legislature announced in an exclusive interview with the Washington Blade today that he is gay.

Del. Peter Murphy (D-Charles County), a divorced father of two who also has two grandchildren, said his colleagues and family have known for years that he is gay.

?I have never denied [being gay],? Murphy said, ?I just presumed people knew.?

Murphy?s announcement brings to eight the total number of openly gay and lesbian members of Maryland?s legislature, the most of any state in the country. There is one openly gay state senator ? Rich Madaleno ? and now seven members of the House of Delegates.

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