Sloane Brown, For The Baltimore Sun
June 27, 2013
Left to right: Mitch Frances, Howard County firefighter, Lauren Schein, Clear Channel Media sales coordinator, Sean McKew, government case worker, and Stacie Munoz, Garrison Forest School teacher, were all smiles.
After the U.S. Supreme Court's two rulings Wednesday that supported same-sex marriage -- finding that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and declining to rule on a lower court's finding that California's ban on gay marriage was also unconstitutional -- Baltimore's City Cafe was jammed with folks celebrating. Restaurant owners Bruce Bodie and Gino Cardinale threw the happy hour party, inviting many of those who had worked for the passage of Maryland's own marriage-equality law.