(WUSA) -- We spotted this statement on Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's Facebook page on Thursday morning:

"It's official! Courthouses can now issue licenses to same-sex couples for January weddings. Today is a big step forward for the dignity of every child's home."

He posted the above photo with the statement.

His office issued a press release which read:

"At10:15 this morning, Governor Martin O'Malley signed proclamations declaring theresults of the election for measures submitted for voter approval. Basedon election returns, Governor O'Malley declared by proclamation that a majorityof votes were cast in favor of threeconstitutional amendments, three referendums bypetition - Questions 4,5, and6-and onestatewide ballot question."

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