Update — Maryland Opens Its Back Door to Gay Marriage

Remember you read it here first (or the Baltimore Sun or the Washington Post).

As of yesterday, Maryland will now recognize same-sex marriages.  As reported by the Washington Post:

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) said Wednesday that effective immediately, and until challenged in court, the state recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere and that Maryland agencies should begin affording out-of-state gay couples all the rights they have been awarded in other places.

The Full Faith and Credit Clause is ALIVE!  This is a great day for marriage equality in Maryland.

You can read the forty-five page opinion of Maryland’s Attorney General here.


~ by siouxsielaw on February 25, 2010.

One Response to “Update — Maryland Opens Its Back Door to Gay Marriage”

  1. Nice headline.

    When I was a summer associate I was working on a dispute between a gay couple (not married) splitting up, and they owned properties together. The partner I was working for kept accidentally using the phrase “back door into equity,” which then cause us both to suppress laughter.

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