Friday, February 26, 2010

Maryland recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages; soon Maryland couples can marry in DC

Tara Bahrampour connects the dots were her lead Metro Section story in The Washington Post today, “Gays laud marriage decision in Maryland: But opponents vow to fight recognition of same-sex unions from other places,” link here.

Thursday, Feb. 25, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) announced that the Free State would honor same-sex marriages from other states or jurisdictions, and ordered state agencies to give gay couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.

Add things up, and it may well work out for couples to go to Washington DC soon to marry and have rights recognized in Maryland. That is – if things hold together in DC. Washington is supposed to allowing the performance of same-sex marriages next week.

Late Friday a DC Appeals Court ruled that the DC law allowing gay marriages could go into effect; an attempt to stay it failed.

Please navigate (through Blogger Profile) to the "Bill's TV News and Reviews" blog for Friday Feb. 26, for description of the "Marriage Trial" website regarding the Proposition 8 trial in California. The case is Perry v. Schwarzenegger.

Update: Feb. 27

The Washington Post has an editorial on the Maryland situation, "Lawfully wedded: The Maryland attorney general takes a step in the direction of gay marriage", link here.

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