Saturday, January 21, 2006

Maryland Lower Court Says Ban on Gay Marriage Violates State Constitution

A Baltimore Maryland lower court judge agreed with nine gay couples Friday, that Maryland's law defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman violates that State's Constitution. The order was stayed pending an appeal, which was immediately filed by the state attorney general's office. In addition to the Maryland litigation, courts in Washington, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California are considering the same question. At least 13 states have adopted constitutional amendments outlawing gay marriage, 11 of which came in the form of ballot referendums during the 2004 election. Source:  Kelly Brewington, Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.com. The complete story may be found here (last visited January 21, 2003, reo). Download here a copy of the Maryland_lower court decision.pdf

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