Maryland AG Recognizes Same Sex Marriages from Other States, Despite Voter Ban


Gansler: If I think gay marriages are okay, then they are okay in Maryland.

Never mind democracy or state law, on Wednesday Maryland’s Attorney General Douglas Gansler decided that gay marriages performed outside of the Maryland will be recognized as valid within the state, despite the fact that they are illegal in the state.

Confused?  Well, you’re not the only one…

Since Washington is set to begin performing same-sex marriages in the coming weeks, there is some concern among state legislators that gay couples in Maryland will simply marry in Washington and sidestep the state’s law. According to The Baltimore Sun, one lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban the state from honoring those unions.

Gansler appears to be attempting to preempt that move.[…]

Many, including Gansler, expect the opinion, which is intended to guide state agencies in how to treat gay couples married elsewhere, to be challenged in court. And some members of the Maryland state legislature, which passed a domestic partnership law in 2008 that gives same-sex couples many of the same rights as married couples, said they may take steps against the attorney general.

Don Dwyer, a Republican state delegate, told the Washington Post that he would bring articles of impeachment against Gansler.

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Remember, Same-sex “marriage” has never been approved by any state when it has been put up to a vote by the people.  In every instance, it has been “legalized” by an activist court or legislature.  But the “ends justify the means” to those caught up in the identity politics of homosexuality.

“Maryland’s statutory law clearly states that ‘Only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid’ in Maryland. The Maryland Supreme Court upheld the law and stated clearly it was the province of the legislature to change it. What part of the law doesn’t the Attorney General understand? What other laws is he unwilling to enforce? This is an outrageous example of running roughshod over the rights of the people of Maryland in pursuit of a private political agenda,” said Brian Brown.

Click here to take action (Maryland residents only)

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