Maryland Attorney General Calls for Honoring Out-of-State Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

2/24/2010

Maryland Attorney General Calls for Honoring Out-of-State Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

 “Following the Practice of Honoring Marriages, Without Exception”

For Immediate Release:  
February 24, 2010, New York, NY

PRESS CONTACT:
Sean Eldridge
Director of Communications, Freedom to Marry    
sean@freedomtomarry.org

New York, February 24, 2010 - Statement by Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, following the release of Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler’s opinion calling for recognition of out-of-state marriages:

"As this important Attorney General's Opinion makes clear, Maryland will continue to follow the tradition and common-sense practice of honoring out-of-state marriages, without a ‘gay exception’.  As same-sex couples marry next door in the District of Columbia and across America, Maryland will treat those families with respect, giving Marylanders a chance to see neighbor couples legally married, with families helped and no one hurt."

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Freedom to Marry is the leading campaign working to win marriage nationwide.  We partner with a diverse range of organizations and supporters across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from the responsibilities, protections, and commitment of marriage.