Friday, February 26, 2010

Maryland Will Likely Recognize Gay Marriage from Other States

From www.Religion

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has issued a 55-page Attorney General's Opinion concluding that same-sex marriages validly entered in other states may be recognized in Maryland. The opinion (94 Op. Att'y. Gen. 3, Feb. 23, 2010) says in part:
While the matter is not free from all doubt, in our view, the Court is likely to respect the law of other states and recognize a same-sex marriage contracted validly in another jurisdiction. In light of Maryland's developing public policy concerning intimate same sex relationships, the Court would not readily invoke the public policy exception to the usual rule of recognition.Three Catholic Archbishops of Maryland issued a joint statement (full text) criticizing the ruling. Today's Baltimore Sun reports on developments.

DistributeWealth said...
Good for Maryland. The march toward equality for gay people takes another step forward.Conservatives, in the form of the three archbishops, are again fighting a rearguard action. (Fellas, the train has already left the station; you're too late.) In the future, the history of the immorality of the conservative Christian churches on this issue should be required reading for all high school students. People should know who was right and who was wrong, so there can be an accounting.
Thu Feb 25, 04:43:00 PM EST

Barb said...
Come on, People! There is no reason to override other states' constitutions on the definition of marriage. There is no reason to make "legal" intimate relations between same sex people. WHAT IS THE REASON FOR IT??? It is perversion and ought to be discouraged, not made equal to normal, traditional, natural, potentially procreative relationships.We need to help children avoid this lifestyle and quit pushing it as a wonderful civil right!
Thu Feb 25, 04:50:00 PM EST

mud_rake said...
Salem Witch Trials.
Fri Feb 26, 08:58:00 AM EST

Notice the substantive response of commenter no. 3. Who is suggesting witch hunts or burning anyone at the stake??

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

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