Victory in Mary's Land

Friday, January 20, 2006

Victory in Mary's Land

I live in Maryland and I'm quite sure this ruling will either be overturned or bypassed by amending the Maryland Constitution. Regardless, it is still pretty cool, just for today.
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge today struck down Maryland's 33-year-old law against same-sex marriage, ruling in favor of 19 gay men and women who contended the prohibition violated the state's equal rights amendments.

Anticipating that her decision eventually would be appealed to Maryland's highest court, the Court of Appeals, Judge M. Brooke Murdock stayed action on her ruling pending that appeal.

"After much study and serious reflection, this court holds that Maryland's statutory prohibition against same-sex marriage cannot withstand this constitutional challenge," Murdock wrote in her decision.

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