Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U.S. state of Maryland since January 1, 2013. In 2012, the state's Democratic representatives, led by Governor Martin O'Malley, began a campaign for its legalization.After much debate, a law permitting same-sex marriage was passed by the General Assembly (Maryland's bicameral Legislature, composed of the Senate and House of Delegates) in. Same-sex marriage in the United States expanded from one state in 2004 to all fifty states in 2015 through various state court rulings, state legislation, direct popular votes, and federal court rulings.Same-sex marriage is also referred to as gay marriage, while the political status in which the marriages of same-sex couples and the marriages of opposite-sex couples are recognized as equal by.
Jun 09, 2017 · In the landmark 2015 case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal Author: History.Com Editors. Despite the setback, Maryland gay marriage supporters and equality activists continue to rally against this ban, waiting for Maryland marriage laws to include homosexuals like many other states. In the meantime, however, the General Assembly has passed two bills which create at least some form of domestic partnership in the state.
Great strides have been made to same-sex marriage laws in Maryland, and since Jan. 1, 2013, gay marriage is now recognized and legal in the state. Shortly thereafter, in June 2013, the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) declaring that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights. Feb 24, 2012 · Gay marriage is all but legalized in Maryland after the legislature gave its final OK Thursday to the law that's being sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who Author: SARAH BREITENBACH.