In little more than a month, Maryland’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect and the state attorney general has news that may make same sex couples and court clerks happy.
Maryland court clerks can begin accepting applications for same-sex marriage licenses immediately and issue them as soon as Dec. 6 as long as they specify that the licenses don’t take effect until Jan. 1, Attorney General Doug Gansler wrote in a legal opinion Thursday.
Same-sex marriage, abortion and contraceptives. America’s Catholic bishops have taken a strong stand opposing each. They were asked by other Catholics to stop mixing those positions with politics.
A subdued U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops acknowledged Monday that voters rejected the stands they took against gay marriage and birth control, but gave no sign they would change their strategy ahead.
Just days after Maryland cleared the way for same-sex marriage–the city of Baltimore makes a push to cash in on gay and lesbian weddings. Tourism officials are encouraging same-sex couples from across the country to get married right here in Baltimore.
President Obama wasn’t the only winner on election night. Voters in four states sided with gays and lesbians at the ballot box.
Maryland has become the second state to vote in gay marriage. Maine passed a similar bill earlier Tuesday.
The fight over same-sex marriage remains one of the most controversial issues on the ballot here in Maryland. Both sides are working overtime to get out the vote.
The White House is up for grabs and polls show this could be one of the closest races in history. Here in Maryland, several hot button issues will finally be decided.
In these final days before the election there’s a renewed push to influence African-American voters in the same-sex marriage debate. Many are those are considered to be on the fence.
It’s coming down to the wire for the campaigns that have dominated Maryland’s election year.
Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.