Frequently Asked Questions About Marriage Recognition for Same-Sex Couples in Maryland

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On February 23, 2010, the Maryland Attorney General issued an opinion confirming that marriages between same-sex couples entered into in other jurisdictions may be recognized under Maryland law. In response to the opinion, Maryland’s Governor stated: “[W]e will be guided by the Attorney General’s thorough analysis and legal advice on this matter. . . . I expect all State agencies to work with the Attorney General’s office to ensure compliance with the law.”