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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2010
4:44 PM

CONTACT: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Inga Sarda-Sorensen, Director of Communications
(Office) 646.358.1463
isorensen@theTaskForce.org

Task Force Action Fund Responds to Maryland Attorney General's Opinion on Same-Sex Marriages

The opinion affirms the dignity of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other jurisdictions

WASHINGTON - February 24 - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler issued a legal opinion that states that marriages of same-sex couples validly entered into in other jurisdictions may be honored and recognized by state agencies.

Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund

"This opinion by Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler affirms the dignity of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other jurisdictions. While the opinion doesn't change current Maryland law, it states that same-sex marriages performed out-of-state may be honored at home by various Maryland state agencies. We thank the attorney general for his important opinion and urge state agencies to take steps immediately to honor the legal marriages of these same-sex couples.

"We look forward to the day when same-sex couples in Maryland can obtain marriage licenses within their own borders. We look forward to full marriage equality in Maryland, when same-sex couples can be legally married in the state where they live, work, raise their children and make their homes."

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