Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Marriage Like Any Other

Senator Rich Madaleno (D-18) argues that Maryland should recognize same-sex marriages originating in other states in the Washington Post. Senator Madaleno states that Attorney General Doug Gansler (who supports marriage equality) and Governor Martin O'Malley (who supports civil unions) could accomplish this "with the stroke of a pen."

The Governor told WTOP last month, "I think that it's very difficult to deny equal rights to people when it comes to rights that are disbursed by a government rather than a faith or a church... If the person has these rights under another state, I think we're sort of pressed to deny those rights. So, yes, we probably should respect those rights."