It was on January 1, 2013, that Maryland legalized same-sex marriage. A law was passed by Maryland’s General Assembly that allowed same-sex couples to marry and 52.4% of voters approved a same-sex referendum. The law went into effect on January 1, 2013, while Maryland recognized out-of-state same-sex marriage since 2012. Marriage laws in Maryland, like all other laws, are always being updated, either amended or repealed. In order to be informed of these laws, consider consulting a family lawyer in Maryland.
Sometime in 2015, the Supreme Court decided on Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that same-sex marriage and recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriage be extended to all 50 states. This all-encompassing law did not come easy at all. There were a lot of struggles, protests, and fights along the way. The Equality Maryland is Maryland’s largest LGBT civil rights group working to secure and defend the rights of the LGBT community in Maryland. They promote legislative initiatives at the municipal, county, and state levels. Our law firm in Laurel, Maryland can help you in understanding these legislative initiatives, too.
Just like opposite-sex marriages, same-sex couples are now accorded the freedom to marry. This has been a very big step made by the legislature. This is one of the many instances showing civilians that rights can truly be enforced. For as long as you are in the right, fighting for your rights and liberties can always be attained. Of course, legal assistance is always necessary, too. Contact us today at The Mercy Law Firm LLC and we can provide you with a competent legal counsel.