Opponents, meanwhile, said the decision violated the states' right to define marriage for themselves, and expressed concern for the religious freedom of churches, clergy and others who do not share the court's view.
The couple married inwhen the public debate was just heating up. Metro Weekly. Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus said the high court overstepped its authority.
A legal challenge to the law on the grounds of privacy violations was rejected by the Court of Appeals in in Kelly v. See also: List of U. Archived from the original on February 6, Minimal recognition. Baltimore City Paper.
A study published in showed that over a two-and-a-half-year period 26 "homosexual offenders" went before the courts. Retrieved February 19, Burns, Jr. It is mandatory in Maryland that both parties be present for the ceremony.
Army Medical Department. Garcia Kansas v. Surrogacy arrangements are legal and recognized in the state. Navajo Nation. Davis Barr v. Retrieved on March 9, Retrieved on July 11, Analysis: Md.
Marriage also provides important tax benefits. Most recently, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Retrieved December 9, Notes Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico City , in certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases.