Delay Criticized in Same-Sex Union Ruling

by Annie Linskey | Baltimore Sun

Del. Heather R. Mizeur, who is legally married to her partner in California, testifies against a bill that would bar Maryland from recognizing such unions

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee took aim at the state’s attorney general Thursday, accusing him at a hearing of playing politics with a highly anticipated opinion on whether Maryland law will honor same-sex marriage certificates issued by other states.

The opinion was requested in May, and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has not yet ruled, prompting Del. Don H. Dwyer of Anne Arundel County to say the lengthy deliberation process has “become political in nature.”

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