Maryland Court: Gay Divorce Okay, Gay Marriage Not Okay
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
Maryland’s highest court says gay couples can get divorced there, even though they can’t get married.
The Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 that couples who have a valid marriage from another state can divorce in Maryland. The case involved two women who were married in California and denied a divorce in 2010 by a Maryland judge.
“A valid out-of-state same-sex marriage should be treated by Maryland courts as worthy of divorce, according to the applicable statues, reported cases, and court rules of this state,” the court concluded in a 21-page ruling.