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Maryland AG Endorses Marriage Equality

Timothy Kincaid

February 14th, 2008

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As we have noted before, the current front in the battle for marriage is in Maryland. Now WBAL is reporting that the Attorney General has spoke in favor of marriage equality.

“In five, 10, 15 years, there is no question in my mind we will have gay marriage in the state of Maryland and across the United States,” said Gansler, who acknowledged his arguments would be unpopular with some but that he was obliged as the state’s top lawyer to seek justice.

Interestingly, Gansler was the one who successfully defended the state’s anti-marriage legislation before the Supreme Court last year. Nevertheless, he can see that defending a legislature’s right to make a decision doesn’t make that decision right.

“All of us have gay friends, right? If you say to somebody, I’m not going to stand up for you, what good are you?” Gansler said.

That is a message that I wish everyone would hear.

See also:
Blade Asks What Happened In Maryland
Maryland Passes Limited Rights for Gay Couples
Maryland Balances Budget by Taxing Gay Widows
Maryland Senator Muse Champions Bigotry
Maryland AG Endorses Marriage Equality
Maryland Legislator Calls Anti-Gay Bluff
Maryland Introduces Bill to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage – Are Democrats Committed to Equality?
Maryland Marriage Poll

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