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Did Prop 8 Decision Impact Maryland's Gay Marriage Vote?
The debate in Maryland, where the House of Delegates approved a gay-marriage bill on Friday, made clear that the decision finding unconstitutional California's ballot initiative banning gay marriage will have consequences nationwide--at least until the Supreme Court visits the issues.

The decision in Perry v. Brown last week by a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn Proposition 8 was not considered legally consequential when it was issued. The ruling was tightly worded so that it only applied to those states where gay marriages were performed prior to being invalidated, a condition that applied only to California.

But the debate in Maryland, where Gov. Martin O'Malley has pushed the bill, which is expected to be approved by the State Senate next week, shows how Perry will shape future state legislation legalizing same-sex marriage. It means that allowing gay marriage has become the equivalent of opening Pandora's box. Once a state has allowed just one gay or lesbian couple to marry, legally there is no going back.

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Published on:  February 18, 2012


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