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Ruling Recognizes Same-Sex Divorce In Maryland

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Marriage is still out of reach for gay Maryland residents, but not divorce.
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Marriage is still out of reach for gay Maryland residents, but not divorce.

In a ruling Friday morning, Maryland's highest court has issued a ruling recognizing divorce for valid out-of-state same-sex marriages.

The decision to recognize gay divorce comes after a lesbian couple, Jessica Port and Virginia Ann Cowan petitioned Maryland's Court of Appeals in April. They've been fighting for two years to get their California marriage dissolved in their home state of Maryland.

Even though Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill legalizing gay marriage in March, the law doesn't take effect until 2013, pending a potential referendum this November.

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