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Maryland's highest court recognizes same-sex divorce

By Associated Press

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. >> Maryland's highest court has ruled that same-sex couples can divorce in the state even though Maryland doesn't permit same-sex marriages.

The Court of Appeals issued the ruling Friday that couples who have a valid marriage from another state can divorce in Maryland.

The ruling says Maryland courts should withhold recognition of a valid foreign marriage only if that marriage is "repugnant" to state public policy. The court says the threshold is a high bar that has not been met in the case that it ruled on.

The case involved two women who were married in California and denied a divorce in 2010 by a Maryland judge.

Lawyers for the women told the Court of Appeals that is would be unprecedented for the state not to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere







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