December 5, 2012
Same-sex couples in Maryland should be able to start getting marriage licenses on Thursday for weddings to be held on or after Jan. 1. On Thursday morning, Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to sign a proclamation certifying the Nov. 6 election results, including a referendum that affirmed Maryland's new law allowing same-sex marriage. Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for O'Malley, wrote in an email on Wednesday that clerks of the circuit court in Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City, who issue marriage licenses, will be notified after the proclamation is signed.
December 2, 2012
An opinion released Thursday by the attorney general's office said that same-sex couples can obtain marriage licenses as soon as Gov. Martin O'Malley “formally proclaims” the results of this month's election, which he is expected to do on or about Thursday. The law, and therefore the licenses, will not be effective until Jan. 1. Attorney General Douglas Gansler answered other questions about the implementation of Maryland's same-sex marriage law in the 19-page opinion. Gansler and Chief Counsel Adam Snyder found that postdating the licenses' effective date doesn't impose an unconstitutional waiting period on same-sex couples because it's the ceremony, not the license which validates the marriage.
August 6, 2011
Marriage licenses issued in June in Washington County Quentin Carlisle Jackson, 40, and Ileana Santiago, 32, both of Hagerstown Timothy Brian Stout, 36, and Michelle Marie Gary, 37, both of Hagerstown Brandt Lois Kauffman, 30, and Wing Kuen Lo, 34, both of Parkville, Md. Jason Scott Turner, 40, of Williamsport, and Kathryn Ann Naylor, 27, of Hampstead, Md. Arthur White III, 27, and Jacqueline Felisha McGetchy, 24, both of Middle...
May 21, 2011
The following marriage licenses were issued in April in Washington County Jose Luis Rodriguez, 57, and Rosa Maria Arnold, 54, both of Waynesboro, Pa. Eric David Cramer, 37, and Debbie Ann Miller, 39, both of Boonsboro Louis Brandon Martelli, 29, and Jennifer Lea Boustead, 31, both of Hagerstown Omari Niegel Woodson, 27, and Sherita Nicole Wood, 28, both of Baltimore Michael Anthony Santigiao-Davila, 22, of Hagerstown, and London Lee Anderson, 22,...
March 19, 2011
The following marriage licenses were issued in February in Washington County: William Seldon Lott, 41, and Jonell Sharice Reid, 40, both of Washington, D.C. Carlos Saavedra Montero, 31, and Kayla Marie Young, 20, both of Hagerstown Michael Angel Rivas Jr., 20, and Kayla Alexis Taulton, 20, both of Hagerstown Cameron Wayne Rice, 25, and Bessie Catherine Lewis, 24, both of Hagerstown Timothy William Sweitzer, 45, and Angela Lynn...