Maryland is a noteworthy state when it comes to same-sex marriage. In 1973, it was the first state to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, thus prohibiting same-sex marriage. From that year forward, proponents of marriage equality made an active push to give same-sex couples the right to marry.
Such an affirmative decision would not be made until 2013, 40 years later, when same-sex marriage became legal in Maryland by popular vote. Same-sex couples in the state have now enjoyed the same rights as heterosexual couples for two years, but the Supreme Court ruling to extend these rights to all 50 states was no less exciting.
June 26, 2015: A Monumental Day in America's History
June 26 was undoubtedly a day of progress for the LGBT community. Same-sex couples now enjoy the right to marry, and have their marriage recognized, no matter where they live or travel. No longer will this right be defined by state lines or popular opinion.
On a different, yet still important, note is the fact that same-sex couples also have the freedom to divorce in every state in the country. Couples that may have felt trapped in a marriage can now pursue the future that they really want.
You may be wondering what impact the same-sex ruling has on your relationship and your rights. Perhaps you are concerned that your rights will be ignored if you travel outside of Maryland. Fortunately, you do not have to go through this time alone. Our attorneys at Gardner Law Firm, P.C. share over 40 years of experience and are familiar with the legal complexities associated with same-sex marriage and divorce.
Don't take chances with your relationship or your future. Put a trusted Rockville divorce lawyer on your side and move forward confidently in the direction of your choosing. Call our firm today to get started!