ANNAPOLIS – Maryland divorce law can tear asunder a same-sex civil union that another state has brought together, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled. In a reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals said Maryland will regard a civil union ...Read More »
PHOENIX — An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion. The ruling comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a ...Read More »
Business owners must put aside their religious objections to same-sex marriage and comply with state laws prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians in providing goods and services, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said this week in joining a U.S. Supreme ...
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Maryland’s top court holds that an adult so intimately connected to a child’s upbringing can be regarded as a “de facto parent” and entitled to visitation and a share of custody so long as the best interests of the child are served.Read More »
Maryland’s top court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the former same-sex partner of a child’s mother has the parental right of custody and visitation because the decision to conceive the child was mutual and the couple married – but later divorced – after the child’s birth.Read More »