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Maryland Court Keeps Gay Nup Ban

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Maryland’s homos will have to wait for their wedding bells. The state’s high court upheld a 2004 ban on gay marriage this morning. In their ruling, the judicial party poopers wrote that ban doesn’t violate the state’s constitution, nor do gay citizens have a “fundamental right” to marry.

Retired but participating Judge Glenn Harrell wrote:

In declaring that the State’s legitimate interests in fostering procreation and encouraging the traditional family structures in which children are born are related reasonably to the means employed by [the law banning same-sex marriage], our opinion should by no means be read to imply that the General Assembly may not grant and recognize for homosexual persons civil unions or the reasons.

General Assembly, you listening?