Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies Have Begun in Maryland

Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies Are Already Happening in Maryland

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Thanks to the new same-sex marriage laws that passed last fall, starting on January 1, 2013, same-sex couples in Maryland were able to obtain marriage licenses for the first time.

And this past Wednesday, within an hour of the the Wicomico County Circuit Court opening for the first time this year, three happy same-sex couples had tied the knot.

In Somerset County, two same-sex marriages have taken place—several licenses have been granted—and they expect to see an influx of couples from Virginia, which borders the county, and where same-sex marriage is still illegal.

And in Snow Hill County, the courthouse is gearing up for a rise in applications this summer, as in Maryland, you’ve got to get the license in the county in which you plan on getting married, and with it being such a popular vacation spot, they can only imagine people will want to hold their Big Days in the place they love to summer.

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