Gansler had little choice on gay marriage

February 25, 2010

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's opinion that Maryland should recognize same sex marriages from other states should not be faulted ("Md. can recognize same-sex marriages," Feb. 25). He had little choice. He is merely followed the Constitution. The Constitution provides:

"Section 1. Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.

"Section 2. The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States."

Those two sections are going to come back and haunt us even more beyond the same sex arguments considering legislation enacted by super-left or avant garde states like California and some in New England.

Richard L. Lelonek, Baltimore

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