During the 2012 General Assembly session, Maryland passed legislation that legalizes same-sex weddings in the state beginning January 1, 2013, which was signed by the governor. This legislation is being opposed by a group that is trying to get the issue placed on a referendum to be included on the states ballot in November. This article in The Baltimore Sun by Andrea F. Siegel says the group has collected more than two-thirds of the signatures needed to have the measure placed on the ballot. While that is happening, the states highest appeals court on Friday issued a ruling that allows same-sex couples to obtain a divorce in Maryland ... so at this point in time, gay couples that were married in other states can get divorced here, but gay couples can't get married here. If the referendum is placed on the ballot in November, hopefully the vote will turn out better than it did in North Carolina.
note : in the print edition of the paper, the article was titled :
Md. court approves same-sex divorce
Couple married in Calf; decision does not affect state's gay marriage law