In Maryland, male and female couples are free to live in a communal relationship without benefit of a legal document of marriage and can obtain documents from the court giving them control of medical and financial decisions pertaining to their partner. A marriage license is not necessary.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is quoted as crediting his Catholic upbringing with his support of gay marriage. Perhaps he should go back to Scripture and see what Jesus taught about marriage in Matthew 19:4-6: “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh.” That is the only marriage justified by Scripture.
Piet is a retired deacon of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.