That didn't take long. As the excitement about the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maryland begins to die down, new issues are popping to the forefront. Hundreds of couples may have rushed to the courthouse as soon as they had the chance to formally legalize their relationship, but now, like a word association game show, comes the next stage: I say "marriage" - you say "divorce."
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There is a battle raging in America today. No, there isn't a foreign invader or an insurgent rebel force. The battle is an ideological and cultural fight. On one side there are proponents of same-sex marriage, arguing for equal treatment before the law. On the other side there are proponents of traditional marriage, which they define as marriage between only one man and one woman. Recently, this issue was being contested on perhaps the last and most crucial battleground, the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court's decisions on two pivotal same-sex marriage cases could prove decisive. However, regardless of the outcome in these cases, same-sex marriage has already been legalized in nine states, including Maryland. As result, family law issues concerning same-sex couples will continue to arrive before the state courts, and these issues could bring a unique kind of dilemma.
The results of the recent Election Day in Maryland has brought about the prospect of a reality that thousands of residents have been hoping for - legal same-sex marriage. The vote in Maryland, along with a similar vote in Maine, has been lauded as another major step forward for the rights and privileges of gay couples and individuals. And many did not waste any time proceeding with wedding plans.