WASHINGTON — Maryland’s highest court is poised to hear arguments in a precedent-setting case involving two women who married in California but were denied a divorce in Maryland, which does not currently allow same-sex weddings.
The Court of Appeals of Maryland in Annapolis was set to hear arguments Friday from lawyers for the lesbian couple who are seeking to end their marriage. A Maryland judge declined to grant their divorce in 2010, basing his decision on the conclusion that the women’s marriage is not valid under Maryland law.
Port v. Cowan, 1 Md. Dec. 71 (2010). (Circuit Court for Prince George’s County) (Judge A. Michael Chapdelaine) (October 22, 2010.)