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Law on Adultery and Divorce in Era of Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples

Maryland Legislator, Legal Advocates Hail Attorney General Opinion Clarifying Law on Adultery and Divorce in Era of Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples

(Baltimore, August 13, 2015) – Maryland advocates in the areas of family law and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights welcomed a formal opinion of the state’s Attorney General, Brian E. Frosh, which concludes that sexual intimacy between a married person and a person who is not their spouse qualifies as adultery, for purposes of Maryland divorce law, regardless of the gender of the parties.

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