Clerk Loretta Knight on Same-Sex Marriage (Videos)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Clerk of the Circuit Court Loretta Knight talks about the significance of same-sex marriage in Montgomery County. Did you know that about half of the marriage licenses issued locally these days are for same-sex marriages? Take a look.

As Knight mentioned, there was coverage of the first same-sex marriages last year in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke was there for the first same-sex marriages at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Jan. 2, 2013. Take a look back:

 
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Leventhal News Briefing (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters Monday morning for a news briefing during which he discussed the Purple Line; recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care act; and the county’s financial status. You can watch the entire news conference here:

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Local Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriages

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that same sex marriage is a legal right across the country. Dana Beyer, executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, said today’s court decision is a moment that “brings people to tears.” Beyer said Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion was so “beautifully written.” “It hit me. Some of the language is […]

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Clerk Loretta Knight on Same-Sex Marriage (Videos)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra, Clerk of the Circuit Court Loretta Knight talks about the significance of same-sex marriage in Montgomery County. Did you know that about half of the marriage licenses issued locally these days are for same-sex marriages? Take a look. As Knight mentioned, there was coverage of the first same-sex marriages last year […]

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Same Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Tax Purposes

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today (Aug. 29) ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction […]

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Change in Marriage Laws by Patricia Lai (Video)

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The Supreme Court struck down Defense of Marriage Act and California Proposition 8 in June, deeming these as unconstitutional. Recently Wales and England passed a same sex marriage law. This video report asks people their opinions about the changes in the marriage laws.

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MoCo Reacts to Same Sex Marriage Ruling (Video)

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The Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage on June 26 is drawing reaction from across the nation. The 5-4 ruling struck down a part of the Defense of Marriage Act making it unconstitutional for the definition of marriage to be limited to a man and woman. MyMCMedia’s Tamika Smith reports on Montgomery County residents reaction […]

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What is "Standing?" (Video)

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Montgomery Week in Review host Don Mooers talks with attorney Mariana Cordier about a case recently heard at the Supreme Court and the meaning of the word “standing” as it relates to this case involving same sex marriage. Take a look.

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Same Sex Marriage: Making History in Montgomery County (Photos & Videos)

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UPDATED As of Jan. 1, same sex marriage is legal in the state of Maryland. Although the courthouse was closed on New Year’s Day, it reopened on Jan. 2 with several same sex weddings on the calendar. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke met some of these local couples who wasted no time getting to the altar in Montgomery […]

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