Miller underwhelmed by Gansler's gay marriage opinion
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., one of Maryland's most powerful politicians, offered this assessment Thursday of Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's opinion that Maryland should recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere: "ho-hum."
"The response to the attorney general's opinion for the most part has been 'ho-hum,' from both sides of the aisle," said Miller (D-Calvert), suggesting it was what people expected from Gansler (D), a supporter of gay marriage. "His finding can be trumped in seconds by a lower court."
Miller, speaking to reporters after Thursday's Senate session, said he expects the opinion to draw a legal challenge in relatively short order and eventually work its way up to the state's high court.
"The far right will look to find the right case, probably in Harford County or the Eastern Shore," Miller said. "They'll forum-shop, and it'll ultimately be decided by the Court of Appeals."
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