The Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 amended Maryland law to permit marriage between two individuals, regardless of gender, as long as the marriage is not otherwise prohibited under state law (MD Code Family Law Sec. 2-201 et seq.).
The amended law provides equal recognition to same-sex and opposite-sex marriages. Accordingly, employers in Maryland must provide the same benefits to employees in a same-sex marriage that are provided to employees in an opposite-sex marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court subsequently issued a decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all states and requiring all states to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other jurisdictions (Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (6/26/15)).
Reciprocity. In 2010, the Maryland attorney general issued an advisory opinion stating that same-sex marriages validly entered into in other jurisdictions may be recognized as marriages in Maryland.