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Local advocates applaud Supreme Court same sex-marriage decision

Local advocates applaud Supreme Court same sex-marriage decision

"There's no more asterisk at the end," said Annapolis resident Jeff Helfrick. "It's married and that's it." No more worrying about the status of his marriage to Rob Beall in other states when job hunting, traveling or moving, he said Friday, following the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling requiring all states to recognize and issue marriage licenses. "Finally. Phew," Helfrick said. Maryland residents in same-sex marriages can work, travel and move to other states with full spousal rights, including hospital visitation and filing joint income taxes. "We needed the law on our side and now we have it," said Helfrick, who was...

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