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Gansler's Gay Marriage Opinion "Sound Advice": O'Malley



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    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is supporting a controversial recent gay marriage opinion issued by Attorney General Doug Gansler.

    O'Malley told WTOP's "Ask the Governor" program Wednesday that Gansler gave "sound advice" last month when he said state agencies must now recognize out-of-state gay marriages until the legislature or courts decide otherwise.

    O'Malley said he believes Gansler's opinion is not only "the right legal advice" but also "it's the only practical way to go."

    Same-sex couples can now legally marry in Washington, D.C., as well as Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

    The governor said the state has always recognized contracts entered into in other states.

    One Maryland lawmaker is threatening to attempt to impeach Gansler over the issue.