Monthly Archives: November 2012

Legal Implications of the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Maryland


Author: Denise Martin

At present, the District of Columbia and nine states, including Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington have legalized same-sex marriage and will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.[1]  On March 1, 2012, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act into law, providing that same-sex couples can obtain a civil marriage license.  Maryland voters upheld the law on the November 6, 2012 election ballot (Question 6), and the law goes into effect beginning January 1, 2013. Continue reading

2012 Holiday Canned Food Drive


McChesney & Dale, P.C., is sponsoring a canned food drive in its headquarters building (OMNI Professional Building, 4000 Mitchellville Road, Bowie, MD 20716) from November 28 to December 21, 2012, on behalf of the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry. The Food Pantry, which is located at 3120 Belair Drive, will be putting together holiday dinner baskets to assist needy families. Continue reading