Marriage Equality in Maryland

Congratulations to Maryland couples on your upcoming nuptials!

On January 1, 2013 (starting at 12:01 AM) Maryland will begin issuing marriage licenses to loving and committed gay and lesbian couples! Although Maryland typically has a two-day waiting period, it will be waived so couples can marry on January 1, 2013.  It will be an historic day and a milestone for the movement for full equality.  No doubt, media outlets from across the state and across the nation are planning to capture all the excitement of the first days of marriage equality, so this presents Maryland couples with an incredible opportunity to share their stories of love and commitment!

If you and your loved one plan to wed on the first days of marriage equality in the state and are open to sharing your love story/wedding plans with the media, GLAAD really wants to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to let us know about you as a couple and your lives together. We’ll be in touch with you as media opportunities present themselves. The more information you’re able to provide us with the better!

**To share your love story & wedding plans with GLAAD, go to:**

Thanks in advance for your willingness to speak with the media about your relationship and for taking the time to submit your story and image.  By sharing your story as a couple, you help us promote understanding, increase acceptance and advance equality.  We couldn't do our work without you!

We will contact you if we receive media requests for which you and your significant other would be appropriate.  In the meantime, please be sure to share your great news with family, friends and your local newspaper – by sharing the most significant moments of our lives that we underscore our commonly-held values with the communities of which we are a part.

About Obtaining a Marriage License

You do not need to be a Maryland resident to obtain a Maryland marriage license, but you must marry in the county in which the marriage license was issued.

Maryland marriage licenses cost from $35-85, depending on county. All offices accept cash; some will take checks, money orders, or credit and debit cards.

A picture ID is required.

A blood test or physical examination is not required in Maryland.