Radical Homosexual Movement Run By Jews

My, my, what a surprise.

Now why would “jews” want to do THAT??!!

It wouldn’t be just because each and every last “jew” is “gay” [read: a flaming CRIMINAL faggot]?


John Knight

From: MichiMAC [mailto:MINERVA24@……………….
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2010 6:04 PM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: [wvns] Radical Homosexual Movement Run By Jews

The Radical Homosexual Movement Is Run By Jews
PC Apostate

Here is an exhaustive list proving, once and for all, that the radical homosexual movement in the United States is a Jewish movement. Jews created it and run it from top to bottom. They are pushing the perversion and degeneracy that is spreading disease, sin and sickness through America like a wildfire.

-The West

Larry Kramer — co-founder of "Act Up," a homosexual/AIDS activist organization; co-founder of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis

Alan Klein — co-founder of group ACT UP, co-founder of group Queer Nation, National Communications Director and chief spokesperson for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD]. Klein also co-founded the successful multimedia campaign STOPDRLAURA.COM

Arnie Kantrowitz — co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD].

Jonathan D. Katz — founded and chairs the Harvey Milk Institute, the largest queer studies institute in the world. A long time queer political activist, was a co-founder of Queer Nation, [the key San Francisco branch].

Harvey Fierstein — film actor [Mrs. Doubtfire]; well-known gay activist.

Moisés Kaufman — playwright and film director [The Laramie Project].

Israel Fishman — founder of the Gay Liberation Caucus in 1970 [now known as the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association], the world’s first gay professional organization.

Bella Abzug and Edward Koch — both Jewish — the first members of the U.S. House of Representatives to introduce legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation [1974].

Winnie Stachelberg — political director, Human Rights Campaign [HRC]

Michael S. Aronowitz, The New York Log Cabin Republicans.

Tony Kushner — gay activist; Tony and 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright [for Angels in America, 1992].

Len Hirsch — president of the GLBT federal government employees group, GLOBE.

Meg Moritz, Ph.D. — a Director and member of the Executive Committee of GLAAD.
Barbara Raab — an NBC-TV producer; a "Jewish lesbian feminist journalist, writer."

Charles Kaiser [?] — author & founding member of National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association [NLGJA].

David Goodstein — owner/publisher of the gay magazine The Advocate [1975-1985]; co-founder of the National Gay Rights Lobby.

Judy Wieder — Editor-in-chief, The Advocate gay magazine.

Alison Bechdel [?] — cartoonist creator and author of the bi-weekly comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For."

Kevin Koffler — Editor-in-chief, Genre gay magazine.

Garrett Glaser — National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association [NLGJA] national board member.

Ronald Gold — reporter for Variety; a leader in the fight to overturn the American Psychiatric Association’s policy that homosexuality is an illness.

Magnus Hirschfeld [d. 1935], early gay rights activist in Germany; founded one of the first gay rights organizations, the Scientific Humanitarian Committee; coined the term "transvestism"; fled Nazi Germany.

Fred Hochberg — deputy administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign [HRC].

Michael Berman — member, Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors. Mitchell Gold — HRC Board Marty Lieberman — HRC BoardAndy Linsky — HRC BoardDana Perlman — HRC BoardAbby Rubenfeld — HRC Board Andrew Tobias — HRC Board Lara Schwartz — Senior Counsel, HRC Heather Wellman — HRC Field Coordinator Dan Furmansky — HRC Senior Field Organizer, West Sally Green — HRC Associate Field Director

Rick Rosendall [?] — President, Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC.

Barney Frank — member of U.S. Congress; helped create non-discriminatory employment policies in all U.S. federal agencies

Kerry Lobel — executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Robin Margolis, American coordinator of the Bi Women’s Cultural Alliance and author [Bisexuality: A Practical Guide].

Evan Wolfson, Senior Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund — and — the executive director of Freedom to Marry.

Jennifer Einhorn — Communications Director, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD] Nancy Alpert [?] — Treasurer, GLAAD Judy Gluckstern — Board of Directors, GLAAD.Stephen M. Jacoby — Board of Directors, GLAAD.Matt Riklin — Board, GLAADCarol Rosenfeld — Board, GLAAD.William Weinberger — Board, GLAAD Tanya Wexler — Board, GLAAD. David Huebner — GLAAD Counsel.

Richard Goldstein — Village Voice writer on gay culture and politics

Ron Schlittler — Director of Field & Policy, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays [PFLAG].

Craig Ziskin — Deputy Director of Development, PFLAG.

Debra Weill — Senior Field & Policy Coordinator, PFLAG.

Dody Goldstein — Board of Directors, PFLAG.

David Horowitz — Board of Directors, PFLAG.

Shawn Frank — Board of Directors, PFLAG.

Leon Weinstein — Chair, Nominating Committee, PFLAG.

Kate Kendell [?], National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Gayle Rubin — lesbian author/activist.

Hilary Rosen — a founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund; former board co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign.

Roz Richter, American attorney and activist.

Bob Kunst — long-time activist in gay and Jewish causes.

"Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network" [GLSEN]. Board co-chairs: Marty Seldman, president

"National Gay & Lesbian Task Force" [NGLTF]. Board co-chairs: ….. Rachel Rosen in Santa Fe, N.M Dave Fleischer — Director of Training [political training], NGLTF. Craig Hoffman — Board of Directors, NGLTF. Beth Zemsky — Board, NGLTF. Marsha C. Botzer — Treasurer, NGLTF. Jeff Levi — first, Levi was NGTF’s lobbyist, early 1980s [NGTF became NGLTF in 1985]. Later, he was NGLTF executive director.

Bill Rubenstein, J.D. ’86, developed the ACLU Lesbian and Gay Rights Project

Martin Duberman — author/historian; founded the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York.

Ben Schatz ’81, J.D. ’85, is executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Foundation.

Kevin Schaub, American; Executive Director and Dean of the Harvey Milk Institute in San Francisco, the world’s largest center for queer studies.

Sarah Schulman [1958- ], American playwright, novelist, and activist [one of the founders of the Lesbian Avengers, a direct-action lesbian rights organization].

Susan Spielman — principal/head of Common Ground, an education/consulting firm specializing in workplace sexual orientation education; her company has worked with hundreds of U.S. organizations, helping them to implement domestic partner benefits plans; co-author of the book Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace.

Gertrude Stein — wrote the first openly lesbian novel, "Q.E.D.," in 1903, but it was only published posthumously in 1950.

Rikki Streicher (1925-1994), American activist and businesswoman.

Michael Goff — founded Out magazine in 1992.

Paulette Goodman — founder of local chapter [Washington D.C.] of PFLAG and served as President of the National PFLAG organization from 1988-1992.

Jeffrey Newman, American, president and COO of the Gay Financial Network; president and CEO of out.com.

Jim Levin — New York gay historian.

Barrett Brick — GLAA [Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance] Treasurer.

Robin Tyler — American comedian [born Arlene Chernick] who was the first openly gay comic in North America; Tyler is also an activist who was the stage producer for the first three gay marches on Washington and the national protest coordinator for the "Stop Dr. Laura" campaign; she produces women’s comedy and music festivals, and operates a lesbian travel-tour company.

Dr. Bruce Voeller [1935?-1994] [?] American gay rights activist, molecular biologist, physiologist, and AIDS researcher (pioneer in the use of nonoxynol-9 as a spermicide); cofounder and first executive director of the National Gay Task Force; creator of the Mariposa Foundation [an AIDS prevention research organization].

Mark Elderkin [?] — co-founded Gay.com.

Leroy Aarons — American professor, journalist, and founder of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association (1990).

Dr. Donald I. Abrams — American physician, HIV expert, medical marijuana researcher, and past president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

Johnny Abush (1952-2000) — [Canadian]; archivist of the International Jewish GBLT Archives.

Roberta Achtenberg [1950- ]; civil rights lawyer and federal official; appointed as Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

Miriam Ben-Shalom [1948- ], American Army Reserves drill sergeant and gay activist; in 1986 she won a ten-year legal battle with the Reserves when a court ordered her reinstatement; founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Veterans Association [GLBVA] in 1990, serving as its first president.

Larry Brinkin, American gay activist who brought the first domestic partnership lawsuit [against Southern Pacific Railroad, 1982].

Rob Eichberg, American psychologist, co-creator of National Coming Out Day [October 11th].

Scott Evertz, American; in April 2001, President Bush appointed him to serve as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy [ONAP].

Gene Falk [?, Jewish name], American business executive; Senior Vice President of the Showtime Digital Media Group; part of the team that launched and marketed the U.S. TV series Queer as Folk; Chair of the Board of Directors of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD].

Surina Kahn — American lesbian activist.

Larry Kessler — founding director in 1983 of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, the largest AIDS support organization in New England.

Kathy Levinson — American investor and philanthropist; serves on the board of PlanetOut; also on NGLTF Board of Directors.

Judith Light — actress, activist for gay causes.

David Mixner — gay activist, political consultant; co-founder of the Municipal Elections Committee of Los Angeles [MECLA], a group of wealthy gays and lesbians who became influential in local politics; president Bill Clinton’s Special Liaison to the Gay-Lesbian Community.

Dan Savage — American author of gay-themed books [The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant; Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America] and gay-themed- sex-advice columnist [Savage Love].

Susan Schuman, American executive vice-president and general manager of the Planet Out gay and lesbian online service.

Scott Seomin, American entertainment media coordinator for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD].

Jason Serinus [Jay Guy Nassberg] — founder and coordinator of the Lavender Healing Network; a former gay activist with the New York chapter of the Gay Liberation Front.

David Sine [?] — American CEO of C1TV, the first U.S. gay and lesbian cable TV network.

Rex Wockner — longtime gay, American journalist who has reported news for the gay press since 1985.

Jack Fritscher — became Editor in Chief of Drummer gay magazine [1977].

Leslie Feinberg [1949- ], American trade unionist, transgender activist and author [Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to RuPaul].

Allan Ginsburg – late Jewish poet and leading member of North American Man Boy Love Association.



To subscribe to this group, send an email to:

To leave this list, send an email to:


Need some good karma? Appreciate the service?
Please consider contributing to WVNS today.
WVNS donation button at eaazi.blogspot.com


Reply to sender | <a href="mailto:wvns

Messages in this topic (1)

Recent Activity:

· New Members 18

Visit Your Group Start a New Topic

Yahoo! Groups

Switch to: Text-Only, <a href="mailto:wvns-digest • UnsubscribeTerms of Use




Md. attorney general: State to recognize same-sex marriages …‎ – 3 hours ago

Two thirds oppose "lesbian rights"

Poll Results

Thanks for voting, here are the results so far:

Should lesbians and single women have access to IVF?


33% (1673 votes)


66% (3369 votes)

Total votes

Total of 5042 votes

There’s nothing that reveals the zeal and ability of zionists to destroy this Christian nation more brilliantly than the battle between ‘we the people’ and our own politicians in their attempt to impose "legalized" sodomy on our youth, coupled with the ability and willingness of "polling organizations" and other jewish controlled "news sources" to misrepresent American public opinion. In 1991, where The General Social Survey showed that the percentage of Americans who viewed "gay sex as always wrong" was 71%, The Gallup Organization was reporting that only 48% believed homosexual relations should not be legal, a disconnect of serious proportions.

"On November 3, 1993, by a vote of 53.4% to 46.6%, the voters of the State of Colorado passed an initiated amendment to the Colorado Constitution referred to as Amendment 2. That amendment provides: No Protected Status Based on Homosexual, Lesbian, or Bisexual Orientation". The courts struck it down, in violation of the will of ‘we the people’, due mostly to advocacy work by non-credible and irresponsible "polling" and "news" organizations like Gallup, who reported at that time that only 48% of the people they polled "think homosexual relations between consenting adults should not be legal". More reputable polling organizations reported that "Seventy-four percent of Hawaii residents polled are opposed to same-sex marriage, and yet just four members of the Hawaii Senate were able to kill a constitutional amendment that had already passed the House of Representatives by a two-thirds majority. This action by four senators to prohibit Hawaii residents from voting has citizens outraged". This 26% disconnect between Gallup and reality was the beginning of the end for the credibility of formerly objective polling and news sources like Gallup.

The schism widened in 1996 when Gallup reported that opposition to legalizing sodomy was now down to 44%, yet "The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) specifically states that the federal government will not recognize a same-sex relationship treated like a marriage. This means that, under the current law, parties to a civil union will not be able to qualify for any of the benefits and protections contained in the 1049 federal laws affecting the spousal relationship". "DOMA became Public Law 104-199 on September 21, 1996"

Encouraged by their previous failures, as most "liberals" always are, Gallup then reported in 1999 that opposition to legalized homosexual relations was down to a mere 43%. But that was less than one year after "The electorate of Hawaii voted on November 4, 1998 to amend the state constitution to permit the legislature to ban same-gender marriage, effectively ending the possibility that marriage will be granted to same-gender couples in that state." "69% of voters approved a ballot initiative which changed the state constitution to allow the legislature to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples", meaning that Gallup was now under-reporting opposition to legalized homosexual relations by 26%. Was Hawaii some remarkable exception to the norm? No. "In Alaska the case for same-sex unions was weaker, but still a threat to traditional marriage. In February a lower court determined that denying homosexuals the right to marry violated the Alaska constitution. In response, 68% of voters approved a measure which amended the state’s constitution to limit marriage to one man, one woman". Gallup was again off by 25-26%, which in polling is much bigger than a mile.

False information from Gallup has now become legion. Their report that the percentage of voters who favored the legalization of homosexual relations was now up to 50% encouraged the "liberal" California court to attempt to attempt to legalize "gay marriages". Even a Field Poll conducted prior to the passage of Proposition 22 suggested that Gallup was not far off target, indicating that only 51% of Californians supported it. Yet with all of the misinformation and false information, with Gallup proclaiming from the rafters that opposition to legalized sodomy was down to 43%, 63% of California voters still gave common sense and Christian principles a landslide victory on March 7, 2000 and passed this ballot initiative to BAN such marriages. Vermont’s courts attempted to do the same thing, and Vermont voters reacted by passing a similar initiative to ban same-sex marriages. In December 2000, "In Nebraska, unofficial election results indicate an anti-Gay ballot measure there passed by a margin of 70 percent to 30 percent among 640,310 voters. Initiative 416 calls for amending the state constitution so marriage is recognized only for heterosexual couples". "In Nevada, unofficial election results indicate 589,865 residents there voted on a proposed anti-Gay ballot measure and approved it by a margin of 69.4 percent to 30.5 percent. The measure sought to amend the state constitution so that only a marriage between a man and a woman is legally recognized in that state". "In Maine, the Human Rights Campaign supported the efforts of the YES on 6 for Equal Rights Campaign. Question 6 gave voters the opportunity to enact a law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment, housing and public accommodations. If it had passed, it would have marked the first time that voters had passed a state law to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Voters in Washington state rejected a similar initiative several years ago after the Legislature passed a measure requiring a ballot vote".

Again, Gallup was off by a mile. State after state after state proved that their biased sodomite polls under-represented opposition to "legalization of homosexual relations" by a minimum of 20%, all the way up to 27%.

Is Gallup "the gang that can’t shoot straight", are they all faggots, or are they so intent on destroying the moral fiber of this Christian nation that they just can’t permit a mere thing like facts to get in the way? As if though 35 state initiatives to ban "gay marriages" isn’t enough to get the message across to these despicable "liberals", they then attempted to change the wording to "civil unions", JUST in order to attempt to side step the restriction on "gay marriages" implemented by ‘we the people’ in legitimate public mandates. Such weasel wording will be met with the same resolve that the immoral supporters of affirmative action met, no matter how disconnected from reality "polling organizations" like Gallup get.

None of the organizations which pride themselves on being objective pollsters were even close to reality. The Pascoe Poll showed 56% of voters opposed "gay marriages", which was the closest to reality, but no state’s initiative passed by less than 63% and the average was closer to 70%. Environics poll was even further off the mark than Gallup, and actual public opinion against legalized sodomy exceeded Gallup’s estimate by almost two thirds.

The icing on the cake was in 2005 when 76% of the voters in Texas said not just NO, but ".ell NO" to sodomites with Proposition 2 (a proposition which the "news" media hardly wrote ten words about).

Is it really this difficult to get more accurate polling results than this? Absolutely not. NORC managed to break down American public opinion by all kinds of racial, age, and sex categories several decades ago, and even now their results were the closest to the actual vote counts in state after state. Has public opinion changed since NORC conducted their survey in 1985-1989? Not according to REAL people going to REAL poll booths and creating LANDSLIDE VICTORIES against sodomites and the amoral crew who support them. Their survey showed that 69-70% of the voting age group between 25 to 44 opposed same sex relationships, which is exactly how the voters of each state voted.


John Knight

From: kolaltai@russiamail.com [mailto:kolaltai@russiamail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 5:06 PM
To: jerrypippin@sbcglobal.net; vandoran.heather@yahoo.com; mike_barsky@hotmail.com; mccloediii@dslextreme.com; bbrabant@sault.com; uwhunter@earthlink.net; onepocketplayer@gmail.com; paul_dunk@msn.com; jimmybug@rocketmail.com; carpbear@sbcglobal.net; ChasNemo@aol.com; Postherguy@aol.com; majorhart@sbcglobal.net; sergeantfreedom@hotmail.com; sergeantfreedom@gmail.com; glendahjessop@hotmail.com; judyfuller007@aol.com; whatnowgop@yahoo.com; jk@blackexile.com; jk@kensingtonmicro.com; jk@israeliteidentity.com; jackstoneisright@gmail.com; pay_the_piper@shaw.ca; num1mema@aol.com; polyanker@gmail.com; randulf.johan.hansen@c2i.net; sirguy2003@ameritech.net; beau@gcbussu.com; edpals2@yahoo.com; yk1@sbcglobal.net; evedemian@verizon.net; virginiaf.raines@gmail.com; shadyslife@aol.com; patriot451@aol.com; cougarden@msn.com; jboyle10@aol.com; joelrachmiel@aol.com; kolsibir@ml1.net; harleymanfl@cox.net; pyskie@aol.com; hogpod22@aol.com; konola@bresnan.net; sfrenegademanboy@aol.com; baywife@aol.com; debunks@sbcglobal.net; phayes9402@comcast.net; vegastoga@aol.com; alan_b.stard.m.p@westnet.com.au; lfeverest@yahoo.com; boldsaber@gmail.com; cherif@cherifo.com; cherifasirry@yahoo.com; clayton.purdy@gmail.com; freddiestaton@gmail.com; hannajaeckel@msn.com; unspecified@rocketmail.com; murray1833@aol.com; ncooper@indy.rr.com; nora22000@sbcglobal.net; oldickeastman@q.com; predatorbc@aol.com; wallyny@optonline.net; wolfram1@aaahawk.com; vivaveridad@yahoo.ca; gregshipley@hughes.net; gmunson@austin.rr.com; robjeff@cablespeed.com; smithjayr@verizon.net; vanzorge@optonline.net; vbrown1072@aol.com; visharadsharmatg@gmail.com; seltzer.michelle@yahoo.com; rdangler@hotmail.com; jamessmith12222@yahoo.co.jp; amagdona@sify.com; williamsroland75@yahoo.fr; mrsbecca@btinternet.com; siralexjohnson_un01@mail.md; proinspectorclark@yahoo.com; private20@cantv.net; pgurrieri@verizon.net; alex_deptfin150@op.pl; info@ecobank.com; kolaltai@russiamaii.com; alexjamesnews2@gmail.com; adityarathi@hotmail.com; liyarath@gmail.com; lichinwu@wduty.com; rgellar000@yahoo.com; elliajt@aoi.com; shatala.amalu@rocketmail.com
Subject: Md. attorney general: State to recognize same-sex marriages …‎ – 3 hours ago

News results for same sex marriage news

Above the Law
Md. attorney general: State to recognize samesex marriages ‎ – 3 hours ago

"State agencies in Maryland will recognize out-of-state gay marriages as of right now," Gansler said at a news conference explaining the effect of a

Washington Post – 54 related articles »

‘Miss Beverly Hills’ moniker has city crying foul‎ – Los Angeles Times – 85 related articles »

DC Jeweler Set for Gay Marriage Final Approval‎ – Huffington Post (blog) – 4 related articles »

Md. attorney general: State to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere





Yahoo! Buzz


COMMENT comment_icon.gif

142 Comments | View All »

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Log in | Register

open_12x12.gif Why Do I Have to Log In Again?

Log In Again?


We’ve made some updates to washingtonpost.com’s Groups, MyPost and comment pages. We need you to verify your MyPost ID by logging in before you can post to the new pages. We apologize for the inconvenience.


open_12x12.gif Discussion Policy

Your browser’s settings may be preventing you from commenting on and viewing comments about this item. See instructions for fixing the problem.

Discussion Policy


Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

Who’s Blogging


» Links to this article

By Aaron C. Davis and John Wagner

Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, February 24, 2010; 4:28 PM

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) said Wednesday that effective immediately, and until challenged in court, the state recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere and that Maryland agencies should begin affording out-of-state gay couples all the rights they have been awarded in other places.

"State agencies in Maryland will recognize out-of-state gay marriages as of right now," Gansler said at a news conference explaining the effect of a long-awaited opinion he released Wednesday morning.

Earlier in the day, most lawmakers in the state capital had interpreted Gansler’s opinion as having not gone that far. But Gansler said that in his role as the chief legal adviser to all executive branch agencies, his opinion now dictates how state agencies should respond when same-sex couples from elsewhere request benefits and legal protections they would have been awarded in the four New England states and Iowa, where same-sex marriages are legal.

The issue will soon become far less abstract in Maryland, with the District expected to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples this spring.

"It’s not that foreign of a concept, I mean, it’s just people, it’s just like any other heterosexual couples," Gansler said. "However a heterosexual couple is treated that was validly married in Maryland or elsewhere, [a same-sex couple] will be treated like that here in Maryland, unless and until a court or the legislature decides differently."

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) responded to Gansler’s opinion with a statement saying: "We will be guided by the Attorney General’s thorough analysis and legal advice on this matter. . . . I expect all state agencies to work with the Attorney General’s office to ensure compliance with the law."



Many in Annapolis on Wednesday afternoon were still struggling with both the political and policy implications of Gansler’s decision, and even advocates said that they expected lengthy court battles and discussions with O’Malley’s administration would be needed to further refine what Maryland may offer same-sex couples from elsewhere.

Several legal scholars said the opinion appeared designed to spur court action, and Gansler acknowledged that he expects his opinion will be challenged quickly. He said it will likely be up to the state’s highest court to issue a final verdict, but he said he believes his opinion now provides a road map that didn’t exist for same-sex couples to win in court.

"People have always had the ability to sue and say I was married in Iowa, I was married in Connecticut, I was married in Massachusetts and I’m being denied those rights here in Maryland," Gansler said. "They could have always sued. I assume this will give them a floor plan and a map on how to do it because I think the law is pretty clear."

Jana Singer, a University of Maryland law professor who was one of 60 lawyers across the state who filed briefs to Gansler as he drafted the opinion over the past year, said that the opinion should affect a large swath of legal, health and other benefits for same-sex couples who reside in or visit Maryland.

The opinion would likely mean same-sex spouses of Maryland employees would be eligible for the same health benefits as heterosexual couples, she said. Same-sex couples would also be given legal rights, such as the ability to sue for wrongful death of a same-sex spouse.

Gansler said his opinion would not affect same-sex couples’ taxes, which are governed by federal law.

Under O’Malley’s administration, Maryland has significantly expanded benefits to couples who register as domestic partners, but Singer said same-sex couples married elsewhere would no longer have to go through that step to get many of the same protections.

Del. Don Dwyer (R-Anne Arundel) said he was convinced Gansler’s opinion would be overturned by courts and promised to bring articles of impeachment against the attorney general for trying to usurp Maryland law, which strictly defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.