Maryland court recognizes spousal privilege for same-sex married couple

[JURIST] A Maryland court ruled Thursday that the spousal privilege preventing spouses from being compelled to testify against one another applies to a lesbian couple married in Washington DC, recognizing the rights of same-sex married [JURIST news archive] couples though Maryland does not allow the practice. Judge Donald Beachley of the Maryland Washington County Circuit Court [official website] ruled that the spouse of a same-sex married couple was privileged [Herald-Mail report] from testifying against her spouse in a criminal domestic…

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