Conaway v. Deane
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Nine same-sex couples in Maryland sued when they were denied marriage licenses, due to a Maryland law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Becket filed an amicus brief addressing the impact that a wholesale change to the laws defining marriage would have on religious liberty. Maryland’s highest court—the Court of Appeals—ruled that the marriage law was constitutional, and the definition of marriage in Maryland remained unchanged. Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General defended the law.