Baltimore, Md. (WUSA9) -- Maryland Attorney General, Douglas Gansler has said that the recent same-sex marriages legally performed in Utah 'should and would be recognized in Maryland.'

"Maryland will continue to recognize valid out-of-state same-sex marriages as we continue to strengthen the Constitution's promise of equal protection under the law. It is an affront to the idea of basic human rights that the battle for full marriage equality in this country remains in headlines and courtrooms," said Gansler.

The United States Supreme Court issued a stay on performing such unions in Utah after a court ruling there struck down a same-sex marriage ban.

The Obama administration also issued a statement saying that the federal government would recognize same-sex unions performed in Utah regardless of the fact that the state government of Utah will not.

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