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Poets claim that love transcends all.
But until recently, it didn't necessarily transcend insurance regulations in Maryland. Under state law, employers could only provide health coverage for the married partners or blood relatives of an employee.
That changed on Oct. 21. With the support of the state's gay community, the Maryland Insurance Administration issued a memorandum saying it would approve health insurance contracts that included coverage for domestic partners - people who were not related by blood or marriage to a policy holder. Though Maryland law did not change, the Insurance Administration's interpretation of the statute did.
At first, most insurers resisted the …