Held: (1) evidence supported finding that parties’ foreign marriage in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a valid marriage under Congolese law; (2) Maryland statutes do not prohibit recognition of a marriage by proxy or by telephone; and (3) foreign marriages by proxy or by telephone are not repugnant to Maryland public policy.
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