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Maryland's Board of Elections certified a petition Tuesday to put the state's new same-sex marriage law on the November ballot, the final procedural step needed for voters to challenge the controversial law. "We're excited, we're on the ballot," said...
Tags: Gays and Lesbians, Justice System, Marriage, Family, Voting
Gov. Martin O'Malley introduced legislation Monday night to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, presenting a bill to the General Assembly that aides said would offer broad protections for groups that would not want to perform or honor same-sex...
I remember feeling trepidation when Jules Witcover and I, partners in writing our political column, joined The Baltimore Sun after the collapse of the Washington Star left us on the beach in August of 1981. I was aware of The Sun's reputation for...
Last year as the state legislature debated same-sex marriage legislation, gay and lesbian couples and their supporters attacked opponents as extremists and bigots (as in The Sun's Feb. 20 article "Some Catholics support gay marriage," and Julian Bond's...
After nine months of plotting and organizing, the two sides of Maryland's same-sex marriage debate are ready to campaign with full force during the General Assembly session, which begins next week. Opponents plan a day of prayer that a same-sex...
After narrowly failing to pass a gay marriage bill this year, advocates in Maryland are putting together a savvy and high-powered campaign to persuade a few holdout delegates to embrace the issue. And they're aiming it straight at the constituency that...
The New York Times reported this weekend that President Barack Obama's views on gay marriage are "evolving" and that there are serious discussions inside the White House about how to handle the shift if he decides to publicly support same-sex unions....
Sun reportersBy age 6, Benjamin Todd Jealous had read through all of the books about African-Americans in his elementary school library and inquired why there weren't more. At 7, he told his family that he wanted to become a civil rights lawyer. At 14, he organized...
Tags: Polls, Bill Clinton, Political Fundraising, Philosophy, Family
Associated PressMILWAUKEE - The new Supreme Court justice must be a strong advocate for civil rights, and NAACP members are pressuring lawmakers to make that a priority in the selection process, NAACP officials said at the group's annual convention yesterday. "We very...
Sun StaffAs NAACP delegates gather this weekend in Milwaukee for the group's 96th convention, it will mark a year since Chairman Julian Bond's searing critique of the Bush administration, triggering an IRS audit that nearly cost the organization its tax-exempt...
Sun StaffATLANTA - Saying a dedication to civil rights activism is in his blood, former Verizon executive Bruce S. Gordon was elected as the NAACP's next president and chief executive officer yesterday. The board of the National Association for the Advancement of...
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