| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:25 AM
LGBT advocacy groups may have another day to wait before receiving news of the Supreme Court's position on same-sex marriage, but that doesn't mean they're staying silent.
Unhappy with the court's decision on the Voting Rights Act, a coalition of...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The U.S. Department of State is committing to fighting homophobia and is looking for new ways it can protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in countries around the world, including within the United States, Secretary John...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
State Del. Jon S. Cardin's recent commentary on Garrett County Sheriff Robert Corley is full of half truths and lies ("The lawless sheriffs of Maryland," June 17).
Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not a laughingstock, and I challenge Delegate Cardin to...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Students from three Anne Arundel County high schools will receive prizes Tuesday from the Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation for taking top honors in the organization’s annual essay contest.
This past spring, the contest asked students to write an...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Researchers hailed the Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that bans the patenting of human DNA, saying it would expand access to genetic testing for disease at lower cost to patients.
In a unanimous decision, the justices said Myriad Genetics did not have...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:30 AM
It is interesting to see Second Amendment enthusiasts like letter writer John Armstrong embracing a few county sheriffs' announced refusal to endorse Maryland's new gun law based on its unconstitutionality ("Sheriff's refusal to enforce gun law is victory...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 2:16 PM
The 19-year-old felt sick to her stomach when she stepped into the Baltimore prison once nicknamed "Supermax" for her first day of work as a corrections officer. The place was dark and dingy, and she had never been around so many men before.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:06 AM
Ten years to the day since the Supreme Court struck down sodomy laws that criminalized gay sex, the court will make history by ruling on same-sex marriage.
In preparation for today's rulings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, which will...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress.
Curious what they think? Here are excerpts from...
| Dec 15, 2012
After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor.
To break the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:29 AM
It was 21 years ago last month that Harvard-educated attorney Robert Wilkins was traveling in a car pulled over for going 5 mph over the posted speed limit on Interstate 68 in Western Maryland. But rather than receive a ticket, the group, all African-...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:38 PM
In an attempt to keep one of his signature initiatives alive, Gov. Martin O'Malley wants state lawmakers to reauthorize police to collect DNA samples from crime suspects before the current statute expires later this year.
The release of the Democratic...