| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:03 AM
The small chartered medical jet landed at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and taxied to a stop, and there on the tarmac, inside the jet, two men from Ohio were finally together in a state where they could wed.
And that's exactly what they did.
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:15 AM
As we approach the 48th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, this historic civil rights legislation remains an essential protection against the discrimination that still threatens Americans' right to vote. Congress needs to move swiftly to restore the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Social Security says it has begun processing — and paying — some retirement spousal claims for same-sex couples.
The agency’s action comes after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that said the Defense of Marriage Act was...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Federal agencies have been playing catch-up since the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act that had prevented same-sex married couples from receiving federal benefits.
Labor Secretary Tom Perez notified his staffers...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:04 PM
A New Jersey judge heard arguments Thursday over whether the state should be required to legalize same-sex marriage in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Since December 2006, New Jersey has allowed same-...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Bradley Manning, the junior Army analyst convicted of espionage for leaking thousands of classified documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday, reigniting a debate over how far the government should go to punish those who disclose secret...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:50 AM
For Aberdeen resident Janice Grant, it meant feeling like a real American for the first time.
Before the 1963 March on Washington, the longtime civil rights activist had grown up knowing there were things she could not do because she was black.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in every state in its historic Roe v. Wade decision. It affirmed that the constitutionally protected right to privacy includes every woman's ability to make her own personal medical...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 6:22 PM
John Merzbacher, a former South Baltimore parochial school teacher convicted of raping a student, will remain in prison after the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision Friday that could have set him free.
In an emotional victory for the...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The Rev. Gertie T. Williams feels very much at home when she volunteers at the restored Ellicott City Colored School on Frederick Road.
The Howard County native's ease in her surroundings is for good reason: From grades one through seven, she attended a...