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  • Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014

    Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014
    A prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long career in which his stance on gay issues has increasingly put...
  • Backer of Maryland's same-sex marriage effort announces 'roadmap' for national push

    Backer of Maryland's same-sex marriage effort announces 'roadmap' for national push
    A prominent gay rights organization that helped bankroll Maryland's effort to pass same-sex marriage last year announced on Tuesday a new $3 million plan to push for such unions in several more states in the next three years. The group, Freedom to...
  • NAIFA celebrates 50th anniversary

    The Harford-Cecil Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 6, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MacGregor's Restaurant in Havre de Grace. Featured at this special event are key...
  • Eagle Scouts return medals over group's ban on gay members

    Eagle Scouts return medals over group's ban on gay members
    Twenty years ago, Aaron Becker had just been named valedictorian of Baltimore's City College when he was also awarded the rank of Eagle Scout — the culmination of years of Scouting work, including a seven-month project to make a video about...
  • Ehrlich good for a laugh

    I would like to first thank the editorial board of The Sun for electing to publish, week after week, the words of Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. He is indeed a funny man, and no matter how desperate things become, Mr. Ehrlich has a way of breaking though to bring...
  • Maryland lawmakers want DNA collection to resume

    A bipartisan group of Maryland lawmakers today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a state law that allows police to collect DNA samples from those arrested for violent crimes and some burglaries.  The lawmakers, led by Montgomery County Del. Sam...
  • Editorial: Artworks at Maryland House should be put back in place when renovations are done

    Editorial: Artworks at Maryland House should be put back in place when renovations are done
    Art has an uneasy relationship with the world of commercial enterprise. Commercial artists aren't necessarily held in high regard as they're often charged with tasks like devising nondescript images to hang in the food consumption areas of fast food...
  • Gene patent case could impact patients, research

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research
    Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
  • ACLU asks Supreme Court to reconsider gene patenting case

    ACLU asks Supreme Court to reconsider gene patenting case
    The American Civil Liberties Union has asked for a second time that the Supreme Court invalidate Myriad Genetics Inc.'s patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, the latest salvo in a case with broad consequences for...
  • Maryland DNA sample collection can resume temporarily, Roberts says

    Maryland DNA sample collection can resume temporarily, Roberts says
    The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Maryland to resume the collection of DNA samples after arrests for violent crimes, an indication that the justices might decide the issue that has divided lower courts and pitted tough-on-crime state officials against...
  • Maryland public defender argues against Supreme Court intervention in DNA case

    Maryland is exaggerating the value of collecting DNA samples before suspects are convicted, the state's top public defender argued in a filing Friday before the U.S. Supreme Court. The state asked the nation's highest court to decide whether collecting...
  • Chief Justice signals high court will hear Md. DNA case

    Chief Justice signals high court will hear Md. DNA case
    Calling DNA collection from those arrested for certain felonies a "valuable tool for investigating unsolved crimes," Chief Justice John G. Roberts on Monday said there was a "fair prospect" that the nation's high court would overturn a Maryland ruling...