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  • A Raven stands up for equality — and free speech

    A Raven stands up for equality — and free speech
    It's been a tough week for Maryland politicians who misspeak badly and then have to correct themselves. First, there was Gov. Martin O'Malley and his lame excuses for his "no" to the "are you better off than four years ago" question while defending President Barack Obama on national television, and then Rep. Roscoe Bartlett invoked the Holocaust in explaining the federal student loan program's allegedly unconstitutionality, a truly outrageous comparison for which he eventually apologized.
  • Md. Senate approves same-sex marriage

    Md. Senate approves same-sex marriage
    Maryland's Senate passed a landmark measure Thursday evening that would allow same-sex couples to wed, pushing the controversial issue to the House of Delegates, which appears nearly evenly split on the issue. The Senate voted 25-21 to approve the...

    Obama could make the difference on gay marriage

    Obama could make the difference on gay marriage
    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....

    O'Malley's map easily wins House approval

    O'Malley's map easily wins House approval
    A new political map aimed at adding a seventh Democrat to the state's congressional delegation is expected to be sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley Thursday for his signature. The plan won approval in the Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday after five...

    O'Malley signs same-sex marriage bill

    O'Malley signs same-sex marriage bill
    Amid cheers and camera flashes from a crush of onlookers, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Thursday his bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland — legislation that raises his national profile and, advocates say, gives momentum to those...