| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:25 PM
With the forceful backing of a newly elected Democratic governor, the New York state legislature gave final approval late Friday to a bill permitting same-sex marriage, enabling gay couples to head for the altar as early as mid-summer.
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:46 PM
The storylines were similar: A divided state legislature grapples with the emotional question of whether to allow same-sex couples to marry.
But several plot twists — an ambitious Democratic governor as the main character, a multimillion-dollar...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:01 PM
Catherine Kelly and Sue Heether began their relationship in 1994, when both were teaching at a Baltimore-area Catholic school, and felt they had to keep the arrangement closely guarded for years.
But as same-sex couples became more visible over the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 5:15 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's coordinated legislative strategy to hold off a vote on homosexual marriage until he could corrupt Republican state Senators James Alesi, Roy McDonald, Stephen Saland, and Mark Grisanti needs further scrutiny by legal...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The passage late last month of a gay marriage bill in New York has renewed hope among advocates in Maryland who were disappointed by the narrow defeat of similar legislation here this year. New York's law doubled the number of people living in states...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley will serve as co-chair of the Democratic convention's rules committee this year, a high-profile position that comes amid rampant speculation in party circles about his potential as a presidential candidate in 2016.
| May 16, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The General Assembly's speedy embrace of Gov. Martin O'Malley's income tax increases this week cleaned up a political mess in Annapolis, but the rate hikes could come back to haunt the Democrat if he seeks national office when his time in the governor's...
| Nov 10, 2011
New York Air National Guard 2nd Lt. Bryan Haynes, of Columbia, has been awarded the New York State Humane Service Medal for service in New York's response to Hurricane Irene.
The award recognizes service in response to members of New York's Organized...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
The Preakness Stakes arrives at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday absent one of the event's hallowed traditions. Sure, there will be sundresses and hats, black-eyed Susans, drunken infield revelry and, in a recent addition to the bill, faux-mythological...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 3:38 PM
— Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took center stage before a convention of New Hampshire Democrats Saturday, rallying the faithful in a state important to his party's hopes to hold the White House in November — and to his own future should he...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:33 PM
No, New York State Racing and Wagering Board, Dale Romans does not like your innovation known as the Belmont Stakes barn.
"The barn is ridiculous," Romans, trainer of Belmont second-favorite Dullahan, said Thursday. "There's too many horses in there...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:46 AM
Sixteen Democratic governors led by Maryland's Martin O'Malley have sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to quickly broker a compromise to extend long-term unemployment benefits before the money runs out at the end of the year.