| Nov 25, 2012
| 7:57 AM
It was a popular idea five years ago: make sure every state had high-security driver's licenses to thwart terrorism at airports.
But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Real ID system faces opposition from states still reeling from recession. ...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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.
| Jul 22, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged Friday to lead the charge next year for a law to recognize same-sex marriage in Maryland, saying he would include the effort among a "handful" of legislative priorities during the 2012 session.
Supporters predicted that the...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:27 PM
Advocates for marriage equality in Maryland have taken several important steps toward reversing their narrow defeat in this year's General Assembly session, but none were nearly so important as the boost they got today from Gov. Martin O'Malley, who...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 4:53 PM
Jon A. Kaplan imagines a beautiful wedding ceremony on the beaches of the Eastern Shore, followed by a big party in Baltimore, where he and partner Joel Pearson, have lived for more than a decade.
Dan Gilbert likes the simplicity of signing a marriage...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:08 PM
(Grover G. Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform.
Patrick Gleason is the organization's director of state affairs.
The opinions expressed are their own.)
By Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason
Dec 17 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew...