| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Frank and Joanne McShalley don't think of themselves as rich. He works for an insurance company. She's an office manager. They've got two kids in Baltimore County Catholic schools.
The family isn't hurting, but with the costs of running a household ...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The next two and a half months appear destined to provide a defining moment for Gov.Martin O'Malley's second term in office. If his agenda for the remainder of this General Assembly session doesn't match the intensity of his effort during 2007's special...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 3:41 PM
On Monday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to unfurl the most ambitious legislative agenda of his six years in office. By Thursday evening, he's scheduled to be 200 miles north in a Midtown Manhattan hotel, schmoozing with contributors to 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...