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Human Rights

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  • UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery

    UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery
    Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit. Insurance firms...
  • Howard Co. honors MLK with celebration, Remembrance Day

    Howard County's 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will be Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Smith Theatre in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, in Columbia. A reception will begin at 2 p.m....
  • Is Syria ready for peace? [Commentary]

    Is Syria ready for peace? [Commentary]
    With mounting casualties estimated at over 100,000, millions more displaced internally and abroad, rampant and egregious human rights violations — including horrific chemical weapons attacks on civilians — bringing peace to Syria is an...
  • Ex-CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends 'enhanced interrogation techniques'

    Ex-CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends 'enhanced interrogation techniques'
    When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness. The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
  • Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union

    Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union
    President Barack Obama briefly reiterated his commitment to LGBT equality around the globe in a section of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, but he did not address the stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act or whether he would issue an...
  • Academic extremism threatens democratic values [Commentary]

    Veritas vos liberabit, chanted the scholastics of yesteryear — "the truth will set you free." It's hard to see how that mantra could be echoed by latter-day counterparts in the academy. Consider the recent resolution by the American Studies...
  • Towson High alum biking cross-country for Ulman Cancer Fund [Towson]

     Towson High alum biking cross-country for Ulman Cancer Fund [Towson]
    Kyle King, 2012 graduate of Towson High School, is participating in a 4,000-mile bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle, Wis., to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. King, a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park,...
  • Gregory Kane, former Sun columnist, dies at 62

    Gregory Kane, former Sun columnist, dies at 62
    Gregory P. Kane, a former Baltimore Sun columnist known for his perceptive observations, died of cancer Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 62. "He challenged a lot of traditional political thought in the African-American community," said...
  • JHU's conflicting approaches to academic freedom [Commentary]

    JHU's conflicting approaches to academic freedom [Commentary]
    "Freedom of expression is the heartbeat of our university," Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman declared in an email this month announcing a new Task Force on Academic Freedom that will formulate an...
  • Five Md. employers named best workplaces for LGBT equality

    Five Md. employers named best workplaces for LGBT equality
    A global law firm with origins in Baltimore was one of five Maryland-based businesses to make the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" list. DLA Piper, which owes part of its name to Baltimore-based predecessor Piper &...
  • Something to take away from the White House visit [Editorial]

    Something to take away from the White House visit [Editorial]
    Hypercharged though the world of politics is, it remains a substantial honor for those of any political stripe to meet someone holding posts such as president, first lady, senator, governor or even mayor. At least in theory, we hold our elections and...
  • We will always be a nation of immigrants

     We will always be a nation of immigrants
    If the Republican Party looks not only to the history of the nation but its own history as a party, it will have plenty of reasons to back comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the undocumented ("Can Republicans do the...