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  • Maryland gay marriage: Don't cue the wedding bells just yet

    Maryland gay marriage: Don't cue the wedding bells just yet
    There was a brief explosion of optimism from those supporting same-sex marriage in Maryland last week after a poll by Hart Research Associates indicated that voters in the state support it by a significant margin of 54-40. No state has ever approved gay...
  • Same-sex marriage foes get help from out of state

    Same-sex marriage foes get help from out of state
    By most measures, Frank Schubert, the strategist running campaigns in four states against same-sex marriage, ought to be nervous about Maryland. Multiple polls, including one recently conducted by The Baltimore Sun, show that Maryland voters in...
  • Pride celebration shows the diversity of Baltimore's gay community

    After reading commentator Brandon Ambrosino's arguments about what good the LGBT Pride Celebration does, I feel sorry for the author because I don't find his arguments lofty so much as childlike ("What I would march for," June 28). He reminds me of a...
  • Ad claims children 'do best' when raised by 'their married mom and dad'

    Ad claims children 'do best' when raised by 'their married mom and dad'
    A new 30-second television commercial opposing same-sex marriage makes a claim that children "do best" when reared in a traditional, heterosexual marriage — or, as the ad says, by "their married mom and dad." What the ad says: The ad is narrated by...
  • The Republican case for same-sex marriage

    The Republican case for same-sex marriage
    Marylanders have an important decision to make this Election Day: whether or not to affirm their belief in the traditional American principle of equal rights for all, or instead to continue a system of special rights for some. A "yes" vote on Question 6...
  • Md. pastor has harsh words for gays, their supporters

    A Randallstown pastor had harsh words for gays and supporters of same-sex marriage at a recent town hall meeting, saying those who vote yes on Question 6 are approving "things that are worthy of death." The pastor, Robert J. Anderson of the Colonial...
  • Is gay marriage a gateway issue for political activism?

    Is gay marriage a gateway issue for political activism?
    This week, as the Supreme Court took up two historic cases pertaining to same-sex marriage, it's been an exciting time to be a college student. Huge numbers of young people on Facebook and Twitter continue to post pictures and status updates in support of...
  • Ayanbadejo is wrong: Now is the time for a gay sports hero to speak up

    Ayanbadejo is wrong: Now is the time for a gay sports hero to speak up
    "Now is the time..." -- Martin Luther King, Aug. 28, 1963 Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong. It is painful to say that. Mr. Ayanbadejo's heart is in a good place, and the advice he gave recently on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" was practical and well intentioned....
  • Marylanders for marriage equality

    Marylanders for marriage equality
    Maryland made history yesterday as the first state to approve gay marriage at the ballot box. The outcome on Question 6 was notable not just for what it will mean for thousands of gays and lesbians whose relationships will now be recognized as equal to...
  • What they're saying about gay marriage [media roundup]

    What they're saying about gay marriage [media roundup]
    Delivering same-sex marriage's first ballot box victories and the first openly gay U.S. Senator-elect, the 2012 election could be remembered as a turning point for gay rights, some observers say. Maine voters joined Maryland's in approving same-sex...
  • Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.

    Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.
    I hate needles, and I've always deferred to doctors and scientists when it comes to questions of medical importance. Suffice it to say I've been ambivalent since I was a teen about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on gay men donating blood....
  • A-list celebrities to raise money for Md same-sex marriage law

    A-list celebrities to raise money for Md same-sex marriage law
    Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and former first daughter Barbara Bush are among an extremely long list of celebrities set to appear at a fundraiser for Maryland's same-sex marriage law.  Tickets start at $250 for the event, which will be atop...