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  • HdG men first to get legally married in Harford

    HdG men first to get legally married in Harford
    As the New Year rolled in, four Havre de Grace men became some of the first same-sex couples to be legally married in Harford County. Havre de Grace City Councilman Joe Smith married Don Starr, his partner for a quarter century, at the Concord Point...
  • Will Minnesota make a marriage equality trifecta?

    Will Minnesota make a marriage equality trifecta?
    Six months after Maryland, Maine and Washington voters endorsed same-sex marriage at the ballot box, two more states have adopted laws allowing gay couples to marry, and a third is poised to join them. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Delaware adopted a same-...
  • 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 responds to politician looking to silence him on gay marriage stance

    Ayanbadejo responds to politician looking to silence him on gay marriage stance
    Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said Friday he was surprised that Maryland Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Democrat from Baltimore County, sent a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti urging him to silence his outspoken player, who has long been a vocal...
  • k.d. lang returns to her roots with 'Sing It Loud'

    k.d. lang returns to her roots with 'Sing It Loud'
    Of all the singers to hit the pop music scene in the past 25 years, k.d. lang continues to stand out. There's the timbre of her voice, a sound remarkably dark and rich and deep. Then there's the technique, with its unfailing intonation and evenness of...
  • After coming out, former Maryland player feels he has a second chance

    After coming out, former Maryland player feels he has a second chance
    For years, Akil Patterson wouldn't tell the world who he really was: a gay man playing Division I college football. His secret weighed on him, frightened him, confused him, taking on a life all its own. In lonely periods, the former University of...
  • Obama could make the difference on gay marriage

    Obama could make the difference on gay marriage
    The New York Times reported this weekend that President Barack Obama's views on gay marriage are "evolving" and that there are serious discussions inside the White House about how to handle the shift if he decides to publicly support same-sex unions....
  • New York legislators approve same-sex marriage

    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. After a...
  • Legal ethics and gay rights

    The decision by a national law firm to drop its contract to defend the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of the U.S. Congress in the face of criticism from gay rights groups, and the subsequent resignation in protest of the partner assigned to the case,...
  • Writer Dudley Clendinen dies of ALS at age 67

    Writer Dudley Clendinen dies of ALS at age 67
    Dudley Clendinen relished nothing more than telling a great story — even the story of his impending death. A journalist and author who wrote for The New York Times and had once served as an editor for The Baltimore Sun, Mr. Clendinen died Wednesday...
  • O'Malley takes party's message to New Hampshire

    O'Malley takes party's message to New Hampshire
    — 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...
  • Outspoken first lady fights for those 'on the outside'

    Outspoken first lady fights for those 'on the outside'
    Catherine Curran O'Malley grew up with a swirl of history at her doorstep. Daughter of a powerful Maryland senator, her dad's positions led white supremacists to picket her home. The neighborhood priest once denounced him from the pulpit. Young Katie...