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  • 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...
  • On gay marriage, who will pay the price -- Obama or Romney?

    On gay marriage, who will pay the price -- Obama or Romney?
    Barack Obama has crossed the Rubicon and come to the defense of same-sex marriage. For him, it was a small step, since his is already the most pro-gay rights presidency in history, but it will have big political ramifications. The war is on. The line...
  • Lesson of a high-school prank

    Lesson of a high-school prank
    If never having done anything stupid or regrettable in high school were a requirement for holding public office, only angels and saints would qualify. Still, it's a bit ironic that Mitt Romney's supporters, some of whom recently were only too happy to...
  • Marriage equality and civil rights

    Recent polls show that the margin of support for same-sex marriage has increased in recent weeks, with one survey showing that 57 percent of Maryland voters now say they're likely to support the state's same-sex marriage law if, as expected, it is put...
  • Gay-marriage advocates, opponents speak out in church

    Gay-marriage advocates, opponents speak out in church
    In the old Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Bolton Hill, the congregation on Sunday gave a prayer of thanks for what the Rev. Andrew Foster Connors described as "the new light of hope arising from the Maryland State House." Barely two...
  • Same-sex marriage opponents set to turn in first petitions

    Same-sex marriage opponents set to turn in first petitions
    Church-led activists hoping to repeal Maryland's same-sex marriage law plan to deliver the first batch of petitions ahead of schedule this week, and they say the number of signatures will far exceed the mark. The question is: By how much? There's little...