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Gay Rights

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  • The Scouts and gays

    The Scouts and gays
    Over the past 103 years, America's churches have built the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) into the nation's most successful youth group — which makes it remarkable that the BSA stands ready to let gays join Scouting, thus publicly renouncing the wishes...
  • Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality

    Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality
    President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it. Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Concert review: Lady Gaga @ Verizon Center

    Concert review: Lady Gaga @ Verizon Center
    From the Midnight Sun blog: If Brit Brit is still the reigning Pop Princess, Lady Gaga is her rebellious little sister. At 24, Lady Gaga has sold more than 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide and tapped into the mainstream and gay and...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Donte' Stallworth takes to Twitter to speak out for gay rights

    Donte' Stallworth takes to Twitter to speak out for gay rights
    Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has been vocal about his support of gay rights and same-sex marriage in Maryland. He filmed a video for Equality Maryland and has spoken about the subject on ESPN. Now another Ravens player has gone public with his...
  • 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...
  • 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...