| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:27 PM
A conservative group trying to force a referendum on a transgender rights law scheduled to take effect this fall did not get the required signatures needed to bring the issue to a vote.
The group, MDPetitions.com, was attempting to get 18,500 signatures...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Governor Martin O’Malley today participated in an Ask Me Anything thread on reddit. The potential 2016 presidential candidate faced some tough questions. Here’s a sampling of what O’Malley responded to:
bmoreguy: Baltimore city is a...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:53 AM
The board of directors of the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization has put its money where its mouth is when it comes to raising funds to defend the transgender protections legislation that passed the General...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:22 PM
One might have sympathized with Del. Heather Mizeur during Wednesday night's debate among the Democratic gubernatorial candidates when it came her turn to answer a question about whether the Washington Redskins should change its name. It's not that she...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Back in November, we reported that Baltimore was among just 25 cities across the country to receive top marks for LGBT equality in municipal policies, according to an analysis by the Human Rights Campaign.
The organization's Municipality Equality...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Jeff Cherry wants to transform the way that capitalism is practiced in Maryland.
“The world would be a much better place, much more joyous and humane, if businesspeople, and entrepreneurs, and investors, cared as much about people as they do about...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I've been thinking a lot about college lately. It's not as though it's staring me in the face, either. The oldest is finishing his freshman year in high school. The youngest is still in elementary school.
Still, what's occurring on America's college...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Baltimore County Democrat Jim Brochin calls himself the most independent member of the Maryland Senate. That kind of talk hasn't won him too many friends among party leaders.
Gov. Martin O'Malley has endorsed his opponent. So has Baltimore County...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:56 AM
Maryland's three Democratic candidates for attorney general are likely to debate how to enforce environmental laws, fight high-tech crime and crack down on home foreclosures at their first debate Monday night in a race that will likely determine who...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The NAACP will lay off 7 percent of its national staff as it continues to search for a permanent leader, a decision the civil rights organization says is necessary because of financial concerns.
"Like many nonprofits in transition during a difficult...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
One of the enduring misperceptions of American politics is that the vice presidency is a steppingstone to the presidency. Of the 47 men who have held the office, only four were elected to the Oval Office as sitting standbys: Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Pascal Tessier, 17, of Maryland, became one of the first out Eagle Scouts in the history of the Boy Scouts of America earlier this year, after the organization lifted its ban on gay scouts.
On Wednesday, the Chevy Chase resident challenged the Boy...