| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:10 AM
For those who missed it, the latest news in Towson is that the Baltimore County Council will soon take up legislation to consider whether more people ought to be allowed to keep chickens in their backyards. The bill doesn't actually make a decision on...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:44 PM
State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called for Del. Don Dwyer Jr. to reassess his personal and political lives after the three-term Republican was charged with drunken driving Tuesday — months after pleading guilty to operating a boat while...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:04 PM
A New Jersey judge heard arguments Thursday over whether the state should be required to legalize same-sex marriage in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Since December 2006, New Jersey has allowed same-...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Federal agencies have been playing catch-up since the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act that had prevented same-sex married couples from receiving federal benefits.
Labor Secretary Tom Perez notified his staffers...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson has joined The Washington Times as a weekly opinion columnist, about a week after retiring from his post at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
In his first column, published Wednesday, Carson outlined much of the viewpoint that gained...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it will be granting benefits to the same-sex spouses of both uniformed military personnel and civilian employees no later than Sept. 3.
"It is now the Department's policy to treat all married military...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Social Security says it has begun processing — and paying — some retirement spousal claims for same-sex couples.
The agency’s action comes after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that said the Defense of Marriage Act was...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin announced Monday he would retire from the legislature next week and move to Texas to pursue a graduate degree in sports management.
Pipkin, 56, served as Republican's chief debater in the Maryland Senate, leading...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Pope Francis did not this week change church doctrine toward gays and lesbians. He did not condone same-sex marriage. Nor did he suggest he approves of homosexuality. But in one short sentence, the leader of the Catholic Church fundamentally shifted the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:54 AM
After mounting concern about how Russia's anti-gay law would affect athletes headed to next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, the International Olympic Committee has finally released a statement saying it will "work to ensure" no discrimination against...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has raised nearly $500,000 in a federal campaign account he created last year and has made his first effort at spreading the cash around in early presidential primary states, a pair of campaign finance reports released...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., when he addresses the "challenges" facing the Republican party, dodges with the fancy footwork of an adept politician around the painful truth ("Republican resurgence faces many challenges," July 28). Whatever the impact of the...