| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:40 AM
What with provisions of the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court's ruling that laws permitting gay marriage are constitutional, there has been a great deal of carrying on from various Christian groups and individuals claiming that their free exercise...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:15 AM
As soon as the Supreme Court struck down a key component of the Voting Rights Act ("Part of voting act tossed," June 26), the predictable outcry began from black and Hispanic groups, and the political left in general. A major concern for them is that...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Egyptian army tanks are rumbling through the streets of Cairo in an ominous show of force that leaves little doubt that the country's fledgling experiment in democracy has been seriously disrupted. The whereabouts of President Mohamed Morsi, the country's...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Gwynn Oak Park I visited this week, as maintained by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, looks pretty much like what you would expect of a 64-acre grassy picnic area. There's a set of playground equipment, playing fields, a...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:31 AM
A prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long career in which his stance on gay issues has increasingly put...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:29 AM
It was Jim Smiley, trainer of Dan'l Webster, who observed in a potential rival: "Maybe you understand frogs, and maybe you don't understand 'em."
The same could be applied to speculation about those with a passion for training any number of other...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:26 AM
A prominent gay rights organization that helped bankroll Maryland's effort to pass same-sex marriage last year announced on Tuesday a new $3 million plan to push for such unions in several more states in the next three years.
The group, Freedom to...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Orson Scott Card must have a bad case of deja vu.
Earlier this year, the science fiction author found himself at the center of controversy when his views on same-sex marriage led to a boycott and eventual delay of a Superman comic he penned.
| May 15, 2013
| 5:39 AM
| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Census report this week showing that Baltimore's population grew last year for the first time in decades is an encouraging sign that the long-term hemorrhaging of city residents to the suburbs may finally be turning around. Though the absolute numbers...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...