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  • Looking Out: Jurors can't be excluded based on sexual orientation, court says

    Looking Out: Jurors can't be excluded based on sexual orientation, court says
    In a decision with wide-reaching implications, a federal appeals court ruled this week that potential jurors cannot be left off of juries based on their sexual orientations. Remember the antitrust case involving two purveyors of HIV/AIDS drugs that...
  • Baltimore remembers the lives of its transgender victims

    Baltimore remembers the lives of its transgender victims
    When Kelly Young was killed in East Baltimore in April, the well-liked transgender woman was mourned publicly, with friends and family asking for help bringing her still-unidentified killer to justice. Too often, though, transgender women and men are...
  • New rabbi for Beit Tikvah in Roland Park

    New rabbi for Beit Tikvah in Roland Park
    As Beit Tikvah Congregation's new rabbi, Larry Pinsker settled into his new office, a visitor couldn't help noticing stuffed animals and action figures on a bookshelf, including ones of Moses, Sigmund Freud and Plastic Man, a 1950s precursor of Elastic...
  • 7 questions about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act you needed answered

    7 questions about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act you needed answered
    Republican Senator Dean Heller, the junior Senator from Nevada, announced Monday his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which likely makes him the crucial 60th vote in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's attempt to get the bill...
  • Equal rights on the job

    Equal rights on the job
    Most Americans believe that a person should not be discriminated against in the workplace because of sexual orientation. Polls have shown this consistently and strongly for years. So it shouldn't be too much of a shock if the U.S. Senate this week...
  • Macklemore wants to recruit you for the ACLU

    Macklemore wants to recruit you for the ACLU
    Love him or hate him, there's no denying Macklemore is a high-profile, staunchly spoken advocate for the LGBT community. His straight-penned gay-rights anthem "Same Love" has brought attention to the same-sex marriage fight, and he's used his fame to...
  • Eleanor E. O'Donnell, civil engineer

    Eleanor E. O'Donnell, civil engineer
    Eleanor E. O'Donnell, a retired civil engineer who tutored Hispanic immigrants, died Nov. 7 of heart failure at her Tuscany-Canterbury home. She was 96. The daughter of an ironworker and a homemaker, the former Eleanor Elizabeth Doney was born and raised...
  • Activists turn focus to transgender rights

    Activists turn focus to transgender rights
    The first time Kai Bacharach uttered his name — his male name, the one he chose for himself — was in the spring, at an event for students accepted to Goucher. For the first 18 years of life, Bacharach used the female name his parents bestowed...
  • Looking Out: New Jersey judge hears arguments over marriage equality

    Looking Out: New Jersey judge hears arguments over marriage equality
    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-...
  • What Yolanda L. Curtin's judgeship means for Harford County [Column]

    The investiture of Yolanda L. Curtin on Friday afternoon to the bench of the Harford County Circuit Court turned a tide in the county. Curtin will forever be an integral part of the history of Harford County. Formerly an administrative law judge for the...
  • Baltimore receives high marks in LGBT equality study

    Baltimore receives high marks in LGBT equality study
    Baltimore was among just 25 cities in the country to receive top marks for LGBT equality in a new study of municipalities released by the Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday. The study, known as the Municipality Equality Index, rated 291 cities across...
  • LGBT advocates offer advice on new health care law

    LGBT advocates offer advice on new health care law
    Advocates and health care providers for LGBT and HIV-positive residents in Maryland have been scrambling for months to gather information on how the Affordable Care Act will impact their clients -- and now they're looking to share the information. "We...