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  • Women to lead state's highest court

    Women to lead state's highest court
    Maryland achieved several milestones Tuesday as Gov. Martin O'Malley named the first woman to lead what will be the first female majority on the state's top court. The appointments, announced Wednesday in Annapolis, mark a shift in a male-dominated...
  • Board approves deal in profiling suit

    Board approves deal in profiling suit
    The state Board of Public Works agreed to pay $55,000 Wednesday to settle a lawsuit in which an African-American motorist alleged that two state troopers illegally searched him and his car in a case of racial profiling. The board — made up of Gov....
  • Faith, hope, and tolerance

    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...
  • Where was outcry when Md. voters were harmed?

    Where was outcry when Md. voters were harmed?
    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...
  • Egypt's revolution, Part II

    Egypt's revolution, Part II
    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...
  • Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014

    Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014
    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...
  • No reason to jump to conclusions about turtle derby [Editorial]

    No reason to jump to conclusions about turtle derby [Editorial]
    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...
  • Backer of Maryland's same-sex marriage effort announces 'roadmap' for national push

    Backer of Maryland's same-sex marriage effort announces 'roadmap' for national push
    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...
  • LGBT group calls for 'Ender's Game' boycott due to author's anti-gay views

    LGBT group calls for 'Ender's Game' boycott due to author's anti-gay views
    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. Now, four...
  • Section: Gay in Maryland

    Section: Gay in Maryland
  • Find: Gay & lesbian bars in Baltimore

    Find: Gay & lesbian bars in Baltimore
  • 25 years ago: One deputy released from wrongful death civil suit, others seize 79 marijuana plants

    From The Aegis dated Aug. 6, 1987: Crime and police news dominated the front page of The Aegis 25 years ago this week, when a sheriff's deputy was absolved of civil responsibility in the death of a mini-bike rider, other sheriff's deputies seized...