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  • Equality Maryland endorses Frosh for attorney general

    Equality Maryland endorses Frosh for attorney general
    Equality Maryland has endorsed Sen. Brian Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat, for attorney general, calling him a "firm ally" of the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. "He has the maturity, experience and commitment to be an...
  • Assembly passes transgender rights bill

    Assembly passes transgender rights bill
    Legislation barring discrimination against transgender people passed the General Assembly on Thursday, as the House of Delegates approved the bill after an impassioned debate. The vote sends the measure to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who said he will sign it....
  • Transgender rights bill could be petitioned to referendum

    Transgender rights bill could be petitioned to referendum
    The day after the state legislature extended civil rights protections to transgender people, the group that successfully petitioned same-sex marriage to the ballot in 2012 threatened to petition the transgender protections, too.  MdPetitions.org sent...
  • Gender identity bill endangers public [Letter]

    Gender identity bill endangers public [Letter]
    Transgender people, like all people, should be protected against illegal discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation. The legislation about bathroom access, however, is a different story, opening doors, literally, to predators and...
  • Looking Out: Tom Daley is gay. Don't say, 'I told you so.'

    Looking Out: Tom Daley is gay. Don't say, 'I told you so.'
    Don't say, "I told you so," but British diver Tom Daley is gay. Daley, 19, reportedly answered "I am" when asked if he is "a gay man now" on the British television show "Celebrity Juice" on Wednesday. (Here's the "TOTALLY gay" video.) The comment...
  • Ellicott City native plays with history and gender in fashion line

    Ellicott City native plays with history and gender in fashion line
    In his pale gray waistcoat, charcoal corduroys, and crisp white dress shirt buttoned to the neck, a burgundy ribbon tied around the collar, Amadeus Guchhait looks like he's from another era. So does his art. Guchhait, a junior at the Maryland...
  • Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana

    Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana
    The General Assembly moved Saturday to dramatically change Maryland's drug laws as the House of Delegates joined the Senate in voting to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable only by a fine. The House voted 78-55 to...
  • Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]

    Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]
    Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling, when the court ruled that corporations can spend unlimited amounts to influence elections. Our democracy is built on the basic premise that people —...
  • Transgender rights bill introduced in Annapolis

    Transgender rights bill introduced in Annapolis
    A bill to protect transgender Marylanders from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations was filed Tuesday in Annapolis by Sen. Richard Madaleno. The bill's language is similar to that of past bills that also sought to establish...
  • La Leche League of Columbia meets fourth Friday

    These groups meet regularly. Bereavement Support Group — Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. This group is for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one. All are welcome. St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Room 105, 8300 Old Columbia Road, Fulton. Tracey...
  • Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis
    Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause. A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the...
  • Time for 'Chrissy's Law' [Editorial]

    Time for 'Chrissy's Law'  [Editorial]
    Three years ago, the vicious attack on 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis by two teens at a Rosedale McDonald's that was captured on video and viewed by hundreds of thousands of people raised awareness of transgender people and of the ignorance, hostilities...