On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to take, but one we thought we had to take. But late yesterday, we agreed to a one-week cooling off period at Gov. Martin O'Malley's request. We hope the time will make a difference.Johns Hopkins Hospital and strike 1199SEIU Ronald Peterson
The results of primary elections in Maryland on Tuesday bode well for LGBT rights -- at least according to Equality Maryland, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization.
When Brian Stewart accused a local fraternity chapter at Morgan State University of discriminating against him for being gay, the university stressed its commitment to diversity and began investigating. The two results, Stewart said Tuesday, were that the Alpha Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was placed on probation for breaking university discrimination policies, and Stewart became an even bigger target of harrassment on the school's Baltimore campus.
WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee is pushing back on a comment made by a Republican spokeswoman that accused Gov. Martin O'Malley of "Hispandering" to Latino voters, calling the term "silly and offensive."
Efforts to force the Washington Redskins to change their name gained new momentum Wednesday when the U.S. Patent Office canceled the team's trademark on the name, terming it "disparaging of Native Americans."
The Howard County Housing Commission has contracted Volunteers of America Chesapeake to provide clinical case management services to approximately 33 households receiving rental assistance through the commission.
Republican Senator Allan H. Kittleman has been regarded as a hero among LGBT folks throughout the state for bucking his party's positions and standing up forcefully to advance the cause of same-sex marriage. He had also been recognized as a stalwart supporter of non-discrimination protections on the basis of gender identity. In doing so, he was the sole GOP Senator to speak out and vote for both pieces of legislation.
A new effort is underway to increase the number of Hispanic and Latino employees within the federal workforce, where they remain among the most underrepresented minority groups despite being one of the nation's fastest growing demographics.
Later this month, an estimated 5,000 Presbyterians from all over the country will gather in Detroit for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Among them will be 645 elected commissioners. This year, those commissioners will be voting on marriage equality.