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Discrimination

Maryland Governor Signs Trans Rights Bill Into Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:39 PM May 15, 2014
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BREAKING: Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law today the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, outlawing discrimination against transgender citizens.

Civil Rights

After 8 Years Of Trying, Maryland Passes Trans Protections

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:33 AM March 28, 2014
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Republicans predictably supplied the histrionics, including bible readings, and mildly pornographic bathroom fantasies during the final debate.

International

Human Rights Campaign Goes Global — Will They Actually Help Or Just Be The Ugly American?

by Tanya Domi ● 1:31 PM December 21, 2013
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The Human Rights Campaign announced last month a new global initiative, but will the priorities and expertise of America’s largest domestic LGBT organization translate internationally?

News

Turncoat Democratic Lawmaker Who Duped LGBT Community Won’t Seek Re-Election

by David Badash ● 7:49 PM November 1, 2013
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Maryland Delegate Sam Arora, who campaigned on same-sex marriage, took donations from the LGBT community, then voted against marriage equality, is quitting the lawmaker business.

News

Watch: Obama Tells Crowd If You Shut Down Your Workplace, ‘You Get Fired’

by David Badash ● 12:02 PM October 4, 2013
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President Obama yesterday asked workers at a construction company what would happen if they decided to shutdown their workplace. “You’d get fired!” one worker responded. “You’d get fired” the President agreed.

Guns

Rick Perry About To Tour Gun Maker — Just 19 Miles Away From DC Navy Shooting

by David Badash ● 2:55 PM September 17, 2013
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On Wednesday, Rick Perry will be on his totally-not-political trip to a gun manufacturing plant located just 19.3 miles by car from Monday’s tragic Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting. Twelve Americans were shot to death by a mad gunman Monday morning.

News

America’s First Openly-LGBT Governor? Democrat Heather Mizeur Announces Maryland Run

by David Badash ● 1:10 PM July 17, 2013
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America has elected its first openly-LGBT U.S. Congressman, Senator, and presidential candidate, but never an openly-LGBT state governor. Democrat Heather Mizeur wants to change that.

Bigotry Watch

On Our Radar – The Everyday Heroes of Mikey’s Late Night Slice

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM January 6, 2013

Has “faggot” become the new “F”-word? Today, the clerks and customers of Mikey’s Late Night Slice, who stood up to a man bullying a gay couple, are On Our Radar.

Actions

Dan Savage Asks You To Say ‘Straight Up Thanks’ To Straight Allies Of Marriage Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:19 PM November 14, 2012
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Dan Savage has introduced a new campaign to thank the straight allies who helped in the marriage equality fight. Is there someone you would like to thank?

families

On Our Radar – After Six Years, Maryland Schools Finally Say ‘No More’ to Child Predator Group

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:09 AM July 8, 2012

For six years PFOX targeted Maryland Schools with fliers advertising gay reparative therapy. Now they’ve finally said “enough!” The cost of doing the right thing, is On Our Radar.

Civil Rights

Maryland: Majority Of African-Americans Now Will Vote For Gay Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:31 PM May 24, 2012

In a huge switch, a new Public Policy Polling survey finds that the majority of African-Americans in Maryland will vote in favor of marriage equality.

News

Watch: President Obama Signs With Young Hearing-Impaired Man

by David Badash ● 10:07 AM March 21, 2012
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A young hearing-impaired man wanted to speak with President Obama on the campaign trail in Maryland, and recorded this heart-warming video.

Civil Rights

Watch: Maryland Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law (Video)

by David Badash ● 5:54 PM March 1, 2012
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Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley at 5:35 PM today signed his same-sex civil marriage equality bill into law, amid hundreds of supporters. (Video)

Civil Rights

Maryland Passes Marriage Equality — Responses And Reactions

by David Badash ● 6:40 PM February 23, 2012

Just moments ago, the Maryland Senate passed Governor O’Malley’s same-sex marriage bill. Here are some responses and reactions to the historic news.