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Gay Ohio Man Whose Marriage Sparked A Legal Case Dies

The Baltimore Sun | Tim Swift | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

John Arthur, a terminally ill Ohio man who chartered a private medical jet to Maryland to get married, died Tuesday, according to his lawyer. He was 4...

WATCH: Their Touching Love Story Will Bring You To Tears

Posted 07.17.2013 | Weddings

After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last month, John Arthur and his partner of 20 years, Jim Obergefell, decided it was fi...

State Makes Big Announcement About Employees In Same-Sex Relationships

The Baltimore Sun | Michael Dresser and Carrie Wells | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC

The O'Malley administration has notified state employees in same-sex relationships that they won't be able to include domestic partners in their healt...

Controversial College Official Returns After Petition Turmoil

Posted 01.08.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gallaudet University's chief diversity officer has been reinstated some three months after being placed on paid administrative leave for...

Things Don't Go As Planned For Westboro Members At Maryland Gay Marriage Protest

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Same-sex Maryland couples planning to tie the knot were greeted by anti-gay marriage protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church outside the Annapolis...

Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies Begin In Maryland

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

TILGHMAN ISLAND, Md. — Same-sex couples in Maryland were greeted with cheers and noisemakers held over from New Year's Eve parties, as gay marri...

Gay Couples Getting Ready For Weddings In A New State

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gay couples are preparing for New Year's Day weddings in the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line to allow same-sex marria...

Maryland Venue To Sidestep Gay Discrimination Laws By Axing Wedding Ceremonies?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A longtime fixture of the Maryland wedding scene will no longer offer services to couples planning to tie the knot because its owner is opposed to sam...

Michelangelo Signorile

The Biggest LGBT Political Moments Of The Year | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The year 2012 will go down in the history books as among the most pivotal in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement. ...

LGBT Pride Is Not Just for June Anymore

Ryan Bos | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ryan Bos

In its most visible form we celebrate with parades and festivals. But pride is an aspect of our lives and our community that we express every day in ways big and small.

Md. Woman On Same-Sex Marriage License: 'I've Been Waiting For This'

The Frederick News-Post | Nicholas C. Stern | Posted 02.06.2013 | DC

Two Frederick women became the first same-sex couple in Frederick County to receive a marriage license Thursday. Voters approved Maryland's same-sex ...

Don't Defriend Me, Really

Danielle Ariano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Danielle Ariano

So, if you voted for Romney or even against Question 6, I don't want you to "defriend" me, I want you to talk to me. I want you to get to know me -- my character, my sense of humor, my morals.

The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage Intensifies

Josh Birch | Posted 01.19.2013 | College
Josh Birch

With so much division in the country already, why create more? My hope is that all 50 states eventually pass laws giving everyone, gay or straight, the opportunity to love who they love, and celebrate that love with marriage.

How Republicans Carried Maryland's Question 6 To Victory: Fresh Evidence

Walter Olson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Queer Voices
Walter Olson

From the county numbers we knew that many Romney voters in Maryland must have crossed over to support same-sex marriage; now it turns out that Question 6 actually carried many of the state's best-known GOP strongholds. Republicans voted for Question 6 in serious numbers.

Why This Couple May Have Thousands Of Wedding Guests

Posted 11.16.2012 | Weddings

If you voted to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, congratulations! You're invited to Chris and Shawn Riley's "Big Gay Public Wedding." The Ri...

The Catholic Church Spent How MUCH On Fight Against Marriage Equality?!

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

While the results of this election represented a monumental victory in the fight for marriage equality, it turned out to be quite a costly one for the...

Gay Marriage Set To Make Millions For States

Posted 11.12.2012 | Weddings

It's not just same-sex couples in Maine, Maryland and Washington who are celebrating the recent legalization of gay marriage -- the state treasury als...

Maryland Defends Marriage Equality

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gov. Martin O'Malley

I wanted to share this conversation I had with David Mixner following Maryland's historic defense of marriage equality at the ballot box.

Unlikely Alliance Helped Marriage Equality Win

The Baltimore Sun | Annie Linskey | Posted 01.10.2013 | DC

The two Baptist pastors didn't know a soul at Gov. Martin O'Malley's big breakfast for supporters of his same-sex marriage bill back in January. Neit...

Why Many GOPers Quietly Backed Maryland Question 6

Walter Olson | Posted 11.09.2012 | Queer Voices
Walter Olson

Yes, Democratic voters did tend to favor the history-making same-sex marriage law, and Republicans did tend to oppose it. But that tends to conceal a more interesting story.

Weeklings!: Celebrating Maryland, Maine, Minnesota And Washington! (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

What are the gayest things about Maryland, Maine, Washington and Minnesota? Watch as I visit all four states with the speed of Carmen Sandiego and uncover their gay awesomeness.

Gender Gap Decisive in Marriage Equality Victories

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

Women have all too often been cast as the more conservative sex. Nothing could be further from the truth. Women, on the average, want change more than men and are sick and tired of discrimination that has hurt them.

The Ultimate Guide To Same-Sex Wedding Planning

The Huffington Post | Heather Robertson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Weddings

Congratulations, residents of Maine and Maryland! Each one of you can now legally marry the person you love in your home state. Now here's the next...

WATCH: Gay Maryland Senator 'Never Thought' He'd See State's Same-Sex Marriage Victory

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Maryland's same-sex marriage victory has personal implications for one state senator. The Washington Post interviews Rich Madaleno, the first and ...

My Experience Fighting For Marriage Equality In Maryland

Matt Adler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Adler

Even before I knew the results, I knew that we were winning over hearts and minds. How powerful is it that this one woman's son decided to come out of the closet and that that one act turned an ardent Republican into a marriage equality supporter?