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Maryland Same Sex Marriage

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...

LOOK: Baltimore Pride!

The Baltimore Sun | CARRIE WELLS | Posted 08.17.2013 | DC

Lorie Young, her white veil neatly pulled over her eyes, tucked a handwritten note into the bouquet of blue and purple flowers she clutched as she wai...

Mayor To Preside Over Mass Wedding Of Same-Sex Couples

The Baltimore Sun | CARRIE WELLS | Posted 07.20.2013 | DC

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will preside over a mass wedding of same-sex couples at this year's Baltimore Pride Celebration, with the event drawing...

Maryland Same Sex Weddings = Dollar Signs

The Baltimore Sun | Luke Broadwater | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC

When Maryland merchants talk about the recent legalization of same-sex marriage, they sometimes talk of broad, lofty themes: Equality. Justice. Civil ...

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 ...

A Very Happy New Year For Same-Sex Couples In Maryland

Posted 12.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It may be a very happy New Year indeed for some same-sex couples in Maryland. Maryland's attorney general issued a formal legal opini...

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.

Donors For Maryland Gay Marriage Effort Revealed

The Baltimore Sun | Annie Linskey | Posted 01.29.2013 | DC

A BROAD COALITION OF DONORS -- including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country -- t...

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.

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.

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?

President Obama's Marriage Miracle

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Not once in 32 previous campaigns were the efforts of marriage equality advocates sufficient. It took presidential leadership -- bravery, guts and plain human decency -- to add the final soupçon of sufficiency to allow us to run the table in a tidal wave of liberation this week.

INTERACTIVE RESULTS: Gay Marriage On The Ballot In 4 States

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Voters in four states cast ballots on marriage equality. Refresh this page for the latest results. Also on HuffPost:...

Marijuana Legalization, Gay Marriage Emerge Hot Ballot Measures

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID CRARY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes ...

Maryland Has A Chance To Stand On The Right Side Of History

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ryan J. Davis

We've seen millions of dollars spent on sleazy, misleading ads by anti-equality groups looking to scare Marylanders about what marriage equality is and what Question 6 means. Don't believe them, because it's really as simple as equality, fairness and justice for all families.

Maryland Family Alliance Urges Same-Sex Marriage Foes To Lobby Family And Friends

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Nicholas C. Stern | Posted 12.26.2012 | DC

For Derek McCoy, opposing same-sex marriage is not a matter of civil rights, bigotry toward gays or making some consenting adults happy. It is about ...

An Appeal To Maryland Voters, For My Mom

Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas

Marriage inequality makes LGBT people and our families inferior. Regardless of whether they were appointed by Democrats or Republicans, our nation's judges, trusted with the interpretation of our laws, are increasingly recognizing this reality. Maryland voters need to do the same.

Latino Activists Join With Marriage Equality Activists... Will It Work?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

CASA de Maryland, a community organization advocating for undocumented immigrants, has formed an alliance with Equality Maryland and the Latino GLBT History Project. Theoretically the move is brilliant. It's a strength-through-unity approach.

Lila Shapiro

Black Clergy Joins Forces With LGBT Groups To Secure Same-Sex Marriage In Maryland | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Reverend Donte Hickman believes that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, and he will not marry same-sex couples at his church in Baltim...

Michelangelo Signorile

The Stars Turn Out For A Maryland Marriage Equality Benefit In NYC | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“I think we’re looking pretty strong, but the other side has yet to put on their onslaught of commercials and fear and division,” Maryland Gover...

Is Marriage Equality Inevitable?

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

Ultimately, to secure the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide, intervention by federal courts is necessary. But if our pleas are to be successfully heard by sympathetic judges, we must expand the patchwork of states recognizing same-sex marriage to the greatest degree possible.

An Open Letter To Emmett Burns

Chris Kluwe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Kluwe

I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of the United States government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level.