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Brendon Ayanbadejo On NFL: 'I Think It's Ready To Start ... Being Proactive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports

Recently minted Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a pioneer for gay rights and marriage equality as it relates to the NFL. The 36-year-o...

'Maryland, My Maryland'

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 07.08.2013 | DC
Sanford Jay Rosen

I understand the demographics that changed Maryland into a solidly progressive "blue" state, and those that morphed Georgia and Texas into solidly conservative "red" states, but I still have to square the Maryland of today with the Maryland in which I lived in the 1960s for seven years.

The Right's New Same-Sex Marriage Messaging: Why They Lost in 2012

David G. Dodge | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
David G. Dodge

Instead of warning that same-sex marriage would lead to the brainwashing of children, the right chose to emphasize a different message: that the legalization of same-sex marriage would effectively silence its opponents, barring them from acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.

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 ...

African Americans Are Key To The Success Of The LGBT Movement

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Laura W. Murphy

As 2012 draws to a close and I reflect on the historic year that was, one of the things that I am most proud of is the role that African Americans played in helping to bring the freedom to marry for committed and loving same-sex couples to my home state of Maryland.

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...

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 | Gay 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 01.12.2013 | Gay 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...

10 Reasons Why Marriage Equality Won This Year

Chad Griffin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Chad Griffin

This year, marriage equality won four unprecedented victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. For years, organizations like the so-called National Organization for Marriage have bragged that equality always loses at the ballot box.

My Experience Fighting For Marriage Equality In Maryland

Matt Adler | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay 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 01.07.2013 | Gay 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.

Gay Mega History in the Making: The Landslide Victory on LGBT Rights

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

No longer will politicians -- or anyone -- be able to credibly claim to be supportive of gays, and to love and honor their supposed gay friends and family, while still being opposed to basic and fundamental rights like marriage.

Vote Equality

Lynette Mae | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

The gains made for equality are fragile, and we've seen what can happen when we allow those who stand against us to frame the message. The stakes for those of you with marriage equality on the ballot are high, and the implications for the rest of the country are huge.

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

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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 12.23.2012 | Gay 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.

The Mis-Education of the Negro Pastors Urging Congregants Not to Vote

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 12.20.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The fact is neither party truly cares about Christian morality, certainly not based on Old Testament scriptures. What seems instead to be driving both is power and control. Republicans care about power and control for the wealthy, while Democrats care about power and control for the not-so-wealthy.

'What She Did Is Unacceptable. It Hurts The Gay Community'

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gallaudet University is under fire from both proponents and opponents of gay marriage after placing an administrator on leave for signin...

Tim Gunn Lends Support To Divisive Referendum Fight

Posted 10.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and "Project Runway" host Tim Gunn will join the D.C. area's top chefs and mixologists for an Oct. 24 ...

Lila Shapiro

Black Clergy Joins Forces With LGBT Groups To Secure Same-Sex Marriage In Maryland

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.16.2012 | Gay 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 11.13.2012 | Gay 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.