Postedon Sep 10, 2010 at 09:30 am
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Thursday suggested that he would sign a bill supporting the freedom to marry if he was reelected and such a bill passed the state's General Assembly.
Postedon Aug 19, 2010 at 10:30 am
Josh Olson dissects the arguments those opposed to the freedom to marry often use. In this case the arguments come from Bishop Harry Jackson, the Christian pastor from Maryland who has led the anti-marriage equality movement in Washington D.C.
Postedon Jul 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm
Managing Director Scott Davenport shares his experiences on the Maryland leg of Freedom to Marry's Summer for Marriage. The dialogue there was positive and plentiful.
Postedon Jul 16, 2010 at 12:15 pm
The Washington Post editorial board says the D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday provided an important and welcome victory for the freedom to marry.
But its decision in Jackson v. D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics is likely to have significance far beyond the realm of gay rights.
Postedon Jun 28, 2010 at 07:59 am
Josh Cohen is an American Democratic politician who was elected on Nov. 3, 2009, as mayor of Annapolis. Cohen, a Democrat, gained 46.5 percent of the vote to defeat Republican nominee David Cordle (40.5 percent) and independent candidate Chris Fox (13 percent). Cohen, who served previously on the Anne Arundel County Council (District 6) and the Annapolis City Council (Ward 8), succeeded Ellen O. Moyer as Annapolis' chief executive on Dec. 7, 2009.
In a move toward marriage equality in Maryland, Mayor Cohen extended benefits in June of 2010 to the same-sex partners of city workers, including access to medical plans.
Postedon Jun 17, 2010 at 03:00 pm
An e-mail message sent Tuesday from Equality Maryland, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights group says it is assembling "Action Teams" to mobilize pro-freedom to marry voters to get to the polls in November.
Postedon Jun 03, 2010 at 03:38 pm
When he first ran for attorney general on the platform of environmental activism, Douglas F. Gansler said advisers warned him he'd be tagged as a "tree-hugging liberal."
As he seeks re-election this year, and with an eye on the 2014 governor's race, Gansler has embraced another left-of-center cause that he predicts is headed toward mainstream acceptance: the freedom to marry.
Postedon May 20, 2010 at 02:54 pm
State employees in Maryland can now sign up same-sex spouses as dependents, making them eligible to receive the same health-care and other benefits afforded to husbands and wives of heterosexual state employees, Gov. Martin O'Malley's office announced Wednesday.
The change means that O'Malley's administration has followed through in codifying a legal opinion issued in February by Maryland Attorney General (and Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) Douglas F. Gansler.
Postedon May 13, 2010 at 01:00 pm
The Baltimore Sun editorial board writes about a recent Washington Post poll finding that the plurality of Maryland residents support marriage equality: "Maryland's current leaders would surely rather duck the question, but they should understand that on this issue the people are slowly but surely leaving them behind."
Postedon May 11, 2010 at 08:45 am
Maryland residents are shifting toward a more positive opinion of the freedom to marry, with registered voters now narrowly supporting a law to allow it, a Washington Post poll has found.