Postedon Apr 02, 2010 at 09:50 am
When D.C. Councilmember and Georgetown alum David Catania (I-At Large, SFS ‘90, LAW ‘94) gave a speech at Georgetown in March of last year, he talked about marriage equality as an “undying civil rights” issue that he hoped to make progress on. What a difference a year makes: Yesterday, Catania was back on campus, discussing the successful freedom to marry legalization bill he sponsored and the role race and religion played in the fight for marriage equality in the District.
Postedon Apr 01, 2010 at 10:59 am
A House of Delegates committee rejected Wednesday a Republican lawmaker's attempt to impeach Maryland's attorney general over an opinion he issued recently on the freedom to marry.
Postedon Mar 29, 2010 at 10:59 am
When Attorney General Douglas Gansler issued his February opinion recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples from out of state, it made Maryland the next state to watch on the freedom to marry.
But instead of using the opinion to launch a renewed effort to legalize marriage equality in Maryland, advocates are taking a different, counterintuitive tack: Stalling.
Postedon Mar 22, 2010 at 10:22 am
Gay couples from Maryland have been flocking to Washington this month since it began sanctioning the freedom to marry, joining five states. Staff at D.C. Superior Court have been too busy to sort applications by state, but a spokeswoman said it appeared that at least 25 percent of the 151 license-seekers the first day were from Maryland.
Postedon Mar 18, 2010 at 11:49 am
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said on a WTOP radio show yesterday that he backs Attorney General Douglas Gansler's recent advice that the state recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed elsewhere, and said that the state is implementing the advice.
Postedon Mar 15, 2010 at 12:17 pm
GLAA Forum: ''The National Organization for Marriage is sponsoring robo-calling of DC residents asking if they think marriage should be between only one man and one woman. Since marriage equality is now a fact in the city, the reasons for this survey might not be apparent.''
Postedon Mar 10, 2010 at 08:44 pm
In response to an outpouring of opposition from the local Catholic Conference, as well as a big push from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), Equality Maryland launched an ad last week with 100 signatures from clergy throughout the Free State who support marriage equality.
Postedon Mar 10, 2010 at 08:18 pm
Same-sex couples were first able to apply for licenses in the District last Wednesday but, like all couples, had to follow the city's three-day waiting period before getting hitched.
Rick Imirowicz and Terrance Heath, who were married Tuesday, were online Wednesday, March 10, at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the new law in the District and what it means to them and others in the GLBT community and the nation.
Postedon Mar 10, 2010 at 11:58 am
On Monday, March 8, Lambda Legal, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality Maryland, and the American Civil Liberties Union released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Guide for same-sex couples in Maryland who married out of state.
Postedon Mar 07, 2010 at 01:30 pm
To celebrate the legalization of the freedom to marry in the District, I asked two local influential gay-rights advocates what the event meant to them and what needs to happen next to push forward the movement for full equality in our region.
The two were from very different generations, and I discovered that their histories illustrate how much gay people's position in American society has already changed.