New & Noteworthy:

Maryland

Maryland is the 7th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on April 28, 1788. Its most populous city is Baltimore, and the state capitol is located in Annapolis.

LGBT Rights in Maryland: Same-sex marriage became legal in Maryland on Jan. 1, 2013, approved by 52.4 percent of voters in a ballot referendum on Nov. 6, 2012. The measure was originally passed in the Legislature and signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley on March 1, 2012. State law protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation, but not gender identity. State law protects against hate crimes based on both sexual orientation and gender identity. State law permits any adult to petition to adopt and recognizes same-sex couples as co-parents.

Archives | Mentions:

Page 3 of 19« First...234...10...Last »

Md. senate panel hears testimony on bill to ban anti-transgender discrimination

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Maryland state capitol in Annapolis.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland Senate panel on Tuesday heard testimony on a proposal to ban anti-transgender discrimination in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , ,

Transgender candidate to challenge openly gay Md. state senator

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Dana Beyer (left) and Richard Madaleno
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A transgender candidate has announced she will run against an openly gay state senator in Montgomery County, Md., in the Democratic primary. [...]

Filed under: , , ,

Md. AG says Utah same-sex marriages are recognized in his state

Monday, January 13, 2014
Doug Gansler
BALTIMORE -- Maryland's attorney general says he believes recent same-sex marriages legally performed in Utah would be recognized in Maryland. [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Md. lawmaker to introduce bill to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Del. Jon S. Cardin
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland lawmaker said he plans to introduce a bill this legislative session that would prohibit the use of controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth. [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Fraternity gets probation after student says he was rejected because he is gay

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Brian Stewart
BALTIMORE -- A fraternity at Morgan State University in Baltimore has been placed on probation until 2015 following an investigation that a student was rejected because he is gay. [...]

Filed under: , , , , ,

Md. student claims fraternity rejected him because he is gay

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Brian Stewart
BALTIMORE, Md. -- A Maryland university is investigating a student's claim that members of a fraternity he wanted to join rejected him because he is gay. [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Openly gay lawmaker announces run for Md. governorship

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Heather Mizeur
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland lawmaker hopes to be elected the nation's first openly gay governor. [...]

Filed under: ,

Baltimore mayor officiates group wedding ceremony at pride festival

Monday, June 17, 2013
Couples participate in a mass wedding ceremony in Baltimore on Sunday.
BALTIMORE -- Twenty same-sex couples were married Sunday in a mass wedding ceremony at the annual Baltimore pride festival. [...]

Filed under: , , , , ,

Baltimore police form advisory council to improve relations with LGBT community

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Baltimore-police
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore police department on Friday announced the formation of an advisory council to help improve its relations with the LGBT community. [...]

Filed under: , ,

Baltimore mayor to preside over Pride Festival mass wedding

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
BALTIMORE -- Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will officiate a mass wedding for same-sex couples during the Baltimore Pride Festival next month. [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Page 3 of 19« First...234...10...Last »