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Tidying Up Maryland's Equality Statutes

POLITICS | By John Riley | Mar 10
Annapolis will consider a trio of bills during the month of March that could prove beneficial to LGBT families or individuals, which will effectively "clean up" Maryland's statutes regarding same-sex parenting or gender identity.

Top Five Women and Family Stories of 2014

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 1
Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. And then come kids! Today's LGBT couples are likely to have families. Here's the best of them!

Gay Canvassers Sway Voters on Marriage Equality

FAMILY | By David Crary | Dec 11
For years, backers of same-sex marriage have said more voters would support it if only they could hear directly from gay people with a personal stake in the issue. A new academic study bears out that hunch.

Same-Sex Adoption Now Legal in Virginia

FAMILY | By John Riley | Oct 18
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Friday issued a bulletin to local social service divisions throughout the commonwealth that adoption between same-sex spouses is both legal and recognized as valid in the state.

Anti-Gay India Ruling Sparks San Fran Protests

FAMILY | By Heather Cassell | Dec 19
South Asian LGBTs and their allies protested in San Francisco after the Supreme Court in India reinstated a colonial-era anti-gay sodomy law.

NC Christian School Aims to Ban Students with LGBT Families

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 22
A Christian school in Wilmington, N.C., is allegedly trying to implement a policy that would effectively prohibit students from attending if someone from the LGBT community is a member of their family.

Ark. Man Appeals Ruling Barring Partner From Home

NATIONAL | By Andrew DeMillo | Nov 8
A judge violated an Arkansas man’s constitutional rights by barring his gay partner from staying overnight when his son visits, imposing a blanket restriction on unmarried couples living together, attorneys told the state’s highest court Thursday.

DOMA and Prop. 8 Teams Talk About Making History

NATIONAL | By Heather Cassell | Oct 19
Plaintiffs in the case to undo California’s same-sex marriage ban and an attorney from the case that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act spoke about the twin court victories during a recent appearance at Stanford University.

Grooms Throw Block Party Wedding

LOCAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 18
Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker and Dr. Robert Akeley, who were deputized marriage commissioners for the occasion, performed the October 13 ceremony, which took place outside the home Taylor and Goldstein have shared since 1973.

South Florida Couple Makes National News and History After Green Card Application Approved

FAMILY | By Christiana Lilly | Oct 12
Julian Marsh and Traian Popov say it was fate that brought them together, but it took awhile to give into one another. Two years after it all started, they’re swept up in a whirlwind of history-making.

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