Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless violates the Constitution’s guarantee of equal treatment under the law because men are permitted to go bare-chested in the Eastern Shore beach town, a group of women told a federal appeals court this ...Read More »
Business owners must put aside their religious objections to same-sex marriage and comply with state laws prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians in providing goods and services, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said this week in joining a U.S. Supreme ...
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Civil unrest and rioting were a much more common concern when Maryland passed its Riot Act in 1835 permitting citizens to seek compensation from the government for damage to property sustained in a violent disturbance. The idea, at the time, ...Read More »