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Nov 29, 2022

Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages.

Nov 16, 2022

Same-sex marriage legislation clears key Senate hurdle

Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major Senate hurdle.

Oct 24, 2022

Football-injury defense gains no yardage in bank-fraud appeal

Today is Monday, the 77th anniversary of the day the United Nations Charter went into effect. Here are some other news items. — U.S. appeals court rejects disbarred lawyer’s football-related-head-injuries defense to bank fraud. — California judge rules for Christian baker who declined to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. — Indiana judge […]

Sep 15, 2022

Democrats punt same-sex marriage vote until after election

Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections.

Aug 30, 2022

Ex-Del. Mike Smigiel, whose affection crossed party lines, dies at 64

Former Maryland Del. Michael D. 'Mike' Smigiel Sr. died Sunday of heart disease.

Aug 9, 2022

Judge: Catholic Relief Services liable for gender bias, denial of same-sex benefits

Catholic Relief Services violated federal laws against sex discrimination in employment and pay when the Baltimore-based agency withdrew health insurance coverage from a gay employee’s same-sex spouse, a federal judge ruled last week. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake rejected CRS’ argument that the laws did not apply to its operations because of statutory exemptions […]

Jul 22, 2022

Md. ethics panel cautions judges on discussing Dobbs, ramifications

Judges speaking on the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade must not discuss their personal views, the Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee says.

Jul 20, 2022

Same-sex marriage bill passes House, putting pressure on Senate GOP

The Senate unexpectedly launched a new push Wednesday to protect same-sex marriage in federal law.

Lesbian couples Chen Ying-hsuan, right, holds Li Li-chen's hand during a military mass weddings ceremony in Taoyuan city, northern Taiwan, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Jul 27, 2021

Court rules against designer who won’t make same-sex wedding websites

A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado’s anti-discrimination law.

Jul 2, 2021

Supreme Court turns away florist who refused same-sex wedding job

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding.

Mar 6, 2020

Another state’s civil union qualifies for Maryland divorce, court says

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland divorce law can tear asunder a same-sex civil union that another state has brought together, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled. In a reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals said Maryland will regard a civil union from another state as a marriage for the purpose of applying Maryland’s divorce law – […]

Jun 17, 2019

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

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