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Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage

In this photo taken June 26, 2013, Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court struck down a federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally. Gay and lesbian couples already could ...

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Maryland sticking with affordable housing formula

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The Supreme Court’s decision to allow housing discrimination suits based on “disparate impacts” serves as a warning to Maryland — be careful.  But the state has no intention of reviewing how it awards tax credits for low income housing. The ...

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Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court handed a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights groups on Thursday when it upheld a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination. The justices ruled 5-4 that ...

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