| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Transgender people would be protected from discrimination in Baltimore County under a measure approved by the County Council Tuesday, making the county the fourth local government in Maryland to adopt such protections.
Council members did not add a...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Amid cheers and camera flashes from a crush of onlookers, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Thursday his bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland — legislation that raises his national profile and, advocates say, gives momentum to those...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Today, Gov.Martin O'Malleywill make all Maryland families stronger by signing into law the Civil Marriage Protection Act. All children, no matter who their parents are, must be protected under the same set of laws. This is family values at its finest.
| Feb 19, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Jenna Fischetti picks a seat at a Baltimore County Starbucks where she can see who's coming and going. As a transgender woman, the 47-year-old is always on guard.
"My head's on the swivel," said Fischetti, a freckled brunette.
When she slips into a...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 4:58 AM
NEW YORK -- Google is stepping up its activism on gay rights issues in nations with anti-homosexuality laws on the books, a company official announced Saturday as he kicked off Google's new "Legalize Love" campaign.
The campaign will focus on countries...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:21 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics.
An 11-member special...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Organizers of a proposed Washington, D.C., museum focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender heritage have formed a benefit limited liability corporation in Maryland that will work to find a museum site.
The Velvet Foundation, a nonprofit group...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
A broad coalition of donors — including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country — together gave nearly $6 million to the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland,...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:50 PM
A number of insurance companies received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for having policies and practices that provide an equal workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
A total of 252 companies across the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:08 AM
Last week, Maryland made history by delivering an unprecedented victory for marriage equality at the ballot box. The Human Rights Campaign and the NAACP were proud partners in this campaign, working together to build support for Question 6 across...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 2:17 PM
SACRAMENTO (KTLA) -- In a landmark move for civil rights, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will make the state the first to end attempts to change a minor's sexual orientation, his office announced Sunday.
The bill will bar mental health...