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boy scouts of america office

D.C. Area Boy Scout Council Supports Lifting Gay Ban

The top Boy Scout executive in the council covering the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia is supporting the national board’s decision to accept openly gay scouts.

05/23/2013

same sex, gay marriage, same sex marriage

Mayor To Preside At Pride Festival Mass Wedding

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will officiate a mass wedding for same-sex couples during the Baltimore Pride Festival next month.

05/20/2013

Family Research Council Shooting

Gov’t Seeks 45 Years For Attack On Christian Group

Prosecutors say a Virginia man who planned a mass killing at the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison for his plot.

04/23/2013

boy scouts of america office

Gay Md. Teen May Be Denied Eagle Scout Ranking

With the wave of a sign at a busy Bethesda intersection Thursday, Pascal Tessier joined about a dozen classmates in a demonstration against an organization he says he loves but knows doesn’t fully accept him and could, at any moment, throw him out.

04/12/2013

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Former Ravens LB Ayanbadejo Sees Gay NFL Players Coming Out

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says up to four NFL players may soon come out as gay, according to a published report.

04/05/2013

Brendon Ayanbadejo

Gay-Rights Backers Await For Their Jackie Robinson

Brendon Ayanbadejo has heard from many players who applaud his support of gay marriage — some of them teammates, others from the opposing side of the line.

02/01/2013

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Famous Church’s Bells To Ring For Same-Sex Couples

The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader for the prominent, 106-year-old church to announce Wednesday that it would begin hosting such nuptials.

01/10/2013

same-sex marriage, marriage equality

Md. Same-Sex Couples Prepare For Jan. 1 Marriages

Gay couples are preparing for New Year’s Day weddings in the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line to allow same-sex marriage, which will become legal in Maryland on Tuesday.

12/31/2012

gay marriage money

Same-Sex Weddings Could Generate Dollars For Baltimore

Just days after Maryland cleared the way for same-sex marriage–the city of Baltimore makes a push to cash in on gay and lesbian weddings. Tourism officials are encouraging same-sex couples from across the country to get married right here in Baltimore.

11/08/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

Steny Hoyer

Md. Rep. Hoyer’s Daughter Says She Is Gay

The daughter of Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer has disclosed she is a lesbian.

06/07/2012

Naval Academy

Gay Naval Academy Alumni Commemorate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

A gay and lesbian alumni group for graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy is welcoming the first midshipmen who will graduate under a new policy that allows gay and lesbian military members to serve without fear of discharge.

04/16/2012

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