I realize that a lot of thought, effort and reader polling went into the creation of the new(ish) version of The Baltimore Sun. However, our city is of large enough stature and close enough to the nation's capital to merit some national news on our front page. As much as I hate admitting this, the national news doesn't even have to come above the local news on the front page.
When something happens in California that is as huge as the declaration that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, it would be a good piece of news to put on our front page. With Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's publicized opinion that the state of Maryland would legally recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state, this ruling in California isn't just California news. It is really Maryland news as well.