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February 17, 2012
In response to the recent coverage of gay marriage and transgender rights and the hearings in Annapolis, I am quite upset to think our elected officials are confusing the roles of the church and state. The Constitution requires civil liberties for all. Allowing the church to define the rules based on religion is not upholding the Constitution. This requires our government to keep church and state separate and to recognize the rights of all regardless of race, color, sex and religion.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
An Anne Arundel County woman has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against more than 180 defendants who she says circulated or watched child pornography showing her two young children being molested by their father and another person. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, the woman is unnamed to shield the identity of the youngsters, who were ages 4 and 6 at the time they were sexually assaulted, the suit says. The suit claims the father and another person pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with production of child pornography and were sentenced to 45 and 36 years in prison.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
An Anne Arundel County woman has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against more than 180 defendants who she says circulated or watched child pornography showing her two young children being molested by their father and another person. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, the woman is unnamed to shield the identity of the youngsters, who were ages 4 and 6 at the time they were sexually assaulted, the suit says. The suit claims the father and another person pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with production of child pornography and were sentenced to 45 and 36 years in prison.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
The family of a Howard County girl who killed herself after months of harassment on social media sites asked Maryland lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill that would allow a jail term for a variety of acts known as "cyber-bullying. " Chris McComas, whose daughter Grace, 15, took her own life on Easter Sunday 2012, told the House Judiciary Committee that the Glenelg High School student had for months been the target of malicious postings on sites such as Twitter and Facebook. The mother said the family turned to police and the courts but was told nothing could be done.
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March 1, 2009
The Columbia Figure Skating Club will present "Enchanted on Ice and Other Box Office Hits" - featuring excerpts from Twilight, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Madagascar, Camp Rock and Mamma Mia! - at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. March 28 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 29. Performances are at the Columbia Ice Rink, 5876 Thunder Hill Road. The community performance for families features more than 100 performers ages 4 to adult and includes many high-level skaters. Tickets are $10; children to age 3 get in free.
NEWS
November 5, 2012
I am a Roman Catholic, and I will be voting for Question 6 on the Maryland ballot on Tuesday. I am voting for this referendum because I believe my family member, Mike, and his partner, Ron, have as much right to marry as I have. I am voting for this referendum because I believe my friend, Jen, and her wife have as much right to be married as I am. I have been happily married to my husband for 26 years. I am also a mental health counselor who counsels lesbian and gay clients as well as straight clients.
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Dan Rodricks | November 3, 2012
Last Sunday in Baltimore's St. Vincent de Paul Church, its longtime pastor, the Rev. Richard T. Lawrence, delivered a thoughtful and nuanced argument for support of the Question 6 ballot referendum. This, of course, was news in Roman Catholic circles — an opinion from the pulpit fully at odds with the hierarchy of a church that has devoted much time and money to voter rejection of a Maryland law that allows couples of the same sex to wed. Lawrence is the most eloquent homilist I've ever heard.
NEWS
November 1, 2012
As the referendum on same-sex marriage moves forward to the November election, I offer the following points on why I oppose same-sex marriage. The basic thrust of many supporters of same-sex marriage is to argue that same-sex marriage is a civil right guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and that it is a corollary of the unalienable rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" as stated in the Declaration of Independence....
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
The family of a Howard County girl who killed herself after months of harassment on social media sites asked Maryland lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill that would allow a jail term for a variety of acts known as "cyber-bullying. " Chris McComas, whose daughter Grace, 15, took her own life on Easter Sunday 2012, told the House Judiciary Committee that the Glenelg High School student had for months been the target of malicious postings on sites such as Twitter and Facebook. The mother said the family turned to police and the courts but was told nothing could be done.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | December 28, 1995
Seven Northwestern High School seniors are learning the intricacies of real estate law in an effort to take back vacant housing in their community from absentee owners.Each Wednesday this school year, the students -- most of them members of Mary Otho's first period social studies elective in criminal and civil law -- are excused from classes and instead spend 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the legal clinic, studying the law and learning how to use property records.This month, the students took their map of vacant properties in Northwest Baltimore to the Park-Reist Corridor Coalition, a citizens group.
NEWS
November 5, 2012
I am a Roman Catholic, and I will be voting for Question 6 on the Maryland ballot on Tuesday. I am voting for this referendum because I believe my family member, Mike, and his partner, Ron, have as much right to marry as I have. I am voting for this referendum because I believe my friend, Jen, and her wife have as much right to be married as I am. I have been happily married to my husband for 26 years. I am also a mental health counselor who counsels lesbian and gay clients as well as straight clients.
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Dan Rodricks | November 3, 2012
Last Sunday in Baltimore's St. Vincent de Paul Church, its longtime pastor, the Rev. Richard T. Lawrence, delivered a thoughtful and nuanced argument for support of the Question 6 ballot referendum. This, of course, was news in Roman Catholic circles — an opinion from the pulpit fully at odds with the hierarchy of a church that has devoted much time and money to voter rejection of a Maryland law that allows couples of the same sex to wed. Lawrence is the most eloquent homilist I've ever heard.
NEWS
November 1, 2012
As the referendum on same-sex marriage moves forward to the November election, I offer the following points on why I oppose same-sex marriage. The basic thrust of many supporters of same-sex marriage is to argue that same-sex marriage is a civil right guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and that it is a corollary of the unalienable rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" as stated in the Declaration of Independence....
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February 17, 2012
In response to the recent coverage of gay marriage and transgender rights and the hearings in Annapolis, I am quite upset to think our elected officials are confusing the roles of the church and state. The Constitution requires civil liberties for all. Allowing the church to define the rules based on religion is not upholding the Constitution. This requires our government to keep church and state separate and to recognize the rights of all regardless of race, color, sex and religion.
NEWS
August 24, 2011
The fairest thing the federal government could do would be to pass a law allowing gay and lesbian couples to form unions that give them the same rights and responsibilities as heterosexual married couples. This would give them equal rights in every state. The term "marriage" need not be used at all, so there would be a separation of church and state. What would be involved would simply be a certification that the two partners plan to live together as a couple. Some good legal minds would be necessary to ascertain the division of money, property, etc., in case of divorce.
NEWS
August 11, 2011
If Maryland lawmakers needed greater evidence that the time has come to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, they need look no further than the 51 percent increase in same-sex couples reported this week by the U.S. Census. This isn't a population boom so much as a coming-out-of-the-closet boom. In 2000, the Census found 11,243 Maryland households where people of the same gender reported themselves as unmarried couples. The number jumped to 16,987 in 2010 or 1.5 percent of all couples in the state.
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By PATRICK RILEY | July 24, 1991
Washington. -- Within days of Clarence Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court, you could take your pick of half a dozen charges against him. He was, we were told, an Uncle Tom in judicial robes, turning ungratefully against the same affirmative action that made him what he is. The hoary claim was revived that any office holder with Catholic convictions would become the pope's puppet. Somebody turned up speeches in which Mr. Thomas had praised an anti-Semitic demagogue. Others recalled his admission that he puffed pot in college.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2011
Hundreds of activists on both sides of the same-sex marriage divide swarmed the Maryland Senate office buildings Tuesday, with advocates sharing personal anecdotes and opponents issuing warnings as lawmakers considered legislation that would allow gay couples to marry. The majority of senators on the 11-member Judicial Proceedings Committee have co-sponsored the bill, and opponents acknowledged that their efforts would probably not change any minds. It's the first year that the measure has received such support on the panel, a development that has sparked momentum for it. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who opposes gay marriage, assessed the legislation's chance of clearing the full Senate as better than 50-50.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2011
Hundreds of activists on both sides of the same-sex marriage divide swarmed the Maryland Senate office buildings Tuesday, with advocates sharing personal anecdotes and opponents issuing warnings as lawmakers considered legislation that would allow gay couples to marry. The majority of senators on the 11-member Judicial Proceedings Committee have co-sponsored the bill, and opponents acknowledged that their efforts would probably not change any minds. It's the first year that the measure has received such support on the panel, a development that has sparked momentum for it. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who opposes gay marriage, assessed the legislation's chance of clearing the full Senate as better than 50-50.
NEWS
March 1, 2009
The Columbia Figure Skating Club will present "Enchanted on Ice and Other Box Office Hits" - featuring excerpts from Twilight, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Madagascar, Camp Rock and Mamma Mia! - at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. March 28 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 29. Performances are at the Columbia Ice Rink, 5876 Thunder Hill Road. The community performance for families features more than 100 performers ages 4 to adult and includes many high-level skaters. Tickets are $10; children to age 3 get in free.
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