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By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
She's baaaack! One of the most memorable "Bridezillas" from the popular cable show of the same name is back for WE tv's new series "Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas. " Danni Starr and her husband, Marlon, who live in Rockville will appear on the show, which premieres this Friday, May 31 at 9 p.m., following the tenth and final season's premiere of "Bridezillas. " Danni, 28, who is a co-host on The Kane Show, a nationally syndicated morning radio show, and Marlon, 30, who is a deejay, got married on March 19, 2011 in St. Lucia and appeared on Season 8 of "Bridezillas.
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By Samantha Iacia and For The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Date: Aug. 2 Her story: Catherine "Cat" Yard, 25, grew up in Ewing, N.J. She is an artist and regularly models for figure drawing and painting classes at Maryland Institute College of Art , the Johns Hopkins University, Towson University and the Mitchell School of Fine Arts in Baltimore. She and her husband are ensemble cast members performing with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society in "The Electric Pharaoh," which opens Oct. 17. Her parents, Kathleen and Duane Yard, live in Ewing.
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February 3, 2011
In his op-ed, "Same-sex marriage is contrary to the public interest" (Feb. 2), Peter Sprigg states that the purpose of marriage is to generate children. For that reason, he would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. Would this then mean that opposite-sex couples who do not produce children or who do not wed for the purpose of having children would be in violation of the state-approved marriage license? Would this make them vulnerable to prosecution? Would their transgression be considered a misdemeanor or a felony, and would we allow a sentence of probation before judgment to grant them sufficient time to crawl back between the sheets and get the job done?
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By Tim Swift and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
A Windsor Mill man and woman have been charged with robbing and killing a New York man and leaving his body on the side of a road in Carroll County Saturday night, State Police said. A witness told police he saw a man lying in the road at about 11 p.m. as two others stood nearby on Route 32 near Finksburg. When the witness approached the pair, they fled into a white vehicle and drove away, police said. The victim, 23-year-old Luis J. Pol, had several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
NEWS
February 3, 2011
Peter Sprigg claims that the only public purpose of marriage is the birth and nurture of children ( "Same-sex marriage is contrary to the public interest," Feb. 2). He says that heterosexual couples can choose not to have children, but that is a private purpose which is not the legislature's business. Why, then, should childless heterosexual couples enjoy all of the benefits which accompany marriage? Should childless married folks not be able to make medical decisions for an incapacitated spouse?
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By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
Weddings are changing and wedding photography education needs to change, too. This is the principle behind “Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography” by Kathryn Hamm, president of GayWeddings.com, and Thea Dodds, a veteran wedding photographer. Together, the two are on a mission to enlighten photographers on how to pose and capture same-sex weddings through their visual guide. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the authors appeared together in Baltimore at an editorial meeting for Two Bright Lights, an online publicity platform, to discuss and promote their book.
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October 25, 2012
I was a little confused by Marie-Alberte Boursiquot's recent letter ("Catholic doctors for traditional marriage," Oct. 20). The headline over it says traditional marriage, but in her letter she uses the term "authentic marriage. " I had never heard that expression and neither Google or Wikipedia was of any help. Seems they have never heard it either. Ms. Boursiquot says that the best published scientific evidence indicates that marriage between one man and one woman in a stable relationship is the optimal situation for the healthy development of children.
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March 23, 2011
In their op-ed, Lanae Erickson and Jon Cowan ("Don't make it about 'rights,'" March 21) are about halfway there. Like most involved in the debate about same-sex marriage, they conflate the rich cultural and religious aspects of marriage with the very pedestrian issue of the qualifications to obtain a civil marriage license and ceremony. Lifetime commitment, love, fidelity, vows … none of these shows up in the civil code. The code requires only that the couple be of opposite sex, not be closely related, not be currently married, and be beyond a certain age. Two people who have never met can get a marriage license, although they do have to appear together for the ceremony which, by the way, does not require any vows or expressions of love or commitment.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2013
In the 17 years since Katie Cleary and Sharon Dongarra locked eyes in the kitchen of an Arby's restaurant, they have shared a first, tentative kiss, traded letters across continents, set up a home, exchanged vows before family and friends, signed a host of legal documents and nurtured a young daughter. The couple has shared nearly every experience that can bond two people, except for one. Until today. But just after midnight, the two women pledged themselves to each other yet again in their Towson home, becoming one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married in Maryland.
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By Julie Scharper and Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
Amid the cheers of President Barack Obama's victory rally in Chicago, Keesha Patterson reached into her bag for a tiny box, dropped to one knee, turned to her girlfriend of 11 years and told her, in front of everyone, how much she loved her and wanted to marry her. Word that Maryland's Question 6 had passed had just flashed on the screen, and Patterson, who grew up in Baltimore's McCulloh Homes and now lives in Prince George's County, knew the moment...
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By Christianna McCausland and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
When Ward Westrick retired from commercial real estate development, he and wife Ginny were happy to sell their home in McLean and leave the density of Northern Virginia behind to settle on the Chesapeake Bay's calmer shores. While Ward may have made a living in development, he and Ginny did not want to build a home. However, after looking at as many as 50 houses from Gibson Island to Mayo and finding nothing but disappointment, they snapped up a 2.25 acre parcel on the South River in Annapolis (before it was even listed)
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By Amy Watts and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The opening number is totally not ballroom. It's closer to jazz and hip-hop or I don't know what. Shirtless Keo Motsepe  though, so I don't care. Head judge Len Goodman  offers two dances as the possible encore - Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy  or Lea Thompson & Artem Chigventsev - and the audience will decide via Twitter who gets to dance.  The first couples up for results are Randy Couture & Karina Smirnoff , Betsey Johnson & Tony Dovolani  and Lea & Artem . From last night's extra footage, we see that Lea was wiping away tears at the end of Betsey's performance.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
When Spencer and Katie Perry moved into their four-bedroom Colonial home in Ellicott City this year, they finally had the space they wanted for a home office. But there was one problem: the only furniture they had for the room was a folding plastic table Spencer had bought in college, a television and TV stand, and a large leather office chair. They had no art for the walls, no cabinets for their papers and no way to control the tangle of computer cords that were playthings for their kitten, Gadget.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Towson released its first depth chart of the preseason Friday, and there were a couple notable surprises. The first entails the free safety position. Junior Christian Carpenter, an Aberdeen native and graduate who was a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection last season, is second on the depth chart. Carpenter, who tied then-sophomore strong safety Donnell Lewis for the team lead in interceptions with four and ranked fourth in tackles with 98, has been leapfrogged by redshirt sophomore Jordan Mynatt.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Third in a summer series highlighting dream homes on the water. When Wendy and Alex Haig set out five years ago to find the perfect weekend retreat, they were torn between two different bucolic areas: the rolling horse country of Middleburg, Va., and the wide expanse of the Chesapeake Bay. "The bay very clearly won out," Wendy Haig says. Alex Haig, a lawyer and son of former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, and his wife, a managing partner for a marketing strategy company, wanted a place where they could relax with family and friends and escape from the pressures of Washington.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Date: May 31 Her story: Kia Houston, 37, grew up in Baltimore and Randallstown. She is a budget specialist for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her parents, Vernetta and Daniel Wilson, live in Randallstown. His story: Mike Castille, 38, grew up in Queens, N.Y. He is a systems engineer for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. His mother and stepfather, Brenda and Lester Yard, live in Bowie. His father, Nolan Castille, lives in Queens. Their story: Kia and Mike met in late 2007 when they were both working at MBNA Corp., which was based in Baltimore at the time.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Same-sex couples are discriminated against when searching for housing in online rental markets across the country, according to a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development study released Tuesday. In states like Maryland where such discrimination is illegal, the discrimination is even more pronounced , the study noted. The HUD study, described by the federal agency as "the first-ever national study examining housing discrimination against same-sex couples in the private rental market," involved the authors sending 7,000 emails to housing providers, allegedly from prospective heterosexual and same-sex couples, and then comparing the responses received.
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November 8, 2012
Regarding Dan Rodricks ' recent column on Catholics' view of same-sex marriage, what I don't get is equating subordination of discipleship to the teachings of the Catholic Church ("A priest speaks up for same-sex marriage," Nov. 4). The people of God responding to the Rev. Richard T. Lawrence's preaching the word of God confirm the "radicality" of God's love in the flesh and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. As disciples, our lives are not based on personal views. Rather, we are all slowly shaped and recreated out of God's unconditional love for us, including those joined in same-sex unions.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Date: June 7 Her story: Anna Scanlan, 26, grew up in Timonium. She is a labor and delivery nurse at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Rosedale and is working toward a master's degree in nursing education at Towson University. Her mother, Mary Scanlan, lives in Timonium. Her father, Al Scanlan, lives in Silver Spring. His story: Dave Swift, 32, grew up in Stoneleigh. He works with his two brothers for their uncle's custom home company, Southfen Inc., based in Whitehall.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Brockett Horne and her husband, Chris Tesluk, say they chose their city home with the flip of a coin. "Chris works in College Park and I teach at MICA; we ended up choosing Baltimore over D.C.," says Horne, a 40-year-old graphic artist. "We wanted an old house and close to a park. The city suits us … there is so much going on. " The couple purchased a three-story Butchers Hill rowhouse near Patterson Park in 2008 for $182,000. A former barbershop, it hadn't been occupied in 20 years.
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