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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2012
We've been hearing a lot about marriage lately from celibate clergy and other experts, so I thought that a layman's prspective might be of interest. Much of the talk keeps returning to procreation as the fundamental component of marriage, presumably because of the "be fruitful and multiply" injunction in the Creation story, though neither the church nor the state objects to the marriage of people who are past childbearing age, or unable to bear children, or uninterested in bearing children.
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By Cal Thomas | October 11, 2014
Three points need to be made about Monday's  decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants people of the same sex the right to marry. Point 1: While the court's liberal wing probably wanted to accept cases banning same-sex marriage in five states that have been overturned by three different federal appeals courts in recent months, the conservative majority, along with swing Justice Anthony Kennedy, apparently wished to see states resolve the issue.
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NEWS
May 23, 2012
In regard to the issue of same-sex marriage, there are really only two defining aspects to the core discussion, and which of these two you choose to focus upon will ultimately determine your final position, regardless of religious or political affiliation. Religion holds far less significance in this debate than is popularly portrayed by the media. The essence of this controversy is philosophical, not religious. The first consideration is that, in accepting same-sex marriage, we must of necessity be willing to re-define something that has a long tradition in many human cultures.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 9, 2014
Our topic du jour: the latest stunning milestone in the march toward gay equality. No, the other stunning milestone. We will get around to what the Supreme Court did (more accurately, declined to do) in a moment. But first: Have you seen the new Cheerios commercial? It broke out online a few days ago, a spot starring these two gay French Canadian men and their adopted daughter, a brown-skinned (African-Canadian?) toddler named Raphaelle. In the three-minute clip, Andre and Jonathan talk about the love at first sight blind date that brought them together and how they thought they could never be dads because they are gay. All the while, Raphaelle is squirming, eating Cheerios, leaning from one father to the other and otherwise committing shameless acts of cuteness.
NEWS
April 19, 2012
I can understand the Catholic Church not recognizing or performing same-sex marriages. I can also understand the church not recognizing or performing marriages where one party is divorced and has a spouse living. The church takes the attitude that marriage is between one man and one woman for life. Fine. But I don't understand the church taking such a different attitude to the two situations. I don't recall the church ever denouncing Ronald Reagan for living in open adultery - even though in the eyes of the church that is what his "marriage" to Nancy Davis amounted to, assuming his first marriage was a valid marriage and not a sham.
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Letter to The Aegis | October 29, 2012
Editor: On Nov. 6, Maryland voters will decide if they want to change the definition of marriage from one man and one woman to include same-sex couples. The implications will be staggering if the change is implemented.  Same sex couples already receive many of the same benefits as married couples in Maryland. Presently, significant benefits are granted to domestic partners, including same-sex partners. They receive health care facility visitation, health care decision-making, ability to adopt children, state employee health benefits, exemption from state inheritance taxes, and many more.
NEWS
February 20, 2011
If Maryland becomes a same-sex marriage state, there is no doubt that some openly gay men and women will come to church demanding acceptance. Under the false pretense that they are married, in their minds they should not be denied church membership. But what the world must understand is that as Christians, we're not homophobic and bigoted as many would depict us. We do not hate men and women caught up in the homosexual lifestyle. We simply believe that marriage is ordained of God and the family is sacred.
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February 25, 2011
Here is how senators voted on legislation to legalize same-sex marriage: For same-sex marriage: Sen. James Brochin, Baltimore County Democrat Sen. Joan Carter Conway, Baltimore Democrat Sen. Bill Ferguson, Baltimore Democrat Sen. Jennie Forehand, Montgomery County Democrat Sen. Brian Frosh, Montgomery County Democrat Sen. Rob Garagiola, Montgomery County Democrat Sen. Lisa Gladden, Baltimore Democrat ...
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October 29, 2012
"What would Jesus do?" The Sun's Dan Rodricks asked recently in reference to same-sex marriage ("Same-sex unions: What would Jesus do?" Oct. 25). He was highly upset by remarks made by a local Baptist preacher regarding a New Testament Bible verse, Romans 1:32, that states that homosexuality, along with other sins, "is worthy of death. " The short answer is, according to both Old and New Testaments, in scores of verses too numerous to cite here, all sin is worthy of death. But the writer took it upon himself to inform us how Jesus felt about the matter, explaining that although he isn't a scholar of the New Testament, nor does he know or feel inclined to be informed about Old Testament teachings, "I know in my bones what Jesus was about.
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November 4, 2011
I'm writing this to inform you that I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman ("Marriage and race," Nov. 2). Please, do not support any effort to have this removed from the books. Let's do what is right in the sight of God. Kennett J. Gore, Windsor Mill
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization has listed U.S. Rep. Andy Harris -- a Baltimore County Republican -- among the nation's "most anti-equality members of Congress. " The Human Rights Campaign said Tuesday that Harris made its new "Hall of Shame" list of 19 legislators nationwide for having "gone out of his way to sponsor nearly every anti-LGBT bill introduced in the House" since he arrived there in 2010. The list, which also includes high-profile legislators such as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
NEWS
October 6, 2014
Marriage equality took one of its biggest leaps forward today without anything happening at all. By deciding not to hear any of the same-sex marriage cases appealed to it, the Supreme Court immediately voided bans on gay marriage in five more states - Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin - and likely did so in six others that are part of the same appellate circuits. It was the largest number of states to realize marriage equality on one day, topping the three (including Maryland)
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Dave Schaub had staked quite a lot on the Orioles as they attempted to rally against the Detroit Tigers in Friday's Game 2 of the American League Division Series. The sign the Middle River resident hoisted above his head said it all: "If the O's Win, We're Getting Married!" So it was just a little sweeter for him when Delmon Young's three-run double fell in to put the Orioles ahead in the eighth inning and Zach Britton closed out the 7-6 victory, which put the Tigers down 2-0 with the series headed to Detroit.
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By Mary Johnson and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
After winning five Washington Area Theatre Community Honors awards and a Ruby Griffith Award for production excellence last season, the 2nd Star theater troupe is opening its 20th season with a production of Stephen Schwartz's biblical musical "Children of Eden. " Although its January 1991 London premiere received mixed reviews and closed after three months, "Children of Eden," with book and libretto by John Caird, has become such a popular offering in community theater circles that its initial struggles are a faded memory.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court is meeting on Monday for the first time since June, and could make a decision to hear a new same-sex marriage case. On the justices' agenda for the closed-door conference are appeals to cases in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, won by gay couples that favor a Supreme Court decision on their lower court victories. Four out of nine justices would have to vote to take up any particular case , and they are under no obligation to do so and could hold off on deciding whether to consider one of the cases until a later conference.
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Susan Reimer | September 24, 2014
Ward and June. Ozzie and Harriet. Jim and Margaret Anderson. If you recognize those couples - and if you grew up wishing they were your parents - you likely hearken to a time when the American family was made up of a breadwinning father and a homemaking mother and a couple of kids. We like to think of the 1950s and the early 1960s as the golden age of family life, but it was also a repressive time for women. Only a handful had college degrees, only about 30 percent ventured outside the home to work, and women had little control over the timing and number of the children they bore.
NEWS
October 27, 2012
In Dan Rodricks ' column on Christians' view of marriage he says "I can't imagine Jesus condemning gays, [who] should be able to marry under the law" ("Same-sex unions: What would Jesus do?" Oct. 25). But the law stipulates that marriage is between a man and a woman. With the referendum Question 6 on the ballot in November, its supporters are now trying to change the definition of the law. Marie Mullen, Joppa
NEWS
February 7, 2012
The recent letter from R. Smith ("The flawed arguments against same-sex marriage," Feb. 6) is false and disingenuous. The logic is fallacious because the examples do not define the object, in this case the Biblical definition of marriage. The bad examples and failures do not change marriage as between one man and one woman. And they do not justify changing marriage to include same-sex couples. God had a lot to say about marriage. Most specifically, in the beginning, God created humans as male and female.
NEWS
September 4, 2014
The air of seeming inevitability that had developed around the idea of a successful constitutional challenge to state bans on gay marriage was punctured Wednesday by a federal judge in Louisiana. After 21 consecutive decisions favoring marriage equality in federal district and appellate courts since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, federal District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman upheld the ban on same-sex marriage that Louisiana voters overwhelmingly supported in 2004.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
Irregular work hours and constant stress can mean trouble for a firefighter's marriage. Lori Mercer is on a mission to change that. The founder of FirefighterWife.com, she wants to help reduce divorce and "strengthen, ignite and rescue firefighter marriages. " "When you see death and destruction, that's a lot to process," the 41-year-old mother of four said. "There's a whole lot of stress on a relationship on top of how tough marriage already is. " Mercer was among the exhibitors at the Firehouse Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center downtown.
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