(Update: WTOP and the Silver Spring Patch have the story.) The Episcopal Diocese of Washington tells us that a banner at their church in Hillandale, MD was defaced last night: On the back of a banner advertising mass in Spanish, someone wrote “Trump Nation” and “whites only”. Does it really need to be said that this kind… Continue reading Church Graffiti: “Trump Nation, Whites Only”
A business owner in Annapolis has found that his deeply-held convictions are about to come into conflict with the law, and rather than give up his principles, he’s going to, if not close up shop, then at least scale back shop: An Annapolis company whose old-fashioned trolleys are iconic in the city’s wedding scene has… Continue reading Good On Ya for Standing Up for Your Principles. Now Go Away.
As I write this — and maybe I shouldn’t be writing this while I’m in no state to operate Internet machinery — a number of things have happened in the 2012 US election. Obama has won reelection. Mittens is about to concede. Looks like Obama has won not only the Electoral Vote, but also the… Continue reading Election Night Woot!
Well, fuckbunnies. The bill to allow gay marriage in Maryland passed the state Senate, got out of committee in the House, avoided getting stuck with several amendments (that would have sent it back to the Senate), and finally got to floor debate in the House, only to be sent back to committee. The proponents of… Continue reading Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Fails
In case you hadn’t heard, the Maryland Senate passed a bill allowing gay marriage. So yay! Go Maryland! From here, it has to go to the House of Delegates, so it’s not settled yet. So if you’re in Maryland, write your delegates and tell them that you oppose special rights for heterosexuals. If this passes,… Continue reading Gay Marriage Passes MD Senate
I mentioned earlier that there’s a bill in the Maryland legislature to allow gay marriage. So wouldn’t you know it, that’s bringing out the religious anti-equality brigade. Via FSTDT, I learn about Protect Marriage Maryland, a group affiliated with NOM (at least, according to Yahoo! News; this fact appears neither on NOM’s nor PMM’s site,… Continue reading Here Come the Religious Bigots
WaPo is reporting that a bill to allow same-sex marriage was introduced in the Maryland House and Senate. It’s just a bill, yes it’s only a bill, and it’s sitting… um, in Annapolis-il? But still, I’m cautiously optimistic that it can pass. And if it does, that it won’t be overturned by referendum. Then again,… Continue reading Gay Marriage Advancing in Maryland?
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Maryland Attorney General has released a paper saying that “same-sex marriages performed in other states could be recognized by Maryland’s legal system.” Now, there are some big caveats: the AG isn’t a judge, so this paper doesn’t have the force of law, the way a legal decision would. Rather,… Continue reading A Step Forward for Marriage Equality in Maryland
From Think Progress, here’s a video interview taken at CPAC of Eric Wargotz, who’s running for Senator of Murland. In the video, he reveals himself to be a birther: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jz8wn8_8-w&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Actually, the interviewer asks the questions from the recent Daily Kos poll of Republicans. For the benefit of those who don’t want to watch… Continue reading Hey Lookee! We Have Wingnuts Here, Too!
Legum’s New Line is reporting that Maryland General Assembly member, arch-reactionary, homophobe, reanimated corpse, and all-around asshat Don Dwyer (R-I Feel Sorry for Anne Arundel) has left the Republican caucus because they wouldn’t support his attempt to amend the Maryland constitution to define anything from a fertilized egg onward as a person. I realize that… Continue reading GOP Not Reactionary Enough for Dwyer