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  • Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections

    Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections
    Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing, employment and public accommodations this legislative session don't consider their work complete. The Maryland Coaltion...
  • Support the Kane County referendum

    On March 18, the residents of unincorporated Kane County will have an opportunity to vote on the Kane County Electric Aggregation Referendum. If passed, this referendum will allow the Kane County Board to potentially secure cheaper electricity for...
  • Why gay marriage question still matters in the GOP race for governor

     
    Practically speaking, Bruce Rauner is correct when he answers "doesn't matter" when asked for his views on same-sex marriage. He's one of four candidates for governor in next month's Republican primary, and there's a better chance that the state Capitol.....
  • Film Review: 'The New Black'

    Laid-back yet incisive, "The New Black" examines the complexity of black attitudes toward same-sex marriage, which the mainstream media tend to oversimplify as church-dominated and uniformly negative. Focusing on a 2012 Maryland referendum that sought...
  • Measure to block transgender student law fails to make ballot

    Measure to block transgender student law fails to make ballot
    SACRAMENTO -- A measure to block California's transgender students rights law failed to qualify for the November ballot Monday, according to the secretary of state's office. The referendum would have repealed a law passed last year that requires...
  • Fugitive Ukrainian President Yanukovich takes refuge with Russians

    Fugitive Ukrainian President Yanukovich takes refuge with Russians
    MOSCOW -- Ukraine's fugitive former president, Viktor Yanukovich, announced Thursday that he has turned to Russia for protection out of concern for his personal security and declared in a statement carried by Kremlin-influenced media that he remains the...
  • Mohegan's $1.3 Billion Casino Plan Goes To Vote In Revere, Mass.

    Mohegan's $1.3 Billion Casino Plan Goes To Vote In Revere, Mass.
    REVERE, Mass. — Voters in this working-class city on Boston's North Shore — with its long history of gambling on greyhounds and horse racing — will decide Tuesday whether to allow Mohegan Sun to build a $1.3 billion casino at the Suffolk...
  • New Crimea leaders move up referendum date

    New Crimea leaders move up referendum date
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Crimea's new pro-Moscow premier, Sergei Aksenov, moved the date of the peninsula's status referendum to March 30. On Thursday, the Crimean parliament, which appointed Aksenov,  had called for a referendum on May 25, the date also set...
  • More Cal State campuses are considering 'student success fees'

    They are called "student success fees" and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates for thousands of California State University students. But critics say they are a thinly veiled attempt to shift more education...
  • Crimea sets March 16 vote on seceding from Ukraine, joining Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine -- The Russian-controlled parliament of Ukraine’s Crimea area voted Thursday to secede and join Russia, and set a March 16 public vote on the latest move aimed at wresting the strategic peninsula from Ukraine. Officials in the...
  • Obama: Referendum on independence in Crimea is unconstitutional

    Obama: Referendum on independence in Crimea is unconstitutional
    WASHINGTON – President Obama on Thursday declared that a referendum asking Crimean voters if they want to join Russia would violate Ukraine's constitution and international law, and he promised to keep ramping up the pressure on Russia until it...