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  • Albania says could block Macedonia's NATO bid

    Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama warned on Wednesday that his country could block Macedonia's bid to join NATO unless it improves its record on respecting the rights of the country's ethnic Albanian minority. The tiny republic's accession has already...
  • What should you do if your son says he's a girl?

    What should you do if your son says he's a girl?
    Since the age of 2, he has been a very different kind of boy. He enjoys wearing his mother's shoes and his sister's dresses. He likes to play with girls and hates playing with boys, who are too rough. Now 5, he has told you that he wants to be a girl....
  • Boy Scouts president's call to end gay leader ban draws mixed reaction

    Boy Scouts president's call to end gay leader ban draws mixed reaction
    Robert M. Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, urged the group on Thursday during its annual meeting in Atlanta to end its ban on gay leaders, saying the prohibition “cannot be sustained.” “I truly fear that any other...
  • Texas House OKs bill shielding pastors from lawsuits for spurning gay weddings

    AUSTIN, Texas The House tentatively approved Thursday a bill saying that Texas pastors, churches and religious institutions can't be sued by private parties or penalized by government for spurning gay weddings. Many clergy, especially Southern Baptist...
  • The Boy Scouts of America's baby steps on accepting gay Scout leaders

    The Boy Scouts of America's baby steps on accepting gay Scout leaders
    Robert M. Gates, the former U.S. Defense secretary and current Boy Scouts of America president, earlier today urged the youth organization to, essentially, grow up and allow gays to serve in leadership roles. Gates stopped short of pushing the issue...
  • Critics bash Louisiana governor on 'religious freedom' order

    "Arrogant" and "cynical" — that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration. Months later, Jindal is...
  • Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as a national...
  • Texas House OKs letting clergy refuse to marry gay couples

    The Texas House voted Thursday to let clergy members refuse to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs — further shielding the nation's largest conservative state from a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed....
  • 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change

    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform. "My party has let the bond...
  • Featured pets

    Dogs Here are some of the dogs currently available for adoption at the Baltimore Humane Society. Some animals may have been adopted prior to publication. For a full list as well as fees, pictures and more information, visit http://bmorehumane.org/adopt/...
  • Excerpts from Robert Gates' remarks on Boy Scouts' ban on gay leaders

    Excerpts from Robert Gates' remarks on Boy Scouts' ban on gay leaders
    Two years after a tumultuous and emotional battle inside the Boy Scouts of America that ended with a vote to allow gay youths to join but banned gay Scout leaders, the organization's president, Robert M. Gates, on Thursday urged the group to end its...