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  • Meghan Daum: Catcalling video also shows our detachment issues

    If for some unfathomable reason you're not among the more than 30 million people who've already seen the "catcalling video" that started ricocheting through the zeitgeist recently, I'll give you a brief rundown. An actress named Shoshana Roberts,...
  • Midterm takeaway: Democrats can't ignore Hispanic vote

    Among the many lessons of the 2014 elections is a particularly important one for Democrats: Stop taking Hispanic voters for granted. With little exception, Hispanic voters stayed home in droves on Election Day. Some might call it apathy but in reality,...
  • Looking Out: LGBT advocates say robocall ugliest incident of mixed election

    Looking Out: LGBT advocates say robocall ugliest incident of mixed election
    Advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Maryland say they see Tuesday's elections as a mixed bag -- some good, some bad and some ugly. Among the ugliest, according to advocates, was a disingenuous robocall sent last week to...
  • Judge reverses black fire chief's termination

    Judge reverses black fire chief's termination
    A "racially inhospitable environment" at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's fire department led to the unlawful termination of a black deputy fire chief earlier this year, a state judge has ruled — and his firing must now be reversed. Gregory...
  • A 'circuit split' will force a ruling on gay marriage

    Supreme Court wonks, gay rights groups and the public were bemused last month when the Supreme Court declined to review federal appeals court decisions striking down state bans on same-sex marriage.  More perplexing than the decision not to hear the...
  • Issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Missouri may be headed to court

    ST. LOUIS A St. Louis judge ruled Wednesday that the Missouri Constitution violates the rights of gay couples who want to marry. But whether that means marriage licenses can be issued across the state or only in St. Louis is up for debate, one likely...
  • Year 2 of Obamacare enrollment brings new hurdles

    Year 2 of Obamacare enrollment brings new hurdles
    The low-key start of the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period Saturday marked an improvement over last year's disastrous launch, but consumers and officials face a new set of challenges in the coming months. The federal website appeared to...
  • Dorner report finds concerns over bias within LAPD

    Dorner report finds concerns over bias within LAPD
    A Los Angeles Police Department review of its discipline system prompted by the Christopher Dorner rampage found widespread concerns among officers and civilians that the agency discriminates based on gender, ethnicity and rank, according to a report...
  • Public employees, get in line for sex changes

    Public employees, get in line for sex changes
    Election leftovers: • By Election Day, it had come to this: Tom Wolf: Taxpayer Money Should Go to Sex-Change Operations Republicans Must Get Out the Vote Tomorrow, November 4, to Prevent Abuse of Taxpayer Funds WEST CHESTER –...
  • Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men

    Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions

    Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions
    In cities and municipalities in Maryland and across the U.S., the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are improving. Across the globe, perceptions of gay and lesbian people are getting better, too. Both improvements, outlined...