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  • Boyd Rutherford weighs in on decision to bar civil rights icon from Lewis museum

    Boyd Rutherford weighs in on decision to bar civil rights icon from Lewis museum
    The Republican seeking to be Maryland’s next lieutenant governor on Friday scorned the decision to bar a Baltimore civil rights figure from an event at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture. Boyd Rutherford...
  • Museum chief defends decision to bar rights leader from event

    Museum chief defends decision to bar rights leader from event
    The director of Baltimore's African-American history museum on Thursday defended his decision to bar a civil rights leader from an event marking the 50th anniversary of landmark legislation after she questioned the decision to include a convicted murderer...
  • Thousands turn out for annual gay pride events in Orlando

    Thousands turn out for annual gay pride events in Orlando
    Drag queens in sequined, skin tight dresses. Half-naked men in bedazzled booty shorts. Rainbow flags worn as capes. Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande songs blasting from speakers on parade floats. These were just some of the sights and sounds that took over...
  • Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate

    Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate
    Orange County commissioners will wade into the debate over gay marriage this week. Gay-rights activists are hoping the commission will sign a friend-of-the-court, or "amicus,'' brief supporting several pending lawsuits that seek to overturn Florida's...
  • Pam Bondi's failures leave one choice: George Sheldon

    Pam Bondi's failures leave one choice: George Sheldon
    When Pam Bondi became Florida's first female attorney general in January 2011, some who had known her as a prosecutor in Tampa had hopes she would be a real problem-solver, not a partisan ideologue. Those hopes faded quickly. Just two months later, as a...
  • Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher

    Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher
    Perra S. Bell, a former Towson University history teacher who was a lifelong crusader for civil rights, died Sept. 26 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Fla., of complications from a fractured hip. The former Baltimore resident was 95....
  • Rulings mean all but 14 states likely to allow same-sex marriages

    Rulings mean all but 14 states likely to allow same-sex marriages
    The number of states still prohibiting same-sex marriage probably will dwindle to 14 within a few weeks as a result of the Supreme Court’s refusal to take up the issue Monday, a legal and political reversal of nearly unprecedented proportions....
  • Supreme Court's surprise move opens door to gay marriage in 30 states

    Supreme Court's surprise move opens door to gay marriage in 30 states
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quickly. On the first day...
  • Trailblazing athletes seek to ease path for next generation

    Trailblazing athletes seek to ease path for next generation
    Three trailblazers came together Saturday night at a swanky fundraiser for the athletic program at Cal State L.A.: Billie Jean King, Tommie Smith and John Carlos. The university's young students might not know their stories, but they are reaping the...
  • Patients tend to listen more to female doctors

    Patients tend to listen more to female doctors
    Women are more likely to heed guidance on nutrition, exercise and weight loss when it comes from doctors who are female, rather than male, a new study suggests. The research also found that patients, regardless of gender, more readily tuned into...
  • How one vulnerable Republican responds to the 'war on women'�

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. It took Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis 16 hours to travel from western Wyoming last Friday to the Florida Panhandle to campaign for her embattled colleague, Rep. Steve Southerland II. Like other women in her conference, she is...