Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Tanya Rodriguez and Wendee Montes tied the knot at the Anne Arundel Circuit Courthouse in Annapolis on Wednesday.
After 13 years, Tanya Rodriguez and Wendee Montes didn't want to wait another day to get married. "No one is guaranteed tomorrow," Montes said. "If something happened to her, I wanted to be able to say she was my wife." The Brooklyn Park women became the second same-sex couple to marry in the chapel at the Anne Arundel Circuit Court in Annapolis on Wednesday morning. "It's an amazing, amazing feeling," Rodriguez said. "I knew I was going to cry." Voters in Maryland upheld a law legalizing gay marriage in the November election, but it didn't take effect until Tuesday. Since state offices were closed for New Year's Day, Wednesday was the first time couples could marry at the courthouse. Since Gov. Martin O'Malley certified the election …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Scott Bowling is a local civil rights activist and was the first openly gay candidate to run for Annapolis City Council in 2009.
I write to you today from a 6th floor room at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC). On Monday, October 22nd, I was taken by ambulance from my home in Annapolis to Anne Arundel Medical Center. I had passed out, become unresponsive, and was suffering from what Doctors would soon diagnose as a potentially fatal internal blood infection, Septic Shock, and severe Kidney Failure. I was admitted directly to the Critical Care Unit where over the next several days they would stabilize my condition and bring me to a point where I am now preparing to be discharged and continue my recovery at home. In the emergency room, many caring and dedicated Doctors and Nurses cared for me; however, there was one team whose words and level of care I will not soon …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Republican Congressional candidate for Maryland's 4th District plans to eat at several Chick-fil-A locations Wednesday to show support for the president of the company's public stance.
Republican Faith Loudon plans to show her support for Chick-fil-A and her opposition to gay marriage by eating at at least three area restaurants today, according to the Capital Gazette. The fast food chain made national headlines earlier this month when its president, Dan Cathy, publicly condemned gay marriage. "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is about," Cathy said in an interview with the Baptist Press. Reaction from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates and bloggers soon created a media firestorm. Republican Mike Huckabee waded into the debate by starting a Facebook group to support Chick-fil-A that has…
Friday, July 22, 2011
Legislators and supporters confident governor's involvement will secure passage in 2012.