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All Opinions Are Local: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009

Why we need the Washington Blade

By Kevin Naff Washington On Nov. 16, after slightly more than 40 years as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news source of record, the Washington Blade abruptly shut down when parent company Window Media moved into Chapter 7 bankruptcy....

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 19, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  D.C. , media  
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A publicly funded charity should serve the public

By Mark Levine Washington The Catholic Church’s complaint rings hollow. No charity should take millions of dollars from taxpayers and then treat as second-class citizens the very taxpayers who fund it. Gay men and lesbians pay taxes, too. Catholic Charities...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 18, 2009; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Closure in the sniper’s execution

By Harise Poland Wright Silver Spring I have been reading the debate on whether the execution of the D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad offered closure to the victims’ families. I feel very fortunate not to have been a victim, or...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 18, 2009; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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D.C.'s same-sex marriage bill: Finding the balance

By Donald W. Wuerl Washington One year ago, I stood with city leaders on a hill in Northeast as we broke ground for affordable housing in the District. When the St. Martin’s Apartments are completed, nearly 200 low-income families and...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 17, 2009; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  D.C. , same-sex marriage  
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Half measures on D.C. bike safety

By Kesh Ladduwahetty Washington Thank you for the Nov. 14 Metro article “No doubt about it — this lane is for bike traffic,” on the new, protected bicycle lane on a section of 15th Street. It is encouraging to see...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 17, 2009; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C. , transportation  
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A closet Catholic's lament

By Jennie Kushlis Washington I was deeply saddened to learn that the Roman Catholic Church has gotten so involved in the local debate on same-sex marriage. More accurately, I cringed with embarrassment that the only faith I’ve ever known for...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 16, 2009; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C. , same-sex marriage  
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Breaking free of bystander culture

By Linda Dunphy Arlington Last month’s gang rape in Richmond, Calif., was appalling, frightening and, sadly, emblematic of a much broader problem. After a homecoming dance, a 15-year-old girl was raped by as many as 10 young men in front...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  November 16, 2009; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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