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A sad day for Maryland

A bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland died today in the House of Delegates. According to the Post, the bill died as the result of opposition by Democrats in Southern Maryland (my home territory) and African-American Democrats from...

By Todd Eberly  | March 11, 2011; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In Maryland, a time to lead

Maryland's House of Delegates will likely vote today on whether to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. By most counts, the legislation lacks the 71 votes needed to pass the bill. I have already written extensively about this issue...

By Todd Eberly  | March 11, 2011; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A civics lesson for Maryland's leaders

As a professor of political science, I admit that I tend to view political issues through a slightly different lens than many voters and certainly many elected leaders. Few things frustrate me more than when people fundamentally fail to...

By Todd Eberly  | March 7, 2011; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Civil unions for all?

In a report at MyFoxDC, Prince George's Del. Tiffany Alston position has been clarified considerably. Alston wishes to do away with marriage altogether, and have Maryland recognize only civil unions. "I believe, as a government, we should issue something...

By Todd Eberly  | March 4, 2011; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Who's demonizing who?

When I devoted an entire day to come to Annapolis and engage in a civil debate on the same-sex marriage bill on Feb. 8, I never envisioned receiving such an insensitive and denigrating response from any elected official as the...

By Robert Nelson, Gaithersburg  | February 18, 2011; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
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Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?

Virginia scored well in another survey of the best states for business, but it's not all good news.

By Peter Galuszka  | July 14, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, HotTopic, Maryland, Montgomery County, Prince William County, Tysons Corner, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, education, environment, real estate, same-sex marriage, schools, taxes, traffic, transportation  
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Marriage and natural law, washingtonpost.com editors , December 8, 2009
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The Catholic Church makes itself heard, washingtonpost.com editors , November 27, 2009
Gay Marriage in D.C.: Heroes in a righteous cause, washingtonpost.com editors , November 23, 2009
A publicly funded charity should serve the public , washingtonpost.com editors , November 18, 2009
D.C.'s same-sex marriage bill: Finding the balance, washingtonpost.com editors , November 17, 2009
A closet Catholic's lament, washingtonpost.com editors , November 16, 2009
A Marriage Like Any Other, washingtonpost.com editors , August 27, 2009
The Same-Sex Marriage Debate (Continued), Marisa Katz , May 17, 2009
Standing Up for Barry, Vince Rinehart , May 11, 2009
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One Man, One Woman -- Only, Marisa Katz , May 8, 2009
Marion Barry Doesn't Get It, Marisa Katz , May 8, 2009
D.C.'s Same-Sex Marriage Vote, Gina Acosta , May 7, 2009
 
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