Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Silver Spring women among first to marry.
The long-awaited enactment of Maryland’s Civil Marriage Protection Act on Jan. 1 saw a number of same-sex marriages across the state, including the union between two Silver Spring women. The wedding of Ruth Siegel and Nina Nethery was one of a number of same-sex ceremonies profiled in a recent Washington Post story about New Year’s Day weddings. The couple’s ceremony began virtually as soon as the law took effect, at 12:02 a.m., with each participant wearing a baseball cap that read either Bride One or Bride Two. Nethery explained the importance of marriage to her. “When we have an argument, I always think about splitting up and leaving. But I’ve been married before and I remember this phenomenon. It changes your perception on how you …
Monday, February 6, 2012
... or is it time for them to go?
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Protesters say move is threat against Americans of all faiths.
Abdul Sheikh's Gaithersburg rental business typically spends $20,000 to $25,000 at Lowe’s each year. Now he said he'll take that money elsewhere. The company has pulled advertising from a national reality show about Muslim-American families based on pressure from a group that says it fails to "accurately portray Muslims as terrorists." "I guess they have the right to spend money the way they want, but the way they did this wasn’t right," Sheikh said. "That's the crux of the issue." Sheikh was one of about 60 protesters spread across two of the five entrances to the Kentland Lowe's around 2 p.m. Sunday. With silver whistles and rainbow-colored kazoos, they waved signs at drivers and pedestrians on their way into the company's only …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Police will foster a “safe and peaceful way for people to enjoy their First Amendment rights.”
Montgomery County Police officers don't expect trouble from abortion protestors who have planned a week of rallies in Germantown, starting Saturday. “They want to be peaceful,” said Cmd. Luther Reynolds, with Montgomery County Police Department’s 5th District. Reynolds said he has met with the leaders of the anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights groups who have planned concurrent rallies between Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, Aug. 7. The protests culminate at the office of Dr. Leroy Carhart, who performs late-term abortions in Germantown. Operation Rescue and Maryland Coalition for Life plan to launch the Summer of Mercy 2.0. Pro-abortion rights supporters. The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice has planned the Summer of …