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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


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Public News Service - MD: LGBTQIA Issues

There is a call for schools to create policies on gender identity. (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A report on transgender student policies in American schools by a conservative think tank is being taken to task by experts. The report from the Heritage Foundation, called "Gender Identity Policies in Schools: What Congress, the Courts and Trump Administration Should Do," came o

Advocates for the LGBT community say they hope the nation's next president will make as many strides for equal and fair treatment as President Obama has. (whitehouse.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With just over three weeks to go before the November 8 election, advocates backing a variety of issues are urging people to get out and vote. One issue that hasn't gotten much coverage in the presidential campaign, according to Isaiah Wilson external affairs manager with the Nati

The LGBT community in Maryland is praising the state's high court, saying it protects parent-child relationships. (Jeremy Womack)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The LGBT community in Maryland is celebrating a decision last week by the state's highest court. It ruled unanimously in favor of recognizing the status of parents who lack a biological or adoptive relationship with their children. The case centered around Michael Conover, a transge

The Freedom To Marry campaign is over now that same-sex marriage is legal, but the group's founder says it will continue fighting for equal treatment. (Derek Paulson)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Freedom to Marry campaign is over. That isn't a bad thing, according to the man who founded the movement. Evan Wolfson says he's worked for more than 30 years to allow any couple to commit to each other legally, regardless of their sexual persuasion. Now that the United States

PHOTO: Maryland couple Michele Horrigan and Deb Gardiner celebrate DOMA decision at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Washington, D.C. - Michele Horrigan and Deb Gardiner, Gaithersburg, Md., are getting married. Even though same-sex marriage is legal now in Maryland, they were waiting to get engaged until the United States Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage

PHOTO: Maryland activists will watching the U.S. Supreme Court this week and waiting for key rulings on same-sex marriage. Photo credit: Equality Maryland

BALTIMORE - Supporters of same-sex marriage are looking for big news from the United States Supreme Court this week. The justices typically adjourn during the last week of June, and that means decisions on some of the biggest cases are likely in the next few days. Among them are rulings on Californi

PHOTO: Dr. Dana Beyer, executive Director of Gender Rights Maryland, says workplace discrimination is still a reality in Maryland. Courtesy of Dr. Beyer.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - There have been major victories for sexual-orientation equality in recent years, including the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military, and the passage of same-sex marriage laws in Maryland and other states. However, there are few federal protections against dis

Photo: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo joins a marriage equality rally at U.S. Supreme Court. Courtesy of Jamie McGonnigal, EqualityPhotography.com.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - They just celebrated a monumental marriage equality victory at the ballot box. Now, same-sex couples in Maryland are looking for another win at the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices heard arguments about the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines mar

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