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Holiday Spirits

This past December I covered the Ms. Claus pub crawl in the Baltimore neighborhood of Hampden (because nothing says Christmas like booze and caroling). Here’s my piece from the January issue of Baltimore magazine. Read more

Gay Marriage, Take Two

A year after a same-sex marriage bill died in the state legislature, advocates try again.

Last year, when state legislators tried to make Maryland the sixth state to legalize gay marriage, their once rock-solid coalition fell apart one Sunday at a time.

“We found Mondays to be bad days for our vote count,” says Delegate Heather Mizeur of Montgomery County, one of a handful of openly gay legislators. “Each passing Sunday, many local pastors spent entire services devoted to preaching against marriage equality and any politician willing to support it, and, each week, we’d get a couple people who lost their courage.” Read more