Maryland’s Gays In Spotlight

Maryland’s having a very homo-friendly week.

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler came out to support gay marriage, saying,

It would be hard for me to have this job knowing there is something so wrong in our society. I just think it’s wrong to discriminate against any people because they think differently or because of their sexual orientation.

Gansler’s comments come as the state’s lawmakers hear testimony from both sides of the nuptial divide.

As politicos and activists duke it out in Annapolis, lawyerly professionals are preparing to launch a queer-centric law center:

When the proposed FreeState Law Project opens this fall, it would be the first of its kind in the state and one of a few in the country, organizers said.

“We found that there were very few pro bono legal services programs in the entire country,” said Lisa Kershner, a Bethesda attorney who is heading the effort with Baltimore attorney Nevett Steele.

Meanwhile, Washington Blade reports that DC-area gays overwhelming supported Barack Obama in Tuesday’s primaries.

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