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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  • Mike

    Damn! He’s cute. I’ll marry him!

  • Jim Provenzano

    Oh, daddy! I’d like to examine your legal briefs!

  • Wolfie

    He’s a hottie!

    And it seems a good politician

  • hells kitchen guy

    So, um, is he married?

  • l

    I saw him first, guys. So, back off!!! No, seriously. Afraid he’s married. He used to be my county prosecutor in Montgomery County. I stalked him for a while, but he got the police involved. So, you know, I had to find something else to do. Actually, he’s quite the media-whore. Loves to be in the newspaper. But the stand he’s taken on gay marriage is quite impressive. He’s very ambitious and looks like a Kennedy. I think he’ll go far.

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