Casino backer funds no-same-sex marriage effort – Baltimore Sun
Nearly 30 more Md. emergency workers to help with Sandy recovery efforts – Baltimore Sun
Coming storm could ‘pack a pretty good punch’ – Baltimore Sun
Maryland crabbing season extended to Nov. 17 due to Sandy – Baltimore Business Journal
Team Obama Preening, Romney Camp Eye-Rolling, Frayed Nerves For Both – National Journal
Tag: gay marriage
Add Brad Pitt’s name to the list of celebrities who support same-sex marriage in Maryland. The man whose face I see every time I enter a grocery store donated $25,000 to the cause. Not only does the money come at a welcome time for supporters of Question 6, but it’s like an endorsement from Tyler Durden, Benjamin Button, Achilles, and that vampire he played in that vampire movie all at once.
No it’s not a set-up for a joke — it’s more like a team we wouldn’t mind joining: last night, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley joined forces in support of marriage equality (and foosball) in a fundraiser at Federal Hill bar Mother’s last night.
Sometimes an issue is so divisive and politically charged that even something as irrelevant as a fast food chain can become a rallying symbol for one camp and an effigy for the other. And of course that’s exactly what happened to the Georgia-based chicken sandwich “restaurant” Chick-fil-A after president Dan Cathy defended his company’s donations to anti-gay organizations. Supporters of gay marriage have been staging protests at locations across the country, while opponent Mike Huckabee called for a “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”
I’ve always had a lot of respect for Chick-fil-A’s business practices – the books instead of plastic toys? Awesome. The guts to stay closed on Sunday? Awesome, even though that’s the only day I ever seem to be in the mood for waffle fries.
Wednesday Links: City Firefighter Charged with Running Prostitution Ring, Maryland Made a National Political Example, Storm Underscores Importance of Fire Companies, and More
Storm emergency shows Baltimore can’t afford to cut fire companies – Baltimore Sun
Cut Taxes or Restore Services? Maryland and Kansas Differ on Path – New York Times
City firefighter charged with running prostitution ring, unlicensed club – Baltimore Sun
McDonogh swimmer mourned in sport’s close-knit community – Baltimore Sun
Companies Are Laying People Off At The Highest Rate In Two Years – Business Insider
Episcopalians Approve Rite to Bless Same-Sex Unions – New York Times