African-American Festival draws thousands, despite heat – Baltimore Sun
As pedestrian accidents mount, Ocean City looks for answers – Baltimore Sun
Modern Physics and ‘The Illusion of Understanding’ – The Atlantic
Grueling Course for Marine Officers Will Open Its Doors to Women – New York Times
For black Americans, financial damage from subprime implosion is likely to last – Washington Post
Barney Frank weds Jim Ready to become first congressman in same-sex marriage – Washington Post
Tag: gay marriage
This is the kind of thing that you leak yourself, right? Would anyone really have run to the Post with the news that they sighted Gov. Martin O’Malley dining with actor Josh Charles, and gay rights activist Brian Ellner? It’s interesting, to be sure. It implies that O’Malley is not taking this definitely-gonna-happen same-sex marriage referendum lying down.
Forget San Francisco and Provincetown; gay singles who are pining to settle down with a partner and children should head to Baltimore, according to a recent poll by online dating site Chemistry.com.
Looks like Barack Obama’s “evolving” views on gay marriage have finally completed their evolution. The president “came out” in favor of same sex marriage after his vice president went off script on a talk show declaring his own absolute comfort with marriage equality.
With Maryland anticipating a photo-finish referendum on gay marriage in November, and with much of this bluest of blue state’s indecisiveness on the issue credited to socially conservative black voters, speculation abounds as to whether the president’s new attitude (which, by the way, is actually his old attitude) will sway African-Americans.
The Daily Beast has declared that it already is, but as much as identity and affinity do to shape a voter’s views, treating the “black vote,” and especially “the black Christian vote,” as a political monolith seems foolish, and counter to what we’ve seen already. Baltimore’s Rev. Larry Brumfield has been very vocal in his support of marriage equality, as has Delman Coates, pastor to the 8,000-member Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Prince George’s County. And those are religious leaders!
Either way it will be interesting – to say the least – to see what happens in November.