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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - MD: LGBTQIA Issues

PHOTO: Maryland activists will watching the U.S. Supreme Court this week and waiting for key rulings on same-sex marriage. Photo credit: Equality Maryland

BALTIMORE - Supporters of same-sex marriage are looking for big news from the United States Supreme Court this week. The justices typically adjourn during the last week of June, and that means decisions on some of the biggest cases are likely in the next few days. Among them are rulings on Californi

PHOTO: Dr. Dana Beyer, executive Director of Gender Rights Maryland, says workplace discrimination is still a reality in Maryland. Courtesy of Dr. Beyer.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - There have been major victories for sexual-orientation equality in recent years, including the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military, and the passage of same-sex marriage laws in Maryland and other states. However, there are few federal protections against dis

Photo: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo joins a marriage equality rally at U.S. Supreme Court. Courtesy of Jamie McGonnigal, EqualityPhotography.com.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - They just celebrated a monumental marriage equality victory at the ballot box. Now, same-sex couples in Maryland are looking for another win at the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices heard arguments about the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines mar

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