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  • Group seeks referendum on transgender rights law

    Two Maryland legislators have launched a petition drive to have the state's new law barring discrimination against people who are transgendered brought to a referendum.


  • Republicans push to remove state's "marriage tax"

    Married couples in Maryland pay a little more than 1 percent extra on their yearly taxes, compared to unmarried couples who file separately. Two Republican legislators say this penalizes marriage and want to flatten the tax levels.


  • **FILE** A sign depicting an assault rifle is held up at a pro-gun rights rally against a proposal by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns at Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Feb. 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Supporters and opponents discuss Md. gun bill

    Maryland gun-control advocates hope key parts of a comprehensive measure aimed at controlling gun violence will take root in other states grappling to limit gun access by criminals and the mentally ill in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre. Opponents are gauging interest in trying to uproot the bill at home by petitioning it to the ballot to give voters a chance to reject it next year.


  • Md. petitioners confident of sufficient signatures for redistricting vote

    After more than a week of signature-confirmation, whether Maryland's new congressional districts will appear on the November ballot for an up or down vote is still too close to call.


  • Neil C. Parrott (AP photo)

    Congressional map foes say enough names were gathered

    Opponents of the new Maryland congressional map met their petition deadline Saturday night, turning in what they believe to be enough names to force a November referendum.


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