An ongoing battle for equality

Activists now looking toward protection from gender identity discrimination By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Originally posted on Diamondbackonline.com on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 As a transgender student working at a children’s summer camp, Mykell Hatcher-McLarin refused to disclose his identity, fearing he would lose his job if parents perceived him as a risk to their …

Maryland first in nation to pass marriage equality referendum

Maryland first in nation to pass marriage equality referendum By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Voters upheld same-sex marriage on the state’s ballot yesterday, making Maryland the first state to do so after 32 others turned it down and eight months after Gov. Martin O’Malley signed marriage equality into …

Putting politics aside, a matter of equality

About 200 rally for marriage equality By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Friday, October 12, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com For Kevin Hollander, the issue of same-sex marriage is more than a question on the November ballot and more personal than a fight for civil rights. The junior marketing and psychology major said he has known he …

LGBT groups take diff. stances on referendum

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Rain or shine, they’re out on the mall or in front of a dining hall, clipboard in hand, ready to promote voter awareness and discuss marriage equality. And with just 13 days until the voter registration deadline, several campus organizations, including Terps for …

Ready to open up the conversation

New student group encourages dialogue on controversial issues By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Friday, September 8, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com One political party, two vastly different opinions. During a time when political parties are becoming more polarized than ever, two Republican state senators presented their contrasting views on same-sex marriage last night at the …