"On economic factors, Maryland likely benefits from its proximity to the boom economy of D.C., but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Maryland is tied with Nevada for the lowest wage gap for women in the country at 85 cents to the dollar, and it has the third-lowest poverty rate for women in the nation at 11.4 percent."
This is great, especially with my hometown pride, but how are we celebrating 85 cents on the dollar?? How is that laudable? Equality should be a given and not a fairy tale we aspire to and never reach…
Maryland couples ring in the new year with marriage equality. ”It’s just so hard to believe it’s happening,” James Scales said just before marrying his partner of 35 years. James and William Tasker were the first couple legally married on Tuesday.
I know of quite a few states that offer this, but here is a link for my home state of Maryland that gives you a list of locations and dates for when you can vote early for this general election. Especially for the people who can’t take a day off of work or just want to avoid lines on election day!
“The ballot language will also be different in Maryland. In the other 32 states where voters have been asked about the issue, the referendum question was phrased so that a vote in favor of the measure was a vote to reject same-sex marriage. In Maryland, ballots will ask the question in the affirmative and will explain that there will be an exemption for religious groups.”