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Washingtonblade.com, Volume 45, Issue 26, June 27, 2014

Washingtonblade.com, Volume 45, Issue 26, June 27, 2014

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Brown wins primary, dashing
hopes of electing state’s first
female, gay governor
By MICHAEL K. LAVERSmlavers@washblade.com
BALTIMORE — Lieutenant Gov. Anthony Brown on Tuesday easily won the Maryland Democratic
gubernatorial primary, ending a spirited effort
by lesbian Del. Heather Mizeur to become the
nation’s first openly gay elected governor.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Brown defeated Attorney General Doug Gansler by a 51-24 percent margin. Mizeur (D-Montgomery County) came in third with 22 percent of the vote.“In November, Marylanders will have a real choice between returning to the failed Republican policies of record spending and corporate tax giveaways, or standing with us as we write the next chapter in Maryland by strengthening middle-class families and growing our economy,” said Brown in a statement he issued along with his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.Outgoing Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a message his political action committee sent out shortly after the Associated Press projected Brown had won that he and the lieutenant governor “worked together” to raise the state’s minimum wage, secure marriage rights for same-
Windsor decision opens door to
array of benefits, but work remains
By CHRIS JOHNSONcjohnson@washblade.com
As the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision against the Defense of Marriage Act arrived this week, the Justice Department’s interpretation of the ruling is inspiring mixed reactions among LGBT advocates, though most are happy with the results so far.Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced in the form of a memo to President Obama the Justice
Department has finished its yearlong review of the Supreme
Court decision striking down Section 3 of DOMA, a law that prohibited recognition of same-sex marriages at the federal level.The DOMA decision, which was handed down alongside the Supreme Court’s ruling on California’s Proposition 8 on  June 26, 2013, will see its one-year anniversary on Thursday. Some advocates say they’re happy with the administration’s interpretation of the decision, and others want more action in terms of support with litigation and legislation.Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, praised Obama for his “unparalleled leadership,”
 JUNE 27 2014 VOLUME 45 ISSUE 26
CELEBRATING 45 YEARS AS AMERICA’S GAY NEWS SOURCE
 • WASHINGTONBLADE.COM
 CONTINUES ON PAGE 13 CONTINUES ON PAGE 04
PAID BY MSNBC?
Sources claim anti-gayRalph Reed is on payrollof NBC’s parent company.
PAGE 6PAGE 10PAGE 25
‘60S SOUNDS
Gay ‘Midtown Men’singer says era’s musichad special qualities.
HYPOCRITE
Speaker John Boehner celebrates Civil Rights Act,while opposing ENDA.
U.S. Attorney General
ERIC HOLDER
 announced the conclusion of the administration’s review of the DOMA decision last week.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
Del.
HEATHER MIZEUR
 lost her bid for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor this week.
WASHINGTON BLADE FILE PHOTO BY MICHAEL KEY
Mizeur falls short in Maryland
 
02 • JUNE 27, 2014 WASHINGTONBLADE.COM
 
WASHINGTONBLADE.COM  JUNE 27
, 2014 • 03
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