In 2012, Maryland became the first state to pass a same sex marriage bill by voter referendum. Earlier this summer, the tide toward marriage equality shifted decidedly when the Supreme Court ruled that all states must allow gay marriage. Now, a conversation about the history of the gay rights movement in Baltimore in the decades leading up to these major developments.
In a new book in Arcadia Publishing’s series of pictorial histories, the author and activist Louise Parker Kelley chronicles the social, cultural and political story of Baltimore’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The book is called LGBT Baltimore. Louise Parker Kelley joins Tom in the studio, along with Curt Decker, a civil rights lawyer who is the Executive Director of the National Disability Rights Network.