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Our Shared Belief in Dignity, June 13th, 2014

June is LGBT Pride month, an opportunity for us to reaffirm our commitment to celebrating and protecting the dignity of every individual in Maryland. As Marylanders, we believe that love is an unalienable right. We believe that the way forward is always to be found through greater respect for the equal rights of all of our  Read the Rest…

Center For American Progress 10th Anniversary Policy Conference, October 24th, 2013

Washington, D.C. Good afternoon. Thank you, Neera, for that kind introduction. And congratulations to you, and to John, and to everyone who’s been associated with CAP or encouraging CAP for the last 10 years. CAP’s work over the last 10 years has shown us the way forward. It is the way to a future of  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Appointments To Commission For Effective Community Inclusion Of Individuals With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities, October 2nd, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  - Governor Martin O’Malley today announced several appointments to the Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  The Governor previously announced his designation of Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics, to chair the Commission.  These appointments are effective today, October 2, 2013. The Commission  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Forms Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Development Disabilities, September 17th, 2013

Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman & CEO of Special Olympics, will serve as Chairman   ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued an Executive Order to improve training to help law enforcement personnel, paramedics, and other first responders better respond to situations involving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (“IDD”). The Executive Order creates the  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on NAACP President Ben Jealous, September 8th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement onNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Ben Jealous’s decision to step down as head of the NAACP at the end of the year: “Under Ben Jealous’s leadership, the NAACP has continued its fight for fairness and equality across our nation.   Read the Rest…

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, August 28th, 2013

Washington, DC The work of Justice is urgent, it is real, and it is needed. Let there be no comfort in our country for the bigotry of cold indifference. For there are still too many lives in America taken from us by violence. …Still too many children in America who go to bed hungry, who  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on US Supreme Court Rulings on Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8, June 26th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8: “Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional as applied to states that recognize equal marriage rights. “This ruling is a powerful step forward  Read the Rest…

We the People: Remarks to the American Constitution Society, June 15th, 2013

Washington DC As Prepared for Delivery Thank you all very much,… A special word of welcome to those of you visiting from out of town.  I have a sacred constitutional duty as Governor of Maryland that I am here to fulfill.  You are hereby cordially invited to visit us across the Potomac.  Please feel free  Read the Rest…

Governor’s Conference on Combating Human Sex Trafficking, May 20th, 2013

Baltimore, MD As Prepared for Delivery Thank you so much Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis, for your great leadership and for opening up your campus to us. Today we’ve assembled quite a collection of public servants and leaders in the fight against human trafficking,…including U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein and the dedicated members of the Maryland Human Trafficking  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley, Senate President Miller, House Speaker Busch Sign Legislation Keeping Families Safe and Promoting Strategies That Work, May 2nd, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr, House Speaker Michael E. Busch, joined by Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown, today signed key legislation that advances the State’s commitment to keeping families safe and promotes strategies that work. Bills signed today include death penalty repeal, Grace’s Law to prevent cyberbullying,  Read the Rest…