Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Silver Spring women among first to marry.
The long-awaited enactment of Maryland’s Civil Marriage Protection Act on Jan. 1 saw a number of same-sex marriages across the state, including the union between two Silver Spring women. The wedding of Ruth Siegel and Nina Nethery was one of a number of same-sex ceremonies profiled in a recent Washington Post story about New Year’s Day weddings. The couple’s ceremony began virtually as soon as the law took effect, at 12:02 a.m., with each participant wearing a baseball cap that read either Bride One or Bride Two. Nethery explained the importance of marriage to her. “When we have an argument, I always think about splitting up and leaving. But I’ve been married before and I remember this phenomenon. It changes your perception on how you …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The group also picketed a Prince George's County High School last year, calling it "pervert-run."
A member of Westboro Baptist Church, the group that picketed Northwestern High School in Prince George's County last year is headed for Sandy Hook Elementary School. Westboro Baptist is known for picketing funerals of soldiers and AIDS victims and now says it plans to picket Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Examiner.com. A day after Friday's shooting in Newtown, CT, where police said 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother and then 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, Westboro Baptist member Shirley Phelps-Roper posted a message on Twitter that the group would "sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment." On March 1, 2011, Westboro came to Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, which…
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The top Prince George's County news from the Patchwork on Tuesday, March 1.
Thanks for coming back to our daily PatchCast. Here's what happened in the towns around you since Monday, as seen and heard by our team of Patch reporters.
Here are some photos taken by protesters who were on the scene.
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Monday, February 28, 2011
These signs will be used to show solidarity for the Hyattsville school.
Some residents and members of area churches gathered Sunday night to make signs that will be used in a counter-protest on the morning of March 1 at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville. The counter-protest is in response to a planned protest by the Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for its anti-homosexual stance and for protesting the funerals of fallen soldiers. Residents from Hyattsville are planning a similar sign making event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tonight at Hyattsville Elementary School.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The top Prince George's County news from the Patchwork on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
Thanks for coming back to our daily PatchCast. Here's what happened in the towns around you since Tuesday, as seen and heard by our team of Patch reporters. Hyattsville/Riverdale Park: Anti-Gay Church Set to Protest at Northwestern High School College Park: County Liquor Board Approves Barking Dog Greenbelt: Violence Is Hot Topic Amongst Greenbelt Students Bowie: Bowie Teen Impressive in ‘Sound of Music’