A federal judge declined Monday to halt same-sex marriages in Utah as the state appeals his earlier ruling that overturned Utah’s same-sex marriage ban and declared it unconstitutional.halt while the state appeals Shelby’s ruling that Utah’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Reuters reports that about 900 couples lined up in Salt Lake City early Monday to obtain marriage licenses, which the Salt Lake County clerk’s office began issuing Friday.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake officiated at a mass same-sex wedding ceremony Sunday in Druid Hill Park during the Baltimore Pride Festival.
Jan. 7 Photo Brief: Chuck Hagel and John Brennan nominated to top level security posts, International Kite Festival, air pollution in Tehran, the Black Nazarene
President Barack Obama nominates Chuck Hagel and John Brennan to top level security posts, International Kite Festival, air pollution in Tehran, the Black Nazarene and more in today’s daily brief.
Wilson Hicks, former Executive Editor for Life Magazine, once wrote, “The most graphic reporting is eyewitness reporting. ‘I was there, I saw it happen, it was like this.’ In journalistic print, the firsthand account which comes closest to reproducing the actuality of an event is the picture…”
Baltimore Sun photographers were on hand to witness and photograph the highs and lows of 2012, from the resurgent Orioles making the playoffs for the first time in 15 years to the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.
The images in this gallery are a sampling of these pictures as selected by Sun Director of Photography Robert Hamilton. Some of these photographs are from significant events that shaped the lives of people; others are small moments of universal truths.