Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

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Harford sheriff, legislators want measure to let people carry guns in church(0)

By Alison Knezevich and Erin Cox, Contact Reporter The Baltimore Sun Del. Kathy Szeliga speaks about proposed legislation called the Parishioner Protection Act during a news conference in Edgewood with the Rev. Tommy Allen from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, left, the Rev. Don Dove from Living Hope Presbyterian Church and Sen. Wayne Norman. (Matt Button, Baltimore Sun Media Group) […]

District 15 Incumbents Latest To Announce Formation of Re-Election Slate(0)

Candidates also running jointly in other districts in Montgomery County BY LOUIS PECK Published: 2017.11.17 10:03 Three incumbent state legislators in District 15—Sen. Brian Feldman of Potomac and Dels. Kathleen Dumais of Rockville and David Fraser-Hidalgo of Boyds—filed for re-election this week, and announced they will run together as the “District 15 Team Slate.”“Over the past […]

MLSC Announces 2017 Award Winners(0)

Legal services awards will be presented by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to 10 recipients at an annual awards reception on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, when MLSC will be celebrating its 35th anniversary. The Robert M. Bell Medal for Access to Justice, named for the former […]

Top Democrats vow to push through bill terminating parental rights for rapists(0)

By Ovetta Wiggins October 30 A Maryland bill that would allow women who become pregnant as a result of a rape to terminate their attackers’ parental rights has received key legislative support and, after nine years of failed attempts, appears likely to be approved next year. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said last week […]

Like Michigan, rapists have parental rights in Maryland(0)

By Carla Johnson, Baltimore (Opinion) October 16, 2017 Rape doesn’t make you a father, or at least it shouldn’t in the eyes of the law. Yet, in the last several days, we have learned that a Michigan rapist was awarded joint custody of the child conceived as a result of him raping the mother (Records: […]

New laws on sexual assault, fracking take effect in Maryland(0)

By Naomi Grant Published October 2 Hundreds of bills went into effect in Maryland on Sunday after passing through the General Assembly in its 2017 legislative session, including measures helping sexual assault victims and banning fracking. Other noteworthy actions include banning “price-gouging” generic drugs and prohibiting the sale of internet state lottery tickets.  Sexual assault As […]

Another Long Delay For Rape Custody Bill in Maryland(0)

By JACEY FORTIN   |   APRIL 19, 2017 To supporters of a Maryland bill to help rape victims, the idea seemed like a no-brainer: Women impregnated by their attackers should not have to fight custody battles to raise their children or, as often happens, put them up for adoption. The proposal had the support of lawmakers in […]

Maryland Victims No Longer Need To Prove They Physically Fought Their Rapists(0)

By Alex Campbell, BuzzFeed News Reporter, and Katie J.M. Baker, BuzzFeed News Reporter Previously, “saying no” was not enough in Maryland, where rape victims had to show they forcibly resisted their assailants. The new law was prompted by a BuzzFeed News investigation. Maryland rape victims no longer need to prove they physically fought back against their […]

All-Male Panel Fails to End Maryland Law that Forces Women to Share Custody with Their Rapists(0)

KELLY WEILL 04.16.17 5:43 PM ET Maryland is one of seven states without a law allowing women to terminate parental rights for their rapists, but for some inexplicable reason a panel of only men let the clock run out before doing something about it. Five Maryland legislators could have ended a policy that forces women […]

All-male panel ruled on rape bill during Maryland’s legislative session(0)

Catherine Rentz , Contact Reporter, The Baltimore Sun As the 2017 legislative session wound down Monday evening, five men sat on couches in a lounge inside Maryland’s State House. They would soon decide the fate of a bill that would allow a woman who is raped and conceives a child to terminate the parental rights […]