May 1, 2013 at 2:40 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
Out Law honors local ‘trailblazers’
Aaron Merki, FreeState Legal Project, gay news, Washington Blade

Aaron Merki serves as executive director of the FreeState Legal Project. (Photo by Steve Charing)

The University of Baltimore Law School’s only LGBT group, Out Law, presented its annual COBALT awards on April 25 at the Club Hippo before approximately 50 in attendance.  COBALT stands for Celebration of Our Baltimore Area LGBT Trailblazers.

Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition that led the referendum battle in Maryland that culminated in a win for marriage equality at the ballot box last November, received the award that’s given to an organization. Jessica Emerson received the student award.

Aaron Merki, executive director of the FreeState Legal Project—an organization that provides legal services to low-income LGBT community members who cannot access existing service providers — was presented with the Mark Scurti Award.

Out Law is a law student organization that works to foster acceptance, promote education and awareness and advocate on the University of Baltimore Campus and in the community at large on legal issues facing members of the LGBT community, LGBT families and their allies.

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