Outword’s Annual Travel Issue is Out Now!500

If you have lived in Sacramento for any period of time, you have heard someone say “Sacramento’s great because it’s so close to so many great things - the ocean, the mountains, Lake Tahoe, etc…”

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Freedom to Marry Launches $1 Million Marriage Campaign in Southern States

Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, has launched a $1 million multi-state campaign to build majority support for marriage in the South.

The new effort, called Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, will include significant field and media work over the next year in partnership with supportive organizations across the region. Bipartisan co-chairs include civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who kicked off the campaign in a web ad; U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA); and George W. Bush advisor Mark McKinnon from Texas.

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Court of Appeals Allows All Same-Sex Couples in Virginia To Join Marriage Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on March 10, granted the motion to intervene in Bostic v. Rainey that had been filed by the ACLU, the ACLU of Virginia, and Lambda Legal on behalf of a class of all Virginia’s same-sex couples.

The class is simultaneously challenging the state’s marriage ban in its own case, Harris v. Rainey.

“We're thrilled that all of Virginia's same-sex couples will be before the court of appeals together, arguing for the freedom to  marry and bringing their many compelling stories to the common cause,” said Joshua Block, staff attorney with the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Project.

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The Yale Spizzwinks(?) — Putting On A Show And Giving Back Too!

Founded in 1914 and currently celebrating their 100th anniversary, the Yale Spizzwinks(?) — the oldest underclassmen a cappella group in the United States — will make a special appearance in Sacramento on Tuesday, March 11.

Sacramento native Drew Robinett, a sophomore studying pre-med at Yale, sings bass with the historic group, an ensemble of 18 Yale underclassmen, freshmen through juniors, who hail from across the world, from Maryland to Alaska and all the way from China.

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Oscar’s or Ellen's?Matthew McConaughey

by Colt McGraw

The dancing queen of the small screen, Ellen DeGeneres may have forgotten which show she was hosting during the 86th Annual Academy Awards.  The small screen personality spent the evening wondering thru the crowd of today’s Hollywood stars, but were we watching the Ellen Show or the Oscars?

Ellen clearly made several stars uncomfortable with a pizza delivery skit, a series of “selfies” and a crack at EGOT (winner of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) Liza Minnelli, calling her “sir.”  Ellen assumed that many of the attendees must have been hungry which is what led her to order the pizzas, when they arrived, many refused with irritation while some played along as the scene extended past its short lived amusement.

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