History Is On the Side of Striking Down DOMA
By Catherine R. Connors, Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP, Blogged by the ACLU, March 19, 2013 11:21:00 AM PDT
Of the many amici briefs filed to support marriage equality, the "Historian" brief, submitted by the American Historical Association along with 23 individual history professors, seeks to provide the proper historical context for the critical questions now facing the Supreme Court.
As that brief explains, it is Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that is out of whack with our heritage, not the idea that states can recognize LGBT marriages.
Michelle Shocked Trashes Career After Homophobic 'Breakdown'
Commentary by Wayne Besen, Truth Wins Out
Do you want to see a waste of talent? Check out born again folk singer Michelle Shocked, whose career just went down the tubes after she launched into a strange, anti-gay tirade during a concert in San Francisco (of all the places to have an anti-gay meltdown!).
According to USA Today, witnesses say the born-again Christian told the crowd at Yoshi's:
"When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization, and Jesus will come back," and "You can go on Twitter and say, 'Michelle Shocked says God hates (anti-gay slur).'"
Voices Against DOMA: We've Got Friends
Blogentary By James Esseks, Director, ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project
We're almost there – next week, on March 27, the Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in Edie Windsor's case.
Essentially DOMA requires the federal government to treat legally married same-sex couples differently from all other married couples. In June, the Court will rule on whether DOMA violates equal protection by treating married gay couples as unmarried in over 1,100 federal programs.
The Latest Oscar-Winning Films On DVD
by Chris Narloch
Hollywood studios waste no time capitalizing on Oscar gold, and more recent Academy Award winners are available now or coming soon to a Redbox or a Netflix queue near you.
Life of Pi
The brilliant Taiwanese director Ang Lee won a well-deserved second Oscar for directing this thrilling adventure about a young man and a tiger lost at sea. One of my favorite films from last year, Life of Pi in fact won four Oscars recently, more than any other movie from 2012.
Our Traveling 2013 issue is Out now!
Every year, we, along with some of our readers, enjoy bringing you our “Traveling” issue. With their help you can read about adventures from all over the world. This year we highlight Bali, the Westfield Galleria, road trips through Northern California, Yosemite and even Las Vegas. Ok, the Galleria may not be much of a trip for some, but for others, it’s a tank of gas!
- Spencer Day’s The Mystery of You Tour Comes to Sacramento
- Leno Bill Would Extend Hours at Bars & Restaurants
- Disney’s Oz Movie: Not-So-Great And Not-So-Powerful
- A New Pope Won't Save The Sinking Ship
- Four New LGBT DVDs
- Speaker John A. Pérez Joins Forces with Legal Scholars to File Amicus Brief Opposing Proposition 8
- House Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Violence Agains Women Act (VAWA)
- Equality California Calls For Sacramento 'Good Neighbor' Award Nominations
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