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.
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.
Oscar’s or Ellen's?
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.
Bay Area Theatre Bonanaza - Hir and Berkeley Rep Extend
by Chris Narloch
Two of the finest productions you will see in Northern California this season have extended performances into March, making this an especially fine time to take a theater trip to the Bay Area.
Taylor Mac’s hilarious and heart-breaking “Hir” is at Magic Theatre, while Berkeley Rep is offering a rich theatrical stew entitled “The House that will not Stand.”
TX Federal Court Rules in Favor of Freedom to Marry
February 26 -
Today, federal judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio joined judges in Utah, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Virginia in ruling that bans on same-sex couples marrying or recognizing out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples are unconstitutional.
"Today the 6th federal judge in a row has ruled – in Texas – that there is simply no legitimate justification for denying marriage to loving gay and lesbian couples,” said Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry. ”The court's holding is solid and serious, and follows the language and logic of the Supreme Court's marriage ruling last year and the Constitution's clear command.
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