Just one day after Montana, South Carolina becomes the 35th state where bans on same-sex marriage are found to be unconstitutional, and this time by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Yesterday, in Montana, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris struck down the state’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a women violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, making it the 34th state in our favor for marriage equality.
Jason Collins—the NBA veteran who announced publicly in Sports Illustrated in 2013 that he is gay—will retire from basketball, he writes today in the same publication. He played in 22 games last season for the Brooklyn Nets, and became the first openly gay male athlete to appear in a game in one of the United States’ major sports leagues during a contest against the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 23 of this year. Continue reading
Or is it something we would expect, and I’m surprised it has not happened before now. Some prominent pastors are refusing to sign even opposite sex couples’ marriage licenses, because the gays have trashed the institution of (civil) marriage. They simply cannot be associated with any such thing in any way, shape, or form. So there!
I ran across this today, and I have to say, it has to be impressive to be in Time Square, in New York City and see what is now the largest and most expensive digital billboard. The new screen stands eight stories tall and is nearly as long as a football field, spanning the entire block from 45th Street to 46th Street on Broadway, with nearly 24 million pixels, it gets lit up tonight. See it after the fold..
Russia has long been the center of debate over their lack of LGBT rights. Elton John is one among many celebrities who have spoken out against the laws in Russia.
At a recent performance in St. Petersburg he asked Russians to reconsider the ban on “gay propaganda” set in place by President Valdimir Putin. During his plea he even referenced a long time beloved composer who hails from Russia, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, who was believed to be gay.
Recently, I was cruising thru the articles and stories over the Windy City Times, which covers a lot of the Chicago, Illinois’ area, which shouldn’t be too surprising, since I am from the state, and I came across a cool video speaking of equality, where just five average people, no different than most, who just want to go to the ballgame with their friends, be accepted by others and live their lives the best way they know how.