In a twisted turn of events for Valentine’s Day, lawmakers in New Mexico are considering a measure that would only recognize marriages between a man and a woman in the state.
Rep. David Chavez made the request for the hearing on HR22 with 24 hours’ notice. It was previously scheduled for next week.
“Perhaps he is tone deaf, or just thinks this is funny, but to propose legislation to create second-class relationships on Valentine’s Day is absurd,” said Pat Davis of ProgressNow NM. “Representative Chavez has had enough of his own relationship troubles exposed to the public. Why would he possibly want to put thousands of loving and committed couples through the same public trials on a day made for celebrating love?”
What a sick sense of humor.
Celebrations outside the courthouse after it was announced that Prop 8 was ruled unconstitutional.
Despite their slipping ratings, train wreck Garden State reality shows slog on. To ease our suffering, Rich Juzwiak dreamed up a few highly specific ways the world could be rid of Jersey-centric reality TV. For example:
MTV, Thursdays, 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 Central
Having rubbed their genitals numb a while ago, no one in the cast notices when a small friction fire breaks out during an orgy involving everyone except for Ronnie and Sami, who are crying in another room. Because the orgy room is, like the rest of the house, strewn with synthetic hair, polyester bras and sawdust, the fire is able to travel quickly to Snooki’s dresser, which contains two dozen cans of aerosol hairspray. The house explodes. No one is killed, but they’re singed to the perma-tans to which they’ve always aspired. Everyone retires as one big happy family.
I absolutely love this article, and think it does wonders to complicate black girl identity. How might this relate to hooks’ memoir that we read this week, Bone Black?
Willow did the “norm” and tried being an artist then rebelled and went behind what all her fans thought she wouldn’t do. Hooks wanted to be the complete opposite of norm but her parents didn’t want her too. Both of these girls put people in front of them so they are happy!
» I had to many words to reply so I had to reblog! ha
The LA Times reports that a federal appeals court will decide tomorrow on the constitutionality of California’s Prop 8, the measure that bans marriage equality in the state.
Regardless of how a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decides the case, its ruling is very likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which could decide next year whether gays and lesbians nationwide have the right to marry.
Former Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, 67, a Republican appointee, ruled in August 2010 that Proposition 8 violated the federal constitution. ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of Proposition 8, appealed his ruling to the 9th Circuit.
The decision will be released by 10am Pacific time. Get ready.