3:11 May 9th, 2012 | 22 notes
There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.
President Obama on his support for same sex marriage
3:57 Feb 7th, 2012 | 2,087 notes
Gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, court rules
Photo: Opponents of Prop. 8 demonstrate outside of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday in San Francisco. Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
2:04 Feb 7th, 2012 | 1,381 notes
Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples.
Judge Stephen Reinhardt, in a federal appellate court’s majority opinion overturning the notorious California anti-gay marriage law.
9:16 Feb 6th, 2012 | 609 notes
In the age of tight budgets and rallying cries for fiscal conservatism, public media has not fared well. During the spring and summer budget debates, one program facing the chopping block was the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the entity which supports National Public Radio and PBS. While federal funds for public media remain safe for the time being, the truth is that public media have already seen large cuts in government spending. In the past four years, 24 states have either significantly decreased or zeroed-out contributions to local media. Read more.
6:02 Jan 4th, 2011 | 0 notes
first front page byline. woot!