58% of Americans believe same-sex marriage should be legal. Are you on the right side of history?
While you were crying over the Twitter hoax deaths of Morgan Freeman and Alfonso Ribiero (not Carlton!!!!), we were picking up the pieces and finding out what you missed. Here are the past week's top stories.
Jane's a big Mitt Romney supporter but not too fond of gay rights, abortions or our current president. And, she wants everyone to know about it.
Yesterday, Governor Martin O'Malley signed a law legalizing same sex marriage in Maryland. This news is the latest in a series of big victories for marriage equality.
A federal appeals court knocked down California's Prop 8. President Obama backed off on a rule that would require religious organizations to provide their employees with health insurance covering birth control. The violence in Syria is getting worse and worse. Scientists say don't drive stoned. In an attempt to save their troubled economy, Greek Parliament passed a number of spending cuts on Sunday, leading to mass protests in Athens.
Great news out of California this week! Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in California, was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court on Tuesday.
I think that most college women want to be informed on current events and the news but they feel like they can't. Log onto CNN.com or The New York Times website and there is so much information- what is the most important? The most current? What actually matters? What is relevant to me? Well wonder no more, CollegeCandies, because every Monday I'll be bringing you up to date on the biggest news stories in a quick, concise manner (just the way your over-stuffed college brain likes it). Now you'll finally know what's going on in the world without having to spend hours a day sifting through the breaking news.
The Village was ablaze with celebration and excitement Sunday as the 42nd Annual Gay Pride Parade took to the streets of mid and lower Manhattan. The parade comes only two days after the New York Senate voted to legalize same-sex marriages in the State of New York. NYC Gov. Andrew Cuomo was the obvious hero of the day, leaving the McCords from Real Housewives NYC as the obvious zeros. Alex and hubby hugged the outer edge of the route in extreme effort to assure camera's like ours caught it.
For the first time, a majority of Americans polled said they support gay marriage. The survey, carried out by Gallup, asked respondents whether they thought “marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriage.” 53% of the people polled thought that they should.
• Still in disbelief that the Biebs has a movie. • 8 ways to turn heads • Why does James Franco have to be so weird? • 15 do's and don'ts of really good sex • Rihanna's new single is banned in 11 countries. Wow. • Bush's daughter supports gay marriage •Anderson Cooper attacked by an Egyptian mob
Yesterday, two years after Prop 8 - a proposition to ban gay marriage in California - was passed, Federal Judge Vaugh Walker released a 136-page document deeming the proposition unconstitutional. To say it was a big day for the gay and lesbian community in this country is an understatement. In fact, to say it was a big day for this very straight woman is an understatement, too.
• And this is why tattoos should be illegal. • (Sorta) big news for gay marriage! • Is Vienna Girardi a (really good) liar? • 7 ways to sneak in more water during the day. • Add a little sensual to your love life. • Want a sneak peak at Temple St. Clair accessories for Target?
• Reality TV stars are diseased. • How to get rid of a terrible fake tan. • Gary Coleman's ex is one messed up woman. • Whoa, David Beckham has gotten better with age. • Cute outfits for summer dates. • Turns out gay couples are better at relationships than the rest of us.
While an older generation calls the shots in Congress, in most states, gay marriage still illegal. According to a study by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, 65 percent of college freshman surveyed were in favor of gay marriage. The findings revealed that even a large majority of students classified as far-right were also supporters.
I admit, I’ve put off talking about gay marriage here for a while, in part because, well, I went to a liberal arts school in NYC – I have way too many gay friends to really be impartial here. Then last week, the assistant managing editor of the Notre Dame student newspaper resigned during the controversy over an anti-gay joke that appeared in the paper’s comic strip and I realized that this is an issue that still affects us all.
That seems a little bit backwards, no?
Hitched or Ditched poses the ultimate ultimatum to a rocky couple: Get married in a week or end it for good. Viewers are drawn to the drama and suspense of whether a couple will say “I do” or be publicly humiliated with rejection. This all or nothing, sh*t-or-get-off-the-pot attitude cheapens the idea of marriage.
• T.R. Knight is officially dunzo. • Obama thinks some gay couples should have rights... • Ooo! A Gossip Girl movie? • Simon Cowell is off the market. • OMG. Ryan Reynolds makes us drool. Droooooool. • A classic and perfect summer 'do.
Considering we had an extra day this weekend, this past week has been ROUGH. That Monday BBQ was awesome, but Tuesday just felt like the...
• Move over Octomom - there's a more fertile mofo in town. • It's possible to break your boyfriend's penis? • Natalie Portman sets the record straight. • Mary Kate and Ashley team up with Steve • Lady Gaga's got eyes for the ladies. • The Governator says there is good news for Prop 8.
Ok, so a lot of you didn't like us ripping into California yesterday - we get it. And we're sorry for being mean and rude and stereotypical, but we were just. so. angry. This whole Prop 8 thing has us really heated up - we can't sleep, we can't work, and we can't stop drowning our anger and tears in whatever food happens to be in our sights (yes, that includes a near frozen waffle).
California has always been my dream place to live with its warm weather, hot surfer dudes and that laid back, livin the life attitude. But as of today, my view on the seemingly perfect Cali location has truly changed. Thanks to the really messed up California Supreme Court Prop 8 decision banning same sex marriages, I started to realize the truth behind all that sunshine.
Marriage isn't a right; it's a privilege. Depending on the time, place, and partner, getting married could be harder than getting into Harvard, if not downright impossible. As recently as fifty years ago, miscegenation laws would have forbid me from marrying my boyfriend (or any man not my race) in certain areas of the United States.
We all want Miss California to go away. Like Mark from Road Rules season 1 (who is, like, 40 and is still doing those Real World/Road Rules Challenges), she just won't disappear. Not that it's entirely her fault; we media peeps love writing about a scandal, and this girl is drowning in it.
• Today is every math geek's dream day. • Ryan Reynolds getting his own X-Men movie! • Would you wear eyebrow bling? • Will heat ruin your hair products? • Victoria Beckham looks really good in undies. • Gay marriage is legalized in Maine!