To promote the upcoming DVD release of “300: Dawn of an Empire,” these gladiators took over the London Underground. I just wish my MUNI commute was much more this and much less delays and panhandlers.
The new stategic tactic that wing nuts are employing in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision upholding same-sex marriage is to ignore the court’s decision.
While not necessarily advocating blowing off the Constitution, GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is using the impending decision to fire up the evangelical base:
Joe.My.God: “Ted Cruz: I’ll ‘Always Always Always’ Fight Against ‘Mandatory Gay Marriage’
The Belerico Project: “Brian Fischer Vows to Not Follow Supreme Court Decision”
In this recent video he vows to ‘NEVER capitulate to any Nazi-esque order’ to recognize gay marriage and that “they can’t arrest us all” if we don’t follow the Supreme Court decision expected in late June.
Joe.My.God: “Texas: ‘Defy SCOTUS’ Bill Might See New Life Today in State House Vote”
Texas state Rep. Cecil Bell, R-Magnolia, intends to attach an amendment similar to his previous bill barring the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples to a bill protecting clergy from being forced to perform same-sex marriages during a House floor vote on Thursday, May 21. Bell filed HB 4105, also known as “The Preservation and Sovereignty of Marriage Act,” ahead of an anticipated summer Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality. It would have withheld pay from county clerks issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. After its defeat last week, Bell told reporters he wasn’t giving up on it. Though an amendment must be considered germane to a bill, Equality Texas reports that Bell intends to attach HB 4105 to SB 2065, which passed the Senate last week on a 21-10 vote with all Republicans and one Democrat voting for it. While HB 4105 died before it could get a vote, it garnered support from the majority of the House HOP caucus.
Fortunately, an Alabama judge is telling confused county employees that they need to issue marriage certificates:
The Advocate: “Alabama Must Obey Federal Decisions on Marriage Equality”
The federal judge who twice struck down Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage today issued another pro-equality decision, granting class action status to all same-sex couples seeking to marry in Alabama, and rebuking state officials who have tried to ignore her earlier rulings.
U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, who in January found Alabama’s statutory and constitutional bans on marriage equality to violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the U.S. Constitution, reaffirmed that all state agencies are bound to abide by her earlier rulings.
While Granade’s 14-page order prohibited state officials from enforcing the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, it also included a stay pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the marriage cases currently before it. That decision is expected in June, which means the Alabama ruling will not take effect until that time.
And now back to our breaking coverage of Josh Duggar’s child molestation admittance. There’s nothing more entertaining than the hypocricy this group uses as its umbrella.
What a great idea for any of you not familiar with LGBT history and San Francisco!
Via press release:
Just in time for Harvey Milk's birthday (which is tomorrow, May 22), Detour, the new audio walking tour company founded in San Francisco by former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason, launched “The Castro with Cleve”: a walk through one of San Francisco’s most historic neighborhoods through the eyes of one of its central figures, human rights activist Cleve Jones. You can listen to the preview here.
Maybe you’ve seen “Milk,” the Sean Penn movie about Harvey Milk and the gay rights movement in the Castro? Cleve Jones is the adorable, curly-headed kid (played by Emile Hirsch). But the real Jones, in his 60s and still living in the Castro, is a hundred times more compelling.
Imagine walking through the Castro with a key figure in almost every twist and turn of San Francisco’s historic fight for gay rights. Cleve helped Harvey Milk get elected when no other openly gay man had succeeded in California. After Milk was killed, Cleve inherited his famous bullhorn and used it to lead some of the most impassioned marches in gay history. That quilt you might have heard of, honoring lives lost to AIDS, that grew large enough to blanket the entire National Mall in Washington DC? Cleve Jones started it.
In the Detour, you walk in Cleve’s shoes through the Castro and experience encounters with regulars at his local bar, the admiring girl behind the counter at Hot Cookie, a party in every building, a protest on every corner, the death of a friend from AIDS on every block. You’ll walk along gorgeous side streets and up and down the Castro’s main drag, with its racy underwear shops and neighborhood bars. And all along the way, Cleve will tell you how his own story is interwoven with a movement that changed the world and the neighborhood where it all started.
Sounds like a must-do activity to me.
Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the ‘Harry Potter’ films, is now 25 and has grown into quite a hairy beauty. Oh, those legs and that clearly uncut bulge.
Lewis covers this month’s gay ‘Attitude’ and does not disappoint. He discusses shaving his legs for an upcoming role:
“Apparently triathletes shave their legs for added aerodynamics, to buy you that extra couple of milliseconds. And my character, that is what he would do, so I think I’ll be losing the leg hair! I haven’t waxed before. I was quite keen just to shave every day but it was Emilia’s idea. She was like ‘No just wax it! Then you’ll only have to do it once!’ I was like, ‘Argh!’ I haven’t done it yet but we’ll see!”
Visit the magazine’s site here to purchase or read the full story.
And for your added enjoyment, here’s Matthew dancing shirtless: