Nearly one and a half years since Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker declared Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional in the landmark Perry v. Brown case, the 9th US District Circuit Court of Appeals finally announced this morning that they will be upholding Judge Walker’s decision: PROPOSITION H8 IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
Opponents of same-sex marriage will likely file an appeal to the decision, and the next steps may inevitably lead to a hearing before the US Supreme Court; casting the national spotlight on California’s fight for the freedom to marry and putting the focus on same-sex marriage at a federal level. Most importantly, today’s rulings open up the door for the same arguments to be used to the benefit of advancing pro-same-sex marriage legislation in other states.
Every Dec. 1st, we take the time to acknowledge and bring awareness to the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is important to not only know your status, but that of your partner. It is not only responsible, it’s the right thing to do.
Often times, we take advantage of our health and aren’t fully aware and appreciative of what we have, and who we are, until we are sick. Please be encouraged and encourage others to know their status and spread the knowledge.
For more information on what you can do to help the cause abroad and in your own community please go to World Aids Day. And by all means, get tested!
In case you missed it, BET aired its first award ceremony for ‘Black Girls Rock’, a non-profit organization geared to help young black girls overcome insecurities and achieve anything they aspire to be. Below are performances of some of the night’s leading ladies. Might I add, the performances were all very good and speeches were inspiration.
Unless you’ve been under a rock, then you’d know that today is World AIDS Day! Get tested everyone! Whether you’re in a monogamous relationship or not, you should always know your status. Why not get tested with a friend or even your mate. It is a good way of opening up about your sexual history. Safe sex is the best kind of sex! Know your status people:)