Judge rules Oregon gay marriage ban unconstitutional
KGW: A US district judge ruled Oregon’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional on Monday.
Officials in Oregon’s largest county, Multnomah, say they plan to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.
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Explanation: Earth’s annual Lyrid meteor shower peaked before dawn on April 22nd, as our fair planet plowed through dust from the tail of long-period comet Thatcher. Even in the dry and dark Atacama desert along Chile’s Pacific coast, light from a last quarter Moon made the night sky bright, washing out fainter meteor streaks. But brighter Lyrid meteors still put on a show. Captured in this composited earth-and-sky view recorded during early morning hours, the meteors stream away from the shower’s radiant near Vega, alpha star of the constellation Lyra. The radiant effect is due to perspective as the parallel meteor tracks appear to converge in the distance. Rich starfields and dust clouds of our own Milky Way galaxy stretch across the background.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.
Isn’t it interesting how many people change their views on gay marriage when it turns out that someone close to them is gay? This isn’t always the case, but I’ve heard this story time and time again.
Maybe instead of asserting that two people in love with each other will ruin the institution of marriage, we will find that it actually strengths marriage? Maybe gay people can actually be good people too and the fact that they are gay has nothing to do with morality or sin?
Frank Ocean - I Miss You
This is Frank Ocean covering Beyonce’s “I Miss You,” which he wrote for her.
Honestly, this is the way the song should have been sung by Beyonce. Frank Ocean puts so much more emotion in it. He makes the song resonate with the lyrics rather than just being a pop song.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Frank Ocean did this song better than Beyonce.
"I’m Still Here" - Written & Performed by Emily Hunter
I had the incredible fortune to hear Emily play at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memories in the Making Art & Wine Auction on March 7th, 2014. To say that her performance was moving sells it short. Her talent, emotion, and passion had the entire room in tears.
Emily’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease one year ago. 7 years ago, Emily lost her father to brain cancer. The strength and courage she portrays is remarkable and inspiring.