It’s a big week for the gay marriage movement as the United States Supreme Court takes its first ever look at the issue.
On Tuesday, the first arguments will take place as the proponents of California’s Proposition 8 call on the court to deem the ballot measure unconstitutional. Then on Wednesday, the court will hear a separate case that challenges the Defense of Marriage Act.
Donna McKecknie is the definition of triple threat – Broadway dancer/actor/singer – being herself one of the first generation of such creatures. And one of the best triple threats of that time (the 1960s and 1970s), who has famously played exactly that kind of triple threat in A Chorus Line (her character, Cassie, has to work hard to stop acting so that she can blend in with the rest of the chorus). So it’s a great boon that the stage at 54 Below has enough room for her to move – she’s a dancer before everything else.
It looks like Illinois might be the next state to legalize gay marriage.
State Senator Heather Steans and State Representative Greg Harris say they plan to take introduce marriage equality legislation in the closing days of the current General Assembly before the newly elected lawmakers are sworn-in on January 9th.
Both elected officials say the time is now.
“Public sentiment is moving fast on this,” Steans said noting that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President Barack Obama. “It’s just a wave now. It’s moving very quickly,” she added.
The engagement photo of this New Jersey gay couple was used in an anti-gay advertisement in Colorado and now they’re suing.
“They are not celebrities or public figures or emblems of the gay-rights movement. They did not insert themselves into Colorado politics,” attorneys with the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a court filing in Denver federal court Monday on behalf of Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere.