Rarely do tears stream down my face while writing a post, but this post – Damn! What an amazing way to start off the day! What a great day for human rights (with the Texas abortion bill victory – go Wendy Davis!).
Twitter was flooded with celebrities reacting to the news that the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples.
The decision is a landmark win for the gay rights movement. It voids a section of the law known as DOMA, which was adopted with bipartisan support in Congress in 1996 to deny all benefits and recognition to same-sex couples. Read More »
The Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of MArriage Act (DOMA) in a 5-4 decision.
“DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.”
The standard the court used: is “careful consideration”… not heightened scrutiny, but harkens back to Romer and Lawrence. Rational basis plus.
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“The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie. I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America … after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War … It was not only black men, it was black women … I would say they were slaves.”
– Holy fucking hell Paula Deen. The Food TV personality admitted that she’d hired black cater waiters to simulate pre-Civil War-era slaves for a colonial-themed wedding. The statement was made during her deposition in regards to a lawsuit in which former black employees of her Savannah, Georgia, restaurant claimed Deen and her brother Bubba forced them to use separate bathrooms and repeatedly used the N-word
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Cristiano Ronaldo puts a protective arm around girlfriend Irina Shayk who plays coy with the camera as they take a walk today with friends in New York City earlier today (June 19, 2013).
Shayk has reason to be camera shy, she’s dealing with a not very fun issue of being victim to a stalker. Irina Shayk is reportedly attempting to get a restraining order against a man who has been pestering her for two years.
According to New York Post, police have confirmed the story. It is alleged the unnamed man has been seen on CCTV footage taken from the building and has also been sending Irina presents, including flowers, over the last two years. Read More »
In the past few months, it seems that the Biebs has been in some hot water. First, it was his pet capuchin monkey detained by German authorities at LAX, then it was his extremely douchey aura at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards (not to mention his all leather get up. Gross.), and now he is allegedly under investigation for a hit and run accident involving a paparazzo.
And then got away with it.
The 19-year-old Canadian pop star was leaving the Laugh Factory in Hollywood around 11:45 pm when he hit a papparazzo in his infamous white Ferarri as he was pulling out of his parking spot.
Bieber claimed he didn’t realize that he hit him and just drove away. Hours after the accident, LAPD launched an investigation, interviewing Bieber, then letting him go.
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Nickelodeon star Cody Longo was spotted riding his skateboard around town! The 25-year-old, who was arrested for DUI, sported a matching red tuque and shoes, and the book 1984 by George Orwell.
Maybe the Hollywood Heights actor is trying to prove he does have a head on his shoulders!
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Domestic violence happens in every income bracket. Nowhere is that more visually apparent than in the disturbing photographs taken of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being choked in a London restaurant by her husband, Charles Saatchi, on June 9.
The pictures — taken at the Mayfair restaurant, Scott’s — show the couple seated together at a table, apparently arguing, as Saatchi has his hands gripped around Lawson’s throat. She was also photographed leaving the restaurant crying.
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Joel Madden was kicked out of his Sydney, Australia hotel on Sunday after officials say they found pot in his room. According to police in New South Wales, Australia, police searched his room at 10:30PM and seized a “small amount of plant matter believed to be cannibas.”
Police wouldn’t say whether or not the weed belonged to Nicole Richie’s husband or not, but did say that he was there when they searched the room.
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