Breaking News: Court Upholds Striking Down Prop. 8
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the August 2010 decision of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco striking down Proposition 8, the 2008 measure that stripped same-sex couples of the right to marry in California. The Court affirmed the ruling of former Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker that Prop 8 discriminates against same-sex couples in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The court ruled that Proposition 8 violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution because it “serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples.” The court also rejected Prop 8 supporters’ argument that Judge Walker should have refused to preside over the case because he is gay and in a relationship with a man.
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Wire Magazine Issue 35: Labor Day Weekend Issue!
In this week’s Wire Magazine Local’s Guide to Labor Day Weekend, you’ll find the inside scoop on the hottest events, parties, and soirees taking place over the next few days in Miami.
Calendar of Events at The Adrienne Arsht Center
Wired On Mental Health: Learn About Living With Anxiety
Wired On The Arts: Check Out the Great Things Coming In Entertainment & Arts
PLUS: Dirty Secrets COME OUT about Miami Beach Police
& MORE Inside This Week’s Issue
2011 South Beach Men’s Show
What’s hotter than seeing the guys from The Miami Beach Bruthaz weekend walk around with their pumped arms and perfect abs? Of course, watching them do it in their underwear.
During the Miami Beach Bruthaz annual South Beach Men’s Show designers Mundo Unico, Frank Dandy and BoyRio presented the upcoming lines of swimwear and underwear; along with first-time guest Chirp, showcasing a full line of men’s clothing. The show was hot! The models even hotter!!
Photos by Mark Chin-Sang, www.mcsphotography.org
No Evidence for Conclusion that Openly Gay & Lesbian Service Members Damaged Unit Cohesion
The article “Attitudes of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans toward Gay and Lesbian Service Members” was the most-downloaded article in 2010 from the journal Armed Forces and Society.
The article, co-authored by Palm Center Scholar Bonnie Moradi and Laura Miller of the RAND Corporation, featured a statistical experiment on whether the “outness” of gay or lesbian service members impacted the cohesion of their units. The resulting data found no evidence for the conclusion that openly gay and lesbian service damaged unit cohesion. Read the article at: http://thewire.us/nGmB7P