A city official married the first couple in New York City to wed under the state’s new law allowing same-sex marriage Sunday.
Phyllis Siegal, 77, and Connie Kopelov, 85, were married in a chapel at the city clerk’s office as a crowd of onlookers cheered.
Hundreds of same-sex couples heard the news Friday that they made the cut in the marriage lottery that New York state instituted for Sunday when the state’s Marriage Equality Act took effect. (via First gay couple weds in New York – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs)
Not sure why, but my first thought was, “Connie was born before the first talking picture.” These women have seen an awful lot—and that includes a hell of a lot of progress. CONGRATS!
Oh geez, here come the tears. I’m so happy for New York but the road to equality isn’t complete yet, there’s still a lot more to accomplish.
Joel Northrup is a 15 year-old high school wrestler from Marion, Iowa and was a favorite to win his weight class in the state tournament. But when Northrup learned he was slotted to wrestle a girl in the first-round, he forfeited, citing his religion.
Joel Northrop and his father Jamie talk to T.J. Holmes about his decision to forgo fighting a girl.
He insists that wrestling in Iowa should be a co-ed sport. Boys wrestle boys and girls wrestle girls. The girl in this situation had absolutely no problem about going up against him on the mat. She just wanted to be treated as an equal.
WikiLeaks, a whistle-blowing website known for leaking state secrets, released on Sunday its latest batch of controversial documents. It has posted the first of what it says will be more than 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables.
[Updated at 10:14 p.m.]
– Ecuador has asked WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange to come to Quito and discuss documents regarding Ecuador and other Latin American countries. Ecuador expelled two U.S. diplomats in February 2009, accusing them of meddling in its internal affairs - allegations the State Department denied. The foreign ministry in Quito suggested Assange, an Australian citizen, apply for residency there….