SCOTUS Sez: That’s All, Folks!
by HRC staff, February 9, 2015
Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request by Alabama state officials to stay a recent ruling striking down the state’s ban on marriage equality.
This may seem like a simple, procedural move—one the Supreme Court has made in the past in cases ranging from Alaska to Florida. But, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) notes, all those denials took place before the Court had agreed to take a marriage case. The decision to allow marriages to begin in Alabama means something dramatically different now that the Supreme Court oral arguments in a marriage case are just weeks away.
President's Budget Fact Sheet Highlights Investment in HIV/AIDS Activities
President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal on February 2 and has issued this fact sheet to highlight the budget’s investment in domestic HIV/AIDS activities across federal departments and agencies.
The Budget advances the President’s commitment to reaching an AIDS-free generation in the U.S. and around the world by:
Don’t Miss A Most Violent Year
by Frances Marlatt
Take some time this month to check out J.C. Chandor’s new character-driven film “A Most Violent Year.” Starring Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, and Jessica Chastain, this tense and powerful film is a perfect example of superb storytelling.
Written and directed by Chandor (“All is Lost,” “Margin Call”), “A Most Violent Year” focuses on Abel and Anna, a married couple trying to maintain their heating oil business in New York City during one of the most violent years in that city’s history.
Mark your calendars and set the date! February 7, 2015, is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD).
NBHAAD is a national HIV/AIDS testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to encourage Blacks across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved, and get treated around HIV/AIDS, as it continues to devastate Black communities.
NoH8 Campaign Returns to Sacramento
by Bonnie Osborn
Celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley will once again partner with the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce to bring the world-renowned NoH8 Campaign, a photographic silent protest of discrimination against LGBT people, back to Sacramento.
The NoH8 open photo shoot will be Sunday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Citizen Hotel, 7th floor Metropolitan Terrace, 926 J Street in Downtown Sacramento. A no-host bar will be available to photo shoot participants.
- Killing Us Softly With Her Song -- Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend With Roberta Flack
- Sacramento Welcomes “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
- 'Get On Up’ for ‘Dear White People’
- Scorching Nick Jonas
- Temple Grandin Talks About Autism at Mondavi Center
- Megan Hilty, Billy Porter & Cheyenne Jackson in S.F.
- Supreme Court Will Hear Four Cases Challenging Marriage Ban for Same-Sex Couples
- Get High on “Inherent Vice” at Tower Theatre
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