Federal Appeals Court Declares Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

DENVER, June 25, 2014 –

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit declared that Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

This marks the first time that an appellate-level court has ruled on state marriage bans following the dismantling of a key section of the federal “Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),” and sets the stage for the Supreme Court to consider state-level laws.

Read more: Federal Appeals Court Declares Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

 

“The Case Against 8” debuts on HBO tonight

If you have access to HBO or know somebody who does, you’ll want to check out that progressive cable television network’s latest gay-friendly program.

Winner of the Directing Award for U.S. Documentaries at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the acclaimed documentary “The Case Against 8” looks into the case to overturn California’s “Proposition 8” ban on same-sex marriage.

Read more: “The Case Against 8” debuts on HBO tonight

 

Don’t miss ‘The Immigrant’ at the Varsity in Davis

by Chris Narloch

Two intriguing movies opened this weekend locally, neither of which were reviewed in the Sacramento Bee or the News & Review, despite glowing reviews elsewhere.

My advice is to see them on the big screen as they deserve to be seen and before they disappear from view.

Read more: Don’t miss ‘The Immigrant’ at the Varsity in Davis

 

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Is Open For Business (and Pleasure)

by Chris Narloch

For my first trip to Palm Springs, I wanted to stay somewhere special. So when I heard that the Hard Rock folks had opened a new hotel downtown, I had to check it out.

I only wish I had booked more than one night, because when my short stay was up, I did not want to leave.

Read more: Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Is Open For Business (and Pleasure)

 

Remarks By President Obama at DNC LGBT Gala

On Tuesday, June 17, president Obama addressed the Democratic National Committee at an LGBT Gala held in Gotham Hall in NYC.


In the address the President mentioned the accomplishments of his Administration on LGBT issues and the issues that still face the nation. He also said he wanted to send a message to gay people around the world that "We believe in your dignity and your equality and the united states stands with you."

The Presidents full remarks are below:

Read more: Remarks By President Obama at DNC LGBT Gala

 

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