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.

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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:

Read more: President's Budget Fact Sheet Highlights Investment in HIV/AIDS Activities


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.

Read more: Don’t Miss “A Most Violent Year”


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7, 2015

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.

Read more: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7, 2015


NoH8 Campaign Returns to SacramentoDr. Darrick Lawson & Dale Howard

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.

Read more: NoH8 Campaign Returns to Sacramento


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