There’s a hacker ethos at Facebook, reflecting the belief that all things can be improved. As a result, the large courtyard at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park is frequently “hacked” for important events. It turns out Pride Month is one of them, and Towleroad reports on the colorful results:
Carrie Underwood is all about the music, not politics.
Yet the 29-year-old country music star has found herself in a media storm after voicing support for marriage equality.
In an interview with British newspaper The Independent, Underwood, who is married, was quoted as saying she believes everyone should have the right to love. She also noted that her church was gay-friendly and it wasn’t her job to judge people.
Underwood’s comments created a backlash online from those angry with her stance.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the speaker of the City Council plan to jointly file a legal brief in support of an 82-year-old woman’s challenge of a federal law denying benefits to partners in a marriage.
The mayor and Speaker Christine Quinn announced their intent Wednesday, calling DOMA "unconstitutional."
Edith Windsor sued the government in November 2010. Her lawyers had argued that the law violates the equal protection guarantee of the U.S. Constitution.
Keelin Godsey is one of 24 athletes scheduled to participate Thursday in the women’s hammer throw at the United States Olympic trials, but for Godsey, 28, of North Adams, Mass., there is much more than a spot in London at stake.