Proposition 8, the hotly-contested and voter-approved proposition banning same-sex marriage in California was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court this morning. The ruling is a pivotal but not decisive turn in the ongoing fight over gay marriage; experts on both sides of the issue have long expected it to be appealed all the way to Supreme Court, which could decide as early as next year whether the nation’s gays and lesbians have the right to marry.
Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood has made a career playing tough, no-nonsense characters of few words that inhabit less-than-perfect worlds. But it was his inspirational words in a Super Bowl ad by automaker Chrysler, titled “It’s Halftime in America - delivered in his iconic raspy voice - that has caused a bit of a stir.
The billboards are striking. Splashed across Duluth, Minn., they read “It’s hard to see racism when you’re white.” That message appears over two faces, both white, a blue-eyed woman’s, and a brown-eyed man’s.
Elizabeth Taylor was many things: a child actress, an object of desire, a glamorous international superstar, and an anti-AIDS activist. Over the course of nearly sixty years, Taylor played women of all stripes, from haughty to naughty.
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