Marriage and Relationships

LGBTQ in Appalachia

Oct 20, 2014
Virginia Tech

Auditions are scheduled (10/20/14)  to cast volunteers to read oral histories in a performance at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg this Saturday.

The live theatrical presentation weaves a dozen oral histories into an artistic tapestry that focuses on resiliency in the LGBTQ Appalachian community. It’s the headliner for the 10th Annual Gay in Appalachia’ event, presented by the LGBTQ Caucus at Virginia Tech.

Same Sex Marriages in Virginia Begin Today

Oct 6, 2014

The U-S Supreme Court has cleared the way for immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by turning away appeals from Virginia and four other states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions.

The justices made their ruling without comment.

Now, the Richmond-based federal appeals court say its ruling authorizing same-sex marriages in Virginia will take effect this afternoon at 1:00.

Some Virginians planned to attend weddings today, but the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in – issuing a stay of the lower court order that would have allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry. 

Clerks of Court like Charlottesville’s Llizelle Dugger were standing by to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, but late Wednesday the Supreme Court issued a stay of the lower court ruling allowing them to wed. Dugger says it’s not clear when the high court will hear arguments:

Same Sex Couples Must Wait to Marry in VA

Aug 20, 2014

Disappointment for some and relief for others,  as the Supreme Court’s Chief Justice John Roberts sent word to the state of Virginia, which was preparing to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. 

Wednesday afternoon, the court  granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided no explanation for its order.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/13/showbiz/movies/mean-girls-where-are-they-now-ew/

If you think back to middle school, chances are you remember some of the cool kids - those who looked older, dated sooner, drank, and got into trouble.  They were the popular students, but a new study from the University of Virginia provides an important lesson for everyone else - the popular kids rarely stay that way. 

“They’re teen royalty!”

It’s been ten years since the movie Mean Girls showed just how hard adolescence can be - with the cool kids lording it over their classmates.  

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