You know how you had heard there was a cool video out there showing the growth and construction on Capitol Hill rendered in 3D animation and you were all, eh, I'll watch it once somebody puts it on the same page as the Game of Thrones
theme so that I can get the full experience? Well now you have no more excuse.
Though the District of Columbia just welcomed
its first same-sex married couple
under its new marriage equality law
, neighboring Virginia is dealing with the possibility of further restrictions to GLBT residents
. The newly-minted state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
is advising (read: instructing) Virginia's public colleges and universities that, because the state assembly has refused
to add sexuality to its classes of discrimination, that for public colleges and universities to use discrimination policies which include gays and lesbians would be beyond their authority
. Gov. McDonnell rescinded previous executive orders
from Govs. Kaine and Warner in order to remove sexuality from the list of discrimination protections, but today responded to the controversy by directing state agencies not to discriminate against gays.
And it all has something to do with Fortune 500 Company Northrop Grumman
the mysterious Shadow Candidate
for Shadow Senator
of the District of Columbia? Marx Cafe Bartender Damien Ober, kind of.
Ober wrote a series of campaign ads
(which can alternate between provocative, sophomoric, and simply creepy, depending on your point of view) in response to D.C.'s lack of congressional representation, and hired an actor to sit in the darkness portraying his unnamed candidate. After viewing the videos on youtube, however, the D.C. Libertarian Party has decided to give him a for-real shot at the for-fake position.
Heller v. District of Columbia
, the U.S. Supreme Court's first actual interpretation
of the Second Amendment
, has just come down. In a 5-4 decision
, the Justices ruled D.C.'s comprehensive handgun ban to be unconstitutional. Antonin Scalia writes for the majority.