Last year, Harriette Thompson
was battling an oral cancer. Yesterday, she became the world record holder
in her age group at the Rock 'n Roll San Diego Marathon, clocking in a 7:07:42
, the fastest time ever recorded for a woman over the age of 90. Today, she and her husband are celebrating their 67th anniversary
A federal judge
Michigan's ban on same sex marriage and adoption. (pdf
). There is no stay in the ruling.
40 days before her wedding, an Atlanta woman named Tamara Fowler cancelled the event. Since her parents, Carol and Willie Fowler had already paid for the 200-person reception
, the family decided to host 200 of Atlanta's homeless population
for a four-course meal.
The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced
today that it will recognize same-sex marriages for the purpose of filing federal taxes, even if the couple lives in a state that does not recognize their marriage. [more inside]
On August 23, 2013, voice teacher Sarah Horn went with her friends and family to see Kristin Chenoweth (previously
on Metafilter) in concert at the Hollywood Bowl. When, after intermission, Ms. Chenoweth asked if anyone in the audience knew Wicked's "For Good
", Sarah Horn volunteered that she did.
What happened next (closer video here
) has gotten more than 300,000 views since it went up Friday night.
On Sunday, reddit user TeaGuru enlisted
the help of r/nyc and dozen of strangers
to his girlfriend, Laura, in Central Park.
Conner and Cayden Long
, 9 and 7 year old triathletes from White House, TN, are Sports Illustrated's 2012 SportsKids of the Year.
. They are Team Long Brothers.
Following an incident
at Fort Bragg where Lt. Colonel Heather Mack's wife, Ashley Broadway, was told she could not join the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses, the Marine Corps has issued guidance
that spouses clubs operating on its bases and installations must offer membership
to the same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian service members. [more inside]