Florida's Gay Adoption Ban Declared Unconstitutional
Finally some good news. After the passage of Prop 8 and other anti-gay laws on Nov. 4, and the ensuing storm of finger pointing that followed, Miami Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman ruled Tuesday that a "Florida man's sexual orientation should not preclude him from adopting his two foster children, effectively ruling unconstitutional a decades-old state law barring gays and lesbians from adopting children.," according to The Advocate's website.
The two young boys were previously living in an abusive home with crack-addicted parents before being removed by child services.Hilary Clinton Nominated as Secretary of State
I just knew that girl would find a way back into the White House. President-elect Barack Obama announced Clinton as his choice for Secretary of State. Despite a campaign that sometimes seemed to bring out the worst in his former rival, Obama said he was confident Clinton was right for the job.
"Hillary's appointment is a sign to friend and foe of the seriousness of my commitment to renew American diplomacy and restore our alliances," Obama said at a news conference in Chicago, Illinois. "I have no doubt that Hillary Clinton is the right person to lead our State Department and to work with me in tackling this ambitious foreign policy agenda."
Black Friday Turns Deadly
An employee was killed in a stampede as rush of customers smashed into a Long Island Wal-Mart on Friday. A 28-year old pregnant woman was also knocked to the floor, but did not suffer any serious injuries.
This is the epitome of a senseless tragedy. I hope the new plasma screens and i-pods were worth a human life.