Nobody Cares, Presidential Inaugural, Slow news day, Tracy L. Bell, What she said

Honoring Dr. M.L.King on Obama’s weekend


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I was in Washington, DC last weekend for the presidential inaugural and had a damn ball!

The highlight for me was the Martin Luther King memorial. I was a bit disappointed because king’s memorial is located on the other side of the capital behind the Washington monument. The walk was long and a struggle for so many senior citizens, but they were determined to make it, bless their hearts.

The weather was perfect on Saturday and we parked at the metro train station near our hotel in Maryland and hopped the metro train all day, which was the best way to get around Washington, DC.

That’s me, yours truly in the photo (ABOVE) in the midst of the crowd. The memorial was packed and it took half a day just to get there.

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Later on that evening, we had dinner in Georgetown at an outdoor restaurant, bar and grill. The food was fabulous, I had the pasta.  🙂 I might share more pics after the snow break.

Gay Marriage, Homosexuality, Same Sex Marriages

Same Sex Couples Usher in the New Year!


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Same-sex couples in Maryland were greeted with cheers and noisemakers held over from New Year’s Eve parties, as gay marriage became legal in the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line on New Year’s Day.

James Scales, 68, was married to William Tasker, 60, on Tuesday shortly after midnight by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake inside City Hall.

“It’s just so hard to believe it’s happening,” Scales said shortly before marrying his partner of 35 years.

Six other same-sex couples also were being married at City Hall in the state of Maryland.  Ceremonies were taking place in other parts of the state as well.

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Same-sex couples in Maryland was able to get a marriage licenses since Dec.  6, 2012 but they did not take effect until Today (January 1, 2013).

In total, nine states and the District of Columbia have approved same-sex  marriage. The other states are Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,  New York and Vermont.