- Barney Frank weds
- Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., married Jim Ready on Saturday in a ceremony attended by about 300 friends and family members, becoming the first married, openly gay member of Congress in U.S. history. Frank, who will leave Congress after this year, said he wanted to marry while he was still in office in order to set an example. “The kids that are going to see us, and feel strong enough to be able to come out and be who they are. That gives me more encouragement that I’m doing the right thing,” Frank said. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Richard Socarides in the New Yorker: Some theorize that Roberts tried to depoliticize the Court with his health-care ruling in order to gain some credibility before even more conservative decisions to come, like overturning affirmative action. Anything is possible, but that is not likely to be the outcome in these gay-rights cases, where Justice Kennedy will probably not be with conservatives....
Living a Life of Practice
We need to revive appreciation for the traditional model of a practitioner who lives a life of simplicity and humility, sincerity and endeavor, kindness and compassion. We must choose teachers with these qualities, cultivate these qualities in ourselves, and guide our students in developing them.
- Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, "Shopping the Dharma"