Getting ready for an artist or speaker means stocking dressing rooms and staging areas with sometimes expensive items — items that can range from after-dinner snacks to appliances.
Hackerspace held a Gainesville Makers 3D printing workshop Monday evening for free. See the website for more meetup.com events coming up.
California Proposition 8 is an amendment to the California state constitution that prohibited the state from recognizing same-sex marriages. The proposition, only four lines total when originally submitted to the state in 2007, consisted of a title and one line of text copied from a defeated proposition from 2000: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
Edith Windsor is a widower who had to pay $363,000 in federal estate taxes after her wife died because the law prohibited gay couples from the same federal benefits and exemptions as straight ones. That law, the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was enacted in September 1996 by then-President Bill Clinton. Among other parts, Section 3 put into writing and enforced federal — not state — non-recognition of same-sex marriages for federal benefit purposes but had no direct effect on individual states’ laws. President Barack Obama announced in February 2011, after Windsor was filed, he had directed the Department of Justice to stop enforcing Section 3 of DOMA.
The UF College of Fine Arts put on a show Thursday night. Several shows, actually. Swamp Symphony, a mix of choral and instrumental local acts heralded in Homecoming Week and honored National Arts and Humanities month Thursday evening.
Students, faculty and alumni recollect today, 10 years ago, as a generation-changing event. The events on campus reflect a shift to remembrance through speech and expression.
Raina Reid, 32, paints a mural on the side of FreeRide Surf & Skate Shop on Northwest 13th Street on Wednesday afternoon. Reid, one of the managers, said she and her fiancée have spent more than 100 hours painting so far. “We’ve been running on people’s compliments. People shout at us all night,” she said.