March 18, 2011

Hawaii Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Unions

Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill legalizing same-sex civil unions, making the state the seventh in the U.S. to enable gay couples to be joined in a legally-recognized union, if not actually married.  The debate over civil unions has been a very contentious issues in Hawaii.  Last year, Republican Governor vetoed the measure.  Outraged ensued, including some talk of boycotts on state tourism from gay rights groups.  Despite the State’s first failed attempt at passing the […]
October 14, 2010

Facebook CEO Donates $100 Million to Newark School System

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a $100 million gift to Newark, New Jersey’s struggling public school system, declaring that “teaching needs to be revered as a profession.”   Some speculate the large donation was made in a move that could enhance his reputation just before the opening on an unflattering movie about him, “The Social Network.”  Regardless of the motive, Newark Mayor Cory Booker welcomes the initiative in the Newark school system that has more than […]