Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidayz Update

Wassup folks! Happy Holidays to you and yours. If you were like me stuck in 20 inches of snow, then you couldnt do the last minute shopping u meant to do over the weekend. Epic fail I know but it will get done someday this week. Despite all the cold and snow, is it just me or does it not feel like Christmas? So whats new with me? So much yet so little. I'll make it simple... Single still - yes...talking to someone... nope. You may recall last year I was in a relationship around this time so its been a year since I have been comitted. In the year I have grown and learned so much. I have a promising career doing what I love. The rest I leave in God's hands. Be blessed and safe over this Christmas holiday.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

DC Gives Stamp of Approval on Gay Marriage

Well folks, I had to come out of hiding on this one. I have been so engulfed in work at City Hall that I have not found time to blog. However, something of epic proportions as this deserves a blog. Yesterday, the DC City Council on an 11-2 vote approved same sex marriages in the District of Columbia. The Mayor is expected to sign the bill. Of course like any DC law passed, it is subject to a Congressional review period of 30 days. However Congress is not likely to intervene on this bill. This piece of legislation was years in the making, as DC as always been a progressive city, just caught under the watchful umbrella of Congress, who unfairly has the right to have say so on local matters. Nevertheless this was a victory for DC in many ways. With DC joining five states on allowing same sex marriages, it gives the city a sense of autonomy when it comes to making legislation and passing controversial laws. Futhermore it exploits the fact that DC is a city that does not have voting rights in Congress. With over 600,000 people UNREPRESENTED, this is a modern day atrocity. Congrats to the newly engaged and to the city council for thir hard work.