With the death of financial stability, comes the death of romantic, meaningful matrimony. For some prospective UC Berkeley students, the promise of forever typically uttered while exchanging vows is translation for “I’ll pretend to love you forever;” forever in this case being the amount of time it takes to go through college and pay for tuition. Long story short, many students who cannot afford out-of-state tuition are hastily and spontaneously getting married (and divorced consequently) in order to gain in- state tuition by claiming themselves as independents. read more »
Posted by Jill Cowan on Monday, February 01, 2010 12:38 am
This one goes out to all you lovers out there: We might have discovered the cure to your relationship! And just in time (kind of) for Valentine’s Day! The Clog is so thoughtful, right? (OK, so maybe it wasn’t us, per se, who discovered it, but how many of you regularly check the News Center? That’ s what we thought.)
Gay or Straight, Say No to 8! You like it? We just came up with that right now. Proposition 8 is titled “Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry Act.” Wow. It’s like the writer of this act didn’t believe in the cause him/herself. To soften the blow, the proposition is sometimes known affectionately as “The Californian Marriage Protection Act.” Is there something we missed? Whose marriage does this act protect?
Google just blogged about their stance against Prop. 8. Google argues:
” … we should not eliminate anyone’s fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love.”
Touching. It almost doesn’t seem right for a company to take a stance on such a personal issue, but apparently this particular proposition hit a little too close to home. Just how close? We’re dying to know. In the meantime, we think Google should decorate their logo on their start page with rainbows and queer wedding cake toppers.
Image Source: whorange under Creative Commons
Our position on California’s No on 8 campaign [Google blog]