Today in 2004: The Massachusetts Supreme Court declares that gays are entitled to nothing less than marriage under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
They ruled that Vermont-style civil unions would not suffice, declaring they created an “unconstitutional, inferior, and discriminatory status for same-sex couples.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The Radicals and Progressives “Meet and Eat” is tonight at 5pm at the Orient House Restaurant, 626 South Park Street. More info at 249-0879.
Tomorrow, Wisconsin Bike Federation hosts Winter Bike To Work Day, with Commuter Stations from 7 to 9am at Machinery Row and South West Path at Crazylegs. Stop at the commuter stations for a warmup of coffee and good conversation, not to mention “bacon” at the station at the South West Path, courtesy of Planet Bike! After work is a happy hour, from 5 to 7pm at Mason Lounge, 416 South Park Street. More info and maps at wisconsinbikefed.org.
Tomorrow, join Barry Stapleton, Director of the Ward Irish Music Archives, to learn about the origins of the Milwaukee Irish Fest and its commitment to promote and preserve Irish culture year-round. The Ward Irish Music Archives is the largest public collection of Irish music in America. There will be two presentations tomorrow – at 12:15pm and at 6:30pm. There is a small suggested donation requested. This is at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll Street. More info at wisconsinhistoricalmuseum.org