(Community Matters) Last night celebrated the one-year anniversary of Battleground Texas. What an awesome political initiative – thank you President Obama – as well as my dearest friends Kirk Rudy & Adrienne Donato who are helping lead this initiative for our state.
Photo: with Steve Adler (future mayor ), actor Ben McKenzie & State Senator Kirk Watson (former mayor). Loved hanging, chatting with and otherwise catching up with (also) Will Roman, Amy Rudy, Emmy Ruiz, Jenn Brown, Hector Nieto, Hazel Barbour and so many others.
(Community Matters) Unbridled enthusiasm for yesterday’s court decision overturning Texas’ ban on same sex marriage:
Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx): Great day for equality in TX –>”Texas’ ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional”
Lloyd Doggett (@RepLloydDoggett): Another significant decision from San Antonio on #equality.
(Community Matters) Epic ruling by San Antonio federal judge Orlando Garcia overturning the Texas constitutional ban on same sex marriage. “Equal treatment of all individuals under the law is not merely an aspiration — it is a constitutional mandate,” Garcia wrote. “Without a rational relation to a legitimate governmental purpose, state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution.”
Our dear friends Suzanne Bryant & Sarah Goodfriend (photo AAS) at yesterday evening’s press conference and rally celebrating the court decision. I love the AAS profile on them.
(Community Matters) One of our favorite places.
Quick trip to London with Steven for a business meeting. In an airplane togther for many hours and alone in another country (plus on long car rides to Marfa) are among our most intimate times. We’re creatures of habit in London – often staying, eating, wandering in the same places. Like the Alley Theater in Houston was for many years, the Donmar Theatre in Covent Garden has become our favorite regional theatre – this time saw Versailles.
Steven warns me about talking about our travels. If it sounds pretentious to anyone, I apologize. If it is unbecoming to discuss one’s good fortune, maybe I’m just an uncouth bumpkin who still marvels at good fortune and wants to shout out “WOW.” We try to share travel and adventures with others – whether physically or, me, through sharing pictures and stories.
(Community Matters) Thanks to a delay in our flight from Austin to New York, we missed our original flight to London and rescheduled for an 11pm one – giving us time to pop into the city and have our previously delayed dinner with godson Luke Hayes, nephew Brent Huggins (& his mate, Noah Gillespie) and long time friend Rob Oppegard – made our month, love these guys. At Roberto Santibaez’ restaurant, Fonda.