SYMHM: The Weekend Roundup

by March 7, 2011 at 5:15 am 1,691 0

Borderstan, Eric Gilliland, Flickr, Capital Bikeshare

Happy Monday, Borderstanis. Time to get back in the groove. (Photo from Eric Gilliland, Borderstan reader pool on Flickr)

From Mike Kohn. Got a news tip for Mike? Shoot him an email or find him on Twitter @mike_kohn.

1-Year Anniversary: Where Has the Time Gone?

Believe it or not, it’s been a whole year since the District started allowing same-sex marriages. And yet, I haven’t aged a day (10 points if you caught the Sex in the City reference). WTOP reports that gay couples now feel more comfortable buying houses together or visiting one another in the hospital. It’s the little things, ya know?

So Close, Yet So Far…

While the District celebrates the one-year anniversary, just across the border, Maryland is still struggling to pass an act allowing gay marriage to begin with. It’s even more complicated now that one of the original supporters has gone back on his word to back the bill. In what would be a major-major-league flip-flop, Sam Arora (D-Montgomery County) is now planning to vote against the marriage bill, according to Metro Weekly.

The Most Valuable Lessons are the Hardest to Learn

Sometimes common sense just doesn’t cut it. In those instances, a big police raid might do it. TBD pulled a story from the Metropolitan Police Department feed revealing that an officer discovered a massive marijuana farm in Northwest… because no one bothered to shut the door. Heed the lesson here: don’t let sheer idiocy be the reason your life goes to pot.

Will the Williams Sisters Arrive by Yacht?

For all you tennis fans out there, the Washington Kastles are saying goodbye to their old digs near Chinatown and moving to Southwest D.C. The move is part of a much larger plan to develop the Southwest waterfront, using the popularity of the summertime sport (and the fans of Kastles players Venus and Serena Williams) to draw people to an underdeveloped part of town. The Washington Post has the full scoop on what’s coming down the pipeline.


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