WASHINGTON — Half a century after the emotional apex of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, tens of thousands of people retraced his footsteps on Saturday, and his successors in the movement spoke of the still-unmet promise of America, as he did, at the Lincoln Memorial.
It was on Aug. 28, 1963, that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his renowned “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The speech and the march helped bring about passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (The New York Times)
SANTA FE – An historic week for same-sex marriage in New Mexico culminated Friday with the Santa Fe County clerk issuing marriage licenses to dozens of couples under a court order.
State District Judge Sarah Singleton’s order is the first in New Mexico directing a county clerk to give marriage licenses allowing same-sex couples to wed. However, more legal arguments are expected. (Albuquerque Journal)