Early uses Aztec women are handed flowers and smoking tubes before eating at a banquet, Florentine CodexThe history of smoking dates back to as early as BCE in shamanistic rituals. Smoking in the Americas probably had its origins in the incense-burning ceremonies of shamans but was later adopted for pleasure, or as a social tool. Before modern times these substances have been consumed through pipeswith stems of various lengths or chillums.
Mildred Lovingthe joint plaintiff alongside her husband Richard Loving in the landmark civil rights case of Loving v. Virginia inin which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down all state bans on inter-racial marriageissued a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in that supported "the freedom to marry for all.
The "red equal sign" project started by the Human Rights Campaign was an electronic campaign primarily based on Facebook that encouraged users to change their profile images to a red equal sign to express support for same-sex marriage.
The funding of the amendment referendum campaigns has been an issue of great dispute. Both judges   and the IRS  have ruled that it is either questionable or illegal for campaign contributions to be shielded by anonymity.
The White Houseilluminated in rainbow colors, on the evening of the Obergefell ruling, June 26, Barack Obama's views on same-sex marriage varied over the course of his political career and became more consistently supportive of same-sex marriage rights over time.
In the s, he had supported same-sex marriage while campaigning for the Illinois Senate. He opposed a federal constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. He still said the legal question belonged to the states.
Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states. But, as you know, courts have always been strategic. There have been times where the stars were aligned and the Court, like a thunderbolt, issues a ruling like Brown v.
Board of Educationbut that's pretty rare. And, given the direction of society, for the Court to have allowed the process to play out the way it has may make the shift less controversial and more lasting. It was settled in the Supreme Court.
I mean, it's done. Hodges, in which he said he's personally for "traditional marriage" and that he believed same-sex marriage should be left to the states. Several of his federal appointments have also, subsequently, announced they will uphold same-sex marriage and enforce the Supreme Court ruling, while still being personally against same-sex marriage,  namely Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Bush and his wife former First Lady Barbara Bush have served as witnesses to a same-sex wedding, but neither has publicly stated whether this means they support same-sex marriage in general;  George W. Bush reportedly offered to officiate the same wedding,  but has similarly not made a public statement regarding his position on the issue as president, he was opposed.
In an interview on The O'Reilly Factor in Augustwhen Glenn Beck was asked if he "believe s that gay marriage is a threat to [this] country in any way", he stated, "No I don't. I believe that Thomas Jefferson said:As Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, posted on the organization's blog on July 30, , "For some 35 years the United States federal government has been well aware that cannabis possesses potent anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties.
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