One week from today, women and men in Portland will celebrate a different kind of V-Day -- one that doesn't involve chocolates and flowers. This February 14th marks the 15th anniversary of Eve Ensler's V-Day: "a global movement to end violence against women and girls."
This year's event, dubbed One Billion Rising, calls on women and men to "stop what they normally do, walk out, strike, and dance."
Congress couldn't seal the deal at the end of last month, so a federal judge did today what Washington politicos couldn't: placed an injunction on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell military policy that bars gay and lesbian soldiers from openly serving.
U.S. Department of Justice
attorneys have 60 days to appeal, according to the NY Times article.
That's right -- as we reported earlier, Lady Gaga has decided to get up on a soapbox about DADT at a Servicemembers Legal Defense Network rally at Deering Oaks Park today, and you can see the whole thing in all its live-streaming glory above. (She goes on around 5; and so does the live stream.) UPDATE: Full video is now here.