The past week has been momentous for LGBT activists, as U.S. courts overturned laws disallowing same-sex marriage in Alaska, Utah and North Carolina, and the Supreme Court declined to hear the appeals of states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage, tacitly increasing the number of states in which same-sex marriage is legal to 30. With even historically conservative states such as South Carolina likely to follow suit, it is clear that the public’s view of same-sex marriage is definitively shifting.Read more »
Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney; Director, Latino Outreach, Natural Resources Defense Council Gary Segura, Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies, Stanford University Anita Martinez, Retired College Educator; Environmentalist; Community Health and Safety ActivistRead more »
The Club’s Science & Technology Member-Led Forum has an opening for the new chair to lead our Forum in 2015 and beyond. Both long-time and new Club members are welcome! If you are interested in being considered, please bring (1) your resume and (2) a one-page essay on why you would like to serve as the chair of the Science & Technology Member-Led Forum.Read more »
The Humanities Forum brings Socrates Café to The Commonwealth Club. It will be held every third Wednesday evening for the discussion of philosophical issues. At each monthly meeting the group's facilitator, Bob Enteen, will invite participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic will briefly explain why she or he considers the subject interesting and important. An open discussion will follow, ending with a summary. Everyone is welcome to attend.