Today Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia, appointed by Republican Governor Jeb Bush, ruled against Florida’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, making the Sunshine State the latest to see such a ban struck down in court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June.

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Duncan McAlpine Sennett, the 13-year-old in this video, gave the traditional religious speech — I’ve learned this is called a d’var Torah — at his bar mitzvah. I’ve also learned that the purpose of the d’var Torah is to relate biblical text to the person’s life and passions. Well, Duncan’s life and passions inspire me and give me hope. How about you?

(source, thank you http://www.upworthy.com/)