“It might as well have been a tourism campaign for a post-Rudolph Giuliani, de-ethnicized Gotham awash in money,” Martin writes of one of my favorite shows.“Its characters were types as familiar as those in ‘The Golden Girls’: the Slut, the Prude, the Career Woman, the Heroine.By the show’s fifteen-year anniversary, this year, we fans had trained ourselves to downgrade the show to a “guilty pleasure,” to mock its puns, to get into self-flagellating conversations about those blinkered and blinged-out movies.Whenever a new chick-centric series débuts, there are invidious comparisons: don’t worry, it’s no “Sex and the City,” they say. But “Sex and the City,” too, was once one of HBO’s flagship shows.READ MORE: * 'Bro culture': Uber fires 20 employees * Uber CEO announces urgent probe into claims of harassment * Uber pledges to fix 'cult of the individual' amid scandals Uber is expected to reveal the results of a second investigation looking at the startup's broader company culture next week.On sex, Kalanick wrote in the 2013 email: "Do not have sex with another employee UNLESS a) you have asked that person for that privilege and they have responded with an emphatic 'YES!But they talked more explicitly, certainly about their bodies, but also about their desires and discontents outside the bedroom, than women on TV ever had before.”Martin gives “Sex and the City” credit for jump-starting HBO, but the condescension is palpable, and the grudging praise is reserved for only one aspect of the series—the rawness of its subject matter.
The High Court unanimously ruled that the ACT's laws were inconsistent with the Federal Marriage Act, and were therefore unconstitutional.
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The ruling is a victory for the Commonwealth, which had launched the appeal against the laws.
But Craig Berry and his partner Ulises Garcia, who were among 31 couples who tied the knot on Saturday, are saddened by the ruling.