A California woman, recently transplanted to Houston, was refused a drivers license by the Texas Department of Public Safety because she had taken the last name of her same-sex partner last year following their marriage.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd traveled to Colorado for some marijuana tourism this June. Then she penned a panicked writeup describing a petrifying psychological breakdown that kept her trapped inside her hotel room after munching too much of a pot-laced candy bar.
“Parents and students are so focused on getting into college, there’s not always a lot of attention given to what’s going to happen once they’re actually there,” University of Indiana dean of students Pete Goldsmith said.
He is constantly on the move, he said, and tries to spend no more than one month in a particular state because of the death threats he regularly receives. “I just try to be smart where I go,” he said, because the death threats are “a part of life.”