Florida’s Amendment 8, Which Would Allow Taxpayer Money to Go to Churches, Is Defeated

Amendment 8 in Florida — euphemistically known as the Florida Religious Freedom Amendment — would have allowed taxpayer money to go to religious schools and houses of worship. Which, in the eyes of church/state separation advocates, would be an awful thing:

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Preaching at the Polls

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Spain Court Upholds Gay Marriage Law

Congrats to Spain, where a court has upheld a law allowing same-sex marriage!

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Live-Blogging Election 2012: Marriage Equality, Anti-Women Republicans, and Atheist Candidates

How did the atheists running for Congress do tonight?

What about all those Republicans who made comments about rape?

Did voters finally approve of same-sex marriage in four states?

We’ll be answering all those questions tonight. Just click on the question you want to see the answer to, and you’ll see results as they come in!

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Live-Blogging Election 2012: The Candidates Who Made Rape a Campaign Issue

Rape is not a subject that should be discussed flippantly or lightly.  It shouldn’t be down-played.  It shouldn’t be brushed off.

And yet, in the last few months we have seen a lot of crap being espoused from (mostly) men from (mostly) the right.  It is inexcusable, and we shouldn’t stand for it.

What with it being election day and all, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and relive these horrifying moments in GOP rhetoric.  I have decided to use intentionally unflattering pictures of them so they learn their lesson: You denigrate my gender, you get unflattering pictures of you posted on blogs you probably don’t read.  (Booyah.) [Read more…]