California Assembly Passes Tough Vaccine Law, Banning Exemptions on Basis of Belief

California lawmakers deserve a lot of credit for what they did yesterday, with the State Assembly passing SB 277, a law that finally ends vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience or religious belief:

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A Wonderful Message from the Son of a Notorious Anti-Gay Christian

Perhaps no one summarized today’s historic decision more poignantly than our friend Nate Phelps, son of Westboro Baptist Church’s late founder Fred Phelps, who left that place a long time ago:

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A Sampling of Conservatives’ Responses to the Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling

The Supreme Court has spoken in defense of love. In a 5-4 ruling today, they proclaimed that the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed equal access to marriage for all, including same-sex couples.

Predictably, conservatives are losing their minds over the decision.

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To the Once-More-Pregnant Bristol Palin, from a Fellow Single Mother

Bristol! You’re pregnant! Again! Without a ring! Again!

I still remember the first time you broke such news. Your mom was running for Vice President on a platform that strongly advocated for abstinence-only sex education, and there you were: her supposedly abstinent teen daughter, knocked up. It turned you into the butt of a seemingly endless parade of jokes, and as a brand new unwed mom myself at the time, I’d never been so grateful to be a bit of a nobody.

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Minister Officiating Gay Weddings Gets Vile Note: “Your Wife Died Because God Hates You… Catering to Queers”

Reverend Gilbert McBride is an Iowa minister who performs gay marriages, though he hasn’t done very many in the past few years. His wife died this past January and he was caring for her for a long while before that.

That’s why it’s so disturbing that, yesterday morning, when he got into his car, this note was waiting for him on the seat:

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