How did I miss this? Ah well, I guess it comes as no surprise as Arkansas is being run by theocrats at the moment. It turns out that Arkansas has passed six anti-abortion laws in the last month and want to pass another: Arkansas sure loves its religious freedom, but how about a person’s freedom [Read More...]
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, flanked by pictures of fetuses, signed a new law into place that would make one of the few viable second trimester abortion procedures illegal: Kansas became the first state Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, a strong abortion [Read More...]
Governor Bobby Jindal would like to pass an, ahem, religious freedom bill that is even worse than Indiana’s original: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is throwing his support behind a religious freedom bill that’s broader in many ways than the controversial one in Indiana that Gov. Mike Pence (R) wasforced to clarify after a national uproar. [Read More...]
POLITICS: Ted Cruz’ first ad. Oh, and he wants to strip the federal courts of their power so they can’t let gays marry.
Ted Cruz has his first political ad out and it’s exactly what you’d expect. Is he running for preacher or for President? That’s a mystery. And if Ted wasn’t Christian he’d have been raised without a dad? I…what? You know what? It doesn’t even matter. Right wingers are going to see this video and hear, [Read More...]
And here comes a flood of people to the comments section to tell me, “JEB BUSH ISN’T HISPANIC! WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU???” You know, I didn’t think he was Hispanic, but that’s apparently how he identified on his 2009 voter-registration form: There is little doubt that Jeb Bush possesses strong credentials for appealing to Hispanic [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Anti-gay law like Indiana’s passed in Arkansas, sent to Gov. Hutchinson who has said he’ll sign it.
The Arkansas legislature has just sent the state’s right-to-discriminate bill, virtually identical to Indiana’s, to Gov. Asa Hutchinson who has said he plans to sign it: Arkansas is a penstroke away from having a “license to discriminate” law nearly identical to Indiana’s. HB 1228, the Arkansas “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA), already passed both the House and the [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Georgia running away from its own anti-gay bill after watching Indiana implode.
Georgia was working on an RFRA similar to Indiana’s (it was written with the help of the same people/organizations). Now, after watching Indiana lose money that can only be described with the scientific term “shitloads”, they seem to have had a change of heart: Let nobody tell you that your voice doesn’t matter. Nowhere is [Read More...]
Politics are more fraught with more knee-jerk opposition than ever, so it’s such a relief to finally see Democrats and Republicans working together in the state of New York. Because if there’s one thing they can both agree on…it’s that helping rich people nets campaign donations: Of the thousands of items packed into Gov. Andrew M. [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Indianapolis (Republican) mayor takes steps to fight Indiana’s new anti-gay law.
I could not be happier if more Republicans were like this: Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and the City-County Council on Monday called on the Indiana General Assembly to either repeal the divisive Religious Freedom Restoration Act or add explicit protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in state law. Ballard also issued an executive order [Read More...]
If your law is too anti-gay for NASCAR there’s probably some real problems. [Read more...]