Here’s a milestone! Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown (D) will become the first openly bisexual governor when Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) resigns from office next week, the Washington Post reports. … “Brown is married to husband Dan Little; she has publicly discussed her bisexuality in past campaigns. She is already arguably the highest-ranking bisexual [Read More...]
A Republican lawmaker in Tennessee is trying to make the bible the state book: Freshman Rep. Jerry Sexton wants to add the Bible to the state symbols of Tennessee. According to the Bean Station Republican’s legislation, the Holy Bible would be “designated as the official state book.” It’s unclear how the proposal would meet a [Read More...]
If you’re unfamiliar with Alabama’s law that uses taxpayer money to assign a lawyer to fetuses that may get aborted, watch this Daily Show clip: And then be sad that Texas is trying to do the same thing: In the aftermath of a high-profile legal battle over a brain-dead woman who was kept on life support against [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Gov. Sam Brownback just removed LGBT as a class protected from discrimination.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has just issued an executive order (which is tyranny when Obama does it) that removes LGBT people as a protected class: Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the protected classes of state employees. His order rescinds a prior order from former Gov. [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Arkansas senate passes measure that would prohibit anti-discrimination protections for LGBT.
Jesus fucking Christ, my home state of Arkansas is on a derpy roll lately. I guess they weren’t content watching Alabama claim the title as most bigoted state and wanted to step up their game. The Arkansas state senate just passed a measure that would prevent cities and towns from adopting measures that prohibit discrimination [Read More...]
A ruling in Canada has invalidated the country’s 22 year-old ban on physician-assisted suicide: The Supreme Court of Canada overturned a ban on physician-assisted suicide on Friday, unanimously reversing a decision it made in 1993 and putting Canada in the company of a handful of Western countries to make it legal. The top court said [Read More...]
I don’t like Prince Charles (anti-vax, supporter of alt-med, ugh), but I must give credit where it’s due. It turns out even people we don’t generally like can be correct at times, and it’s just as important to make note of that as the multitude of times when they’re wrong. This is one of those [Read More...]
According to the Washington Post, here’s where we stand this morning: While the map may look demoralizing at first look, remember that those nine counties contain just under half of Alabama’s population: About 40 percent of the state’s residents live in counties that went forward with the same-sex unions, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Couples [Read More...]
The most recent veterans bill marks a rarity in our current political atmosphere: a truly bipartisan effort. It passed the House unanimously, which is saying something. But a few Republicans in the Senate see it as “entitlements” we cannot afford: Before passing the bill, senators voted 75-19 to turn aside objections to its cost raised [Read More...]
The Republicans have voted against pretty much every bill that would support veterans to have hit the floor of Congress, the most recent being the Senate Veteran Bill. One of my veteran friends recently posted this to facebook: That awkward moment when Republicans nearly unanimously vote down a Veteran support bill that would have streamlined [Read More...]