Florida is yet another state where a lawsuit is on the table challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Not surprisingly, Florida’s Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi supports the ban. She does so on the grounds that letting gay people marry would somehow harm the stability of straight marriages: Arguing against a lawsuit that says [Read More…]
Guess how many times the Florida AG defending the gay marriage ban on the grounds of familial stability has been divorced.
There are two reasons to be hyper pissed off about this story. The first is at Bud Roth, the Franklin County official who refuses to marry anybody who doesn’t share his religious beliefs. The first official they called, Bud Roth, said he would not perform the ceremony at the courthouse, although he didn’t specify why, [Read More…]
The loathsome website Natural News has put out an article saying it wasn’t psychological problems that cause Elliot Rodger to go on a mass murdering spree, but rather the anti-psychotics he was taking: Time after time, mass murderers are found to have been taking psychiatric drugs Elliot Rodger now joins a long and ever-expanding list [Read More…]
Ok, we’re back and better than ever. In Georgia the legislature passed a law requiring people receiving food stamps to take drug tests, because if they’ve made poor life decisions…let ’em starve. Thankfully, the federal government has stepped in to stop the measure: The federal government has put the state of Georgia on formal [Read More…]
So because mom and dad live in the boonies of Arkansas, technology isn’t exactly what it is in the ultra modern states like…Kansas. *sigh* We’re getting hit by a crazy-ass thunderstorm that has slowed the internet down to hyper slow or completely unconnected (I’m using my phone to post this update). This means I can’t [Read More…]
Oh fuck the hell yes! The Supreme Court, in a one-sentence order without explanation, refused on Wednesday afternoon to stop same-sex marriages in Oregon. The denial was by the full Court, after Justice Anthony M. Kennedy had submitted the plea to it. The request had come from a private group that is strongly opposed to same-sex marriage, [Read More…]
My dad is in an online debate with Arkansas state sen. Jason Rapert right now…and making him look like a fool.
Ok, quick back story before we get to the good stuff. (If you already know about Jason Rapert and his opposition to marriage equality, or if you just want to read about my dad intellectually beating his ass to his face, you can skip down to the cut point…you’ll see it) Last month a judge [Read More…]
It’s a victory for Planned Parenthood (and for women everywhere): Arizona’s law limiting drug-induced abortions was blocked by a federal appeals court, handing a victory to Planned Parenthood as it seeks to roll back a restriction it calls among the most stringent in the nation. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco today ruled [Read More…]
So the big story right now is that the US has swapped five prisoners loyal to the ousted Taliban in Afghanistan for the return of one of our own POWs, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Sadly, we live in a world where political interest mangles every story, making it hard for those of us who just want [Read More…]
I’ve met “Paul” at a couple atheist conventions. While on the road I’ve made a great many friends, but because I meet so many people it’s hard for any of them to fall into the category of “people I talk to when we’re not at conventions.” But when Michaelyn and I met Paul and his [Read More…]
This is not a regular feature, but I saw a comment today that deserved some sort of award. My dad shared my post about the “In God We Trust” on schools bill in PA. Someone commented on that share saying: Sure, PA’s education system has a grossly unfair funding formula, and the Philadelphia School District, [Read More…]