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1st February 2014

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sandandglass:

For a little background on Mitch McConnell’s strategy, here’s a New York Times article

Tagged: politics

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14th December 2013

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shestag:

cartoonpolitics:

With so much in the USA to be genuinely outraged about (poverty, colossal inequality, racism, excessive state surveillance, a corrupt and dysfunctional political system, and so on) a polite handshake seems a strange thing for Fox ‘News’ to get so upset about ..

I was arguing withy parents about this the other day.

shestag:

cartoonpolitics:

With so much in the USA to be genuinely outraged about (poverty, colossal inequality, racism, excessive state surveillance, a corrupt and dysfunctional political system, and so on) a polite handshake seems a strange thing for Fox ‘News’ to get so upset about ..

I was arguing withy parents about this the other day.

Tagged: Americapolitics

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1st July 2013

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US v. Windsor (DOMA Supreme Court Ruling)

lgbtgivesmehope:

The class to which DOMA directs its restrictions and restraints are those persons who are joined in same-sex marriages made lawful by the State.DOMA singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty. It imposes a disability on the class by refusing to acknowledge a status the State finds to be dignified and proper. DOMA instructs all federal officials, and indeed all persons with whom same-sex couples interact, including their own children, that their marriage is less worthy than the marriages of others. The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity.

By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment.

The majority opinion of the US Supreme Court on DOMA GMH 

Tagged: marriageGLBTrightspolitics

4th June 2013

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tamarma:

gun-crazy-scholar:

dirkology:

karkats-fabulous-choice-ass:

dirkology:

is no one going to talk about the man who ran for president this year who wore a boot on his head and wanted everyone to get free ponies
image

I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS ANDN I FOUNF AGAIN.

WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU BRING THIS BACK

He tossed glitter all over a guy who was against same sex marriage on live TV once.

I would vote for him

Tagged: politics

28th February 2013

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BREAKING: Obama administration says Prop 8 is unconstitutional →

gaywrites:

In a historic move Thursday night, the Obama administration made a statement that the Supreme Court should rule California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional and recognize the right to marriage equality.

The administration argued that denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause, and that any ban on same-sex marriage should be subjected to a test known as “heightened scrutiny” – a test that the law would be likely to fail. That argument is similar to the one made in the administration’s brief in a second case before the Supreme Court concerning the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, which the administration has also asked the court to declare unconstitutional.

Our president, friends. How proud I am to have voted for this man.

Tagged: GLBTpolitics

27th February 2013

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paulmchomosexual:

A campaign ad for the most electable candidate ever.

Tagged: politicsPFFFFFBT

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11th December 2012

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Illinois governor wants marriage equality vote next month →

gaywrites:

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn commented yesterday that he would like to see the state legislature pass a marriage equality bill for him to sign in January. Gov. Quinn has long made it known that he supports marriage equality, and he reportedly urged state lawmakers to consider the issue before returning to work on Jan. 2.

State Rep. Greg Harris is the chief sponsor of the state’s marriage equality bill, and he says he’s waiting until he knows there are enough votes for passage to call the bill in for a vote. There’s also a lawsuit challenging the same-sex marriage ban in Illinois, led by Lambda Legal and the ACLU. 

Quinn added to the Chicago Tribune that he hopes the bill will advance. He has pledged to sign the proposal should it do so.

“It’s the House that probably the key arena at this time, and I think we’ll see how the members look at that issue. They should study it carefully and vote their conscience,” the governor, a Chicago Democrat, continued.

This is where I live, and this would be incredible for me and tons of people I know. Come on, Illinois. Make it happen. 

Tagged: GLBTrightspolitics

10th December 2012

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Read this now: "8 Top Prospects for Expanding Marriage Equality" →

gaywrites:

November’s election brought marriage equality victories to three more states, and Prop 8 may soon be overturned, bringing same-sex marriage back to California. Where next?

As marriage equality becomes more of a political reality — and the prospect of DOMA’s demise makes it more likely that these marriages will one day be federally recognized — it’s exciting to think about what states might take action next. And based on recent political happenings, the Advocate’s compiled a list. You can read the explanations at the link above:

  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • Colorado
  • Rhode Island

Particularly if you are from one of these states, check out the explanations from the Advocate. Does marriage equality in these states seem realistic to you?

Tagged: GLBTpolitics

25th November 2012

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ramirezbundydahmer:

On January 22, 1987, the day before his sentencing (for bribary), Budd Dwyer called a press conference to “provide an update on the situation.” Many expected Dwyer to announce his resignation from office. At the conference, an agitated and nervous Dwyer once again professed his innocence, and declared that he would not resign as state treasurer. Those attending would hear his final words:
 “I face a maximum sentence of 55 years in prison and a $300,000 fine for being innocent. Judge Muir has already told the press that he, “felt invigorated” when we were found guilty, and that he plans to imprison me as a deterrent to other public officials. But it wouldn’t be a deterrent because every public official who knows me knows that I am innocent; it wouldn’t be a legitimate punishment because I’ve done nothing wrong. The guilty verdict has strengthened that resolve. But as we’ve discussed our plans to expose the warts of our legal system, people have said: “Why bother?” “No one cares.” “You’ll look foolish.” “60 Minutes, 20/20, the American Civil Liberties Union, Jack Anderson and others have been publicizing cases like yours for years, and it doesn’t bother anyone.” At this point, Dwyer stopped with his prepared text and called to three of his staffers, giving each an envelope. It was later discovered that one contained a suicide note to his wife. The second was an organ donor card and other related materials. The third was a letter to the newly-inaugurated governor Robert P. Casey. After handing out the envelopes, Dwyer opened a manila envelope and withdrew a .357 Magnum revolver, advising those in the crowd, “Please leave the room if this will offend you.” Those in attendance cried out to Dwyer, pleading with him to put the gun down (“Budd, don’t!” was heard on television.) Some tried to approach him. “Stay away, this thing will hurt someone,” he warned. Amid the cry of “Budd, Budd, Budd!” Dwyer put the gun barrel into his mouth and pulled the trigger. He collapsed against a wall in a sitting position, blood pouring from his nose, all in front of five television news cameras. Dwyer was declared dead at the scene at 11:31 a.m.

ramirezbundydahmer:

On January 22, 1987, the day before his sentencing (for bribary), Budd Dwyer called a press conference to “provide an update on the situation.” Many expected Dwyer to announce his resignation from office. At the conference, an agitated and nervous Dwyer once again professed his innocence, and declared that he would not resign as state treasurer. Those attending would hear his final words:

“I face a maximum sentence of 55 years in prison and a $300,000 fine for being innocent. Judge Muir has already told the press that he, “felt invigorated” when we were found guilty, and that he plans to imprison me as a deterrent to other public officials. But it wouldn’t be a deterrent because every public official who knows me knows that I am innocent; it wouldn’t be a legitimate punishment because I’ve done nothing wrong. The guilty verdict has strengthened that resolve. But as we’ve discussed our plans to expose the warts of our legal system, people have said: “Why bother?” “No one cares.” “You’ll look foolish.” “60 Minutes, 20/20, the American Civil Liberties Union, Jack Anderson and others have been publicizing cases like yours for years, and it doesn’t bother anyone.”

At this point, Dwyer stopped with his prepared text and called to three of his staffers, giving each an envelope. It was later discovered that one contained a suicide note to his wife. The second was an organ donor card and other related materials. The third was a letter to the newly-inaugurated governor Robert P. Casey. After handing out the envelopes, Dwyer opened a manila envelope and withdrew a .357 Magnum revolver, advising those in the crowd, “Please leave the room if this will offend you.” Those in attendance cried out to Dwyer, pleading with him to put the gun down (“Budd, don’t!” was heard on television.) Some tried to approach him. “Stay away, this thing will hurt someone,” he warned. Amid the cry of “Budd, Budd, Budd!” Dwyer put the gun barrel into his mouth and pulled the trigger. He collapsed against a wall in a sitting position, blood pouring from his nose, all in front of five television news cameras. Dwyer was declared dead at the scene at 11:31 a.m.

Tagged: PennsylvaniatriggersuicideNSFWpoliticsnever knew about this

Source: ramirezbundydahmer

18th November 2012

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gaywrites:

Rep. Tina Kotek of Oregon was elected House Speaker by fellow Democrats this week, making her the first out lesbian to lead a state legislative chamber. 

Openly gay leaders will control legislative chambers in five states, according to the AP, up from two before the election last week. Senator Ed Murray, who is openly gay, was elected majority leader in neighboring Washington this week, while Rep. Mark Ferrandino was elected Colorado House speaker.

Woohoo! Read more here. 

gaywrites:

Rep. Tina Kotek of Oregon was elected House Speaker by fellow Democrats this week, making her the first out lesbian to lead a state legislative chamber.

Openly gay leaders will control legislative chambers in five states, according to the AP, up from two before the election last week. Senator Ed Murray, who is openly gay, was elected majority leader in neighboring Washington this week, while Rep. Mark Ferrandino was elected Colorado House speaker.

Woohoo! Read more here

Tagged: politicsGLBT

14th November 2012

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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gaywrites:

Jon Stewart takes Mike Huckabee to task for his views on abortion and marriage equality, and it is so good. 

Tagged: Jon Stewartgay marriageGLBTpoliticsvideo

6th November 2012

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You can view the election results here! The map updates every twenty seconds →

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6th November 2012

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punmonster:

on one hand, i dont want mitt romney to be elected

on the other hand, ive always wanted to form an underground rebellion and lead them in overthrowing the government

idk its a tough choice

Tagged: politicsRomney

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6th November 2012

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think-progress:

Know your rights before you vote.
Please reblog this!

think-progress:

Know your rights before you vote.

Please reblog this!

Tagged: votepoliticslaws

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30th October 2012

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If you were teaching a graduate seminar in public policy and challenged your students to come up with the most difficult possible problem to solve, they’d come up with something very much like climate change. It’s slow-acting. It’s essentially invisible. It’s expensive to address. It has a huge number of very rich special interests arrayed against doing anything about it. It requires international action that pits rich countries against poor ones. And it has a lot of momentum: you have to take action now, before its effects are serious, because today’s greenhouse gases will cause climate change tomorrow no matter what we do in thirty years.

Kevin Drum, with the sad truth. (via motherjones)

No candy for you, Kevin Drum. Your completely logical point and 110% truthy take on the political difficulties of dealing with climate change is like the worst trick when I asked for a treat.

But it’s something we need to hear.

(via jtotheizzoe)

Tagged: climate changesciencepolitics

Source: Mother Jones