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There will be no same-sex marriages in Idaho tomorrow – the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a temporary stay, which Gov. Butch Otter requested after the state’s same-sex marriage ban was found unconstitutional. Asshole.

Better news: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed the state’s long-faught-for transgender rights bill into law. Though opponents want a referendum challenging this important non-discrimination law on the ballot in November, so boo again.

And Houston’s out lesbian mayor dropped the so-called “bathroom provision” from that city’s LGBT anti-discrimination legislation, cause trans folks really needed to get thrown under the bus on that front yet again (no we didn’t).

Fast food workers protest in Alabama.

Boston, MA

Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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