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Pennsylvania becomes 19th state where same-sex marriage is now legal

In a ruling last night, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages — and joined the ranks of peers in other states, like Idaho and Oregon, who have expertly defended the constitutional right of all people to marry. 

In a ruling last night, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages — and joined the ranks of peers in other states, like Idaho and Oregon, who ...

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The Navajo Nation Council has voted against the Washington NFL team name.

Life as an invisible queer.

The 71 other companies (besides Hobby Lobby) who don’t want to cover your birth control.

More mothers are staying at home.

Same-sex marriage is legal in Iowa, but a lot of people still aren’t on board.

Yes, being a woman makes you poorer.

The Navajo Nation Council has voted against the Washington NFL team name.

Life as an invisible queer.

The 71 other companies (besides Hobby Lobby) who don’t want ...

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Sex education in Mississippi is abysmal.

In Texas, the return of the back-alley abortion.

The three men convicted in the gang rape of the Mumbai photojournalist have been sentenced to death.

Where are the stories about female war veterans?

Young black musicians changing the face of classical music.

Sex education in Mississippi is abysmal.

In Texas, the return of the back-alley abortion.

The three men convicted in the gang rape of the Mumbai photojournalist have been sentenced to death.

Where are the ...

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What works for (non-rich, non-white) women at work.

On Hillary’s future: “women’s worth has never been assessed based on easily calculable, publicly available statistics, like innings pitched or bills passed.”

A small victory for native women: updates on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

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Hawaii on its way to becoming the 15th state with marriage equality

Last night the state’s Senate passed the bill and it’s headed to the House of Representatives today.

The 20-4 vote in favor of the bill, with three Democrats joining the state Senate’s lone Republican to oppose the measure, came two days after the start of a special session called by Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie to take up the legislation. One senator was absent for the vote.

If the bill is approved, as expected, by the state House of Representatives – where Democrats outnumber Republicans 44-7 – Hawaii would become the 15th vote to make it legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed.

Beautiful beachfront weddings for all!

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Last night the state’s Senate passed the bill and it’s headed to the House of Representatives today.

The 20-4 vote in favor of the bill, with three Democrats joining the state ...

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The dangerous transphobia of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

“When I fully burned off the anxiety inherited from my mother’s unlived life.”

How the rise of men’s rights activists are hurting women and men.

Everyone is tired of white people on TV.

How jock culture supports rape culture.

What the tech industry has to do with the future of health.

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The dangerous transphobia of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

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Amazing and moving photos of the amazing and moving lesbian relationship behind today’s DOMA Supreme Court Case.

Boston College is threatening to take disciplinary action against students who distribute condoms.

How Getting Rid Of The Defense Of Marriage Act Will Boost The Economy”

Activists in New York City staged a flash mob inside a pharmacy on Tuesday to demand universal access to the morning-after pill.

NBC newscaster Jenna Wolfe comes out and announces she and her partner Stephanie Gosk are having a baby.

It looks like DOMA may be struck down. Fingers crossed.

A Singaporean government-funded campaign is trying to use fairy tales to urge women to have children.

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Amazing and moving photos of the amazing and moving lesbian relationship behind today’s DOMA Supreme Court Case.

Boston College is threatening to take disciplinary action against students who distribute condoms.

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A translation of the Supreme Court’s arguments against marriage equality

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on California’s Prop 8, the law banning same-sex marriage in California. Because legalese is hard to understand, I’ve translated some of the arguments made against marriage equality, and one of the arguments made for it, from yesterday’s hearing.

1. Justice Samuel Alito kvetched to the Solicitor General Donald Verrilli,  “Traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years. Same-sex marriage is very new…. But you want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution which is newer than cell phones or the Internet? I mean we — we are not — we do not have the ability to see the future.”

Translation: Gay marriage is really new so we ...

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on California’s Prop 8, the law banning same-sex marriage in California. Because legalese is hard to understand, I’ve translated some of the arguments made against marriage equality, and one ...

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