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And thenews out of Maine is, depressing

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bagkitty
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I didn't think this was the demographics of the American South forum, much less the Sarah Palin and other assorted GOP asshats forum [even though they are going to get mentioned a lot].

Oh wait.. it isn't!

Thanks for the interesting diversion, can we return to our original programming now, please and thank you.


Caissa
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A U.S. federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that a lower court judge correctly interpreted the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court precedents when he declared in 2010 that Proposition 8 was a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/07/california-samesex.html

bagkitty
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tsk tsk Caissa, this is the BAD news thread, that news was already posted in the GOOD news thread (and yes, my CD and book collections are neatly alphabetized by artist/author, and chronologically thereafter)


Caissa
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The title of that thread through me off. I suppose the courts siding with human rights could be considered "novel". Wink


bagkitty
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Ah the fault is partially mine, I should have called it something along the lines of "nice things to read in the morning"


Caissa
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bagkitty
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Minnesota: the polls are indicating that the attempt to amend the state constitution to prohibit the possibility of equal marriage is seeing a reversal... the latest polling data indicates the attempt is likely to fail (a complete 180 from the poll results when the measure was first introduced.


Sven
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bagkitty wrote:

Minnesota: the polls are indicating that the attempt to amend the state constitution to prohibit the possibility of equal marriage is seeing a reversal... the latest polling data indicates the attempt is likely to fail (a complete 180 from the poll results when the measure was first introduced.

Beautiful!!!

Thanks for sharing that, bagkitty!


6079_Smith_W
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Now to drop the other shoe and introduce an amendment to recognize it.


Sven
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6079_Smith_W wrote:

Now to drop the other shoe and introduce an amendment to recognize it.

To extend the shoe metaphor: One step at a time, Smith, one step at a time...


Slumberjack
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Vatican intensifying crackdown on American nuns

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In its reprimand of Farley, the church focused on her book "Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics," which it said condones masturbation and homosexuality.

"Masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action," the church said in a statement Monday that characterized "homosexual acts" as "acts of grave depravity."

The reprimand warned church officials not to use Farley's book, raising eyebrows in Catholic circles because she is one of the country's most respected female Catholic theologians.

Many parts of the American nuns' community and the Catholic academic world have come out swinging against the Vatican critiques. In a statement, Farley defended her work, saying it was not meant as an official church teaching.

It's all a misunderstanding you see. 


Red Tory Tea Girl
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I'm going to point out once again that nobody has mentioned the states of New York, Maryland, New Hampshire, or Massachussets in a bad light... how about you hold it next time you're out of the house and need to use a public accommodation?


6079_Smith_W
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And in California, Proposition 8 has nowhere to go except for the U.S. Supreme Court.

http://www.xtra.ca/blog/national/post/2012/06/05/Federal-court-refuses-P...  


Caissa
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The students association at Carleton University in Ottawa has voted to uphold a ban on blood clinics on campus space it controls because of a policy forbidding gay men to donate blood.

Blood clinics are allowed on campus areas not run by the students association, but a ban is in place at the university centre building because many members oppose the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) policy.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/07/10/ottawa-carleton-un...

Red Tory Tea Girl
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I'm a gold-star lesbian and I can't donate blood either. Cisnormativity, hurrah. How nicely you intersect.


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