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Discrimination Against LGBT Community Reaches New Heights In Michigan

Discrimination Against LGBT Community Reaches New Heights In Michigan

By the time anyone knew, it was already over – Thursday morning, Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed a package of bills that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to turn away gay and lesbian couples. “They moved so fast. I had no inkling they were moving until Wednesday morning,” said Shelli Weisberg, legislative director for the ACLU of Michigan. “By […]

Kansas Governor Declares War On The State Court System

Kansas Governor Declares War On The State Court System

Kansas is a mess! It’s what you get when state government goes full-blown Tea Party. After the 2013 fiscal year, Kansas had around $700 million in the state’s reserve fund. Then Governor Sam Brownback’s tax cuts went to work. The governor had promised his tax cuts would lead to a better, wealthier Kansas. As he […]

Have Arizona Republicans Lost Their Freakin’ Minds?

Have Arizona Republicans Lost Their Freakin’ Minds?

Many of us had hoped that Arizona might return to the lands of the rational after Janet Brewer backed off on efforts to run for Governor for a third term, despite a state constitutional prohibition against serving more than two consecutive terms. At first glance, although he is a Republican, Doug Ducey seemed like he […]

George Takei Smacks Down Indiana Governor Over Anti-LGBT Legislation

George Takei Smacks Down Indiana Governor Over Anti-LGBT Legislation

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed into law the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) Thursday morning in a private ceremony. ThinkProgress reports that “Proponents of this bill had openly admitted that its intent was to enable businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples.” According to the Chicago Sun Times, “reaction to the decision was swift and […]

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