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Report on AALS Midyear Meeting Workshop on “Next Generation Issues of Sex, Gender, and the Law”

Report on AALS Midyear Meeting Workshop on “Next Generation Issues of Sex, Gender, and the Law” The AALS’s 2015 Midyear Meeting Workshop on “Next Generation Issues of Sex, Gender, and the Law” concluded Friday in Orlando.  It was one of the best substantive programs I have attended in many years.  The quality of the speakers was … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

#LoveWins

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How many is too many?

I’m currently slugging my way through Kristin Luker’s incredibly informative and thought-provoking book, Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood (a highly recommended–though now rather outdated–read). In it, whenever Dr. Luker refers...Show More Summary

The Virtual Pub Is Open!

[Explanations: lol your fat. pathetic anger bread. hey your gay.] TFIF, Shakers! Belly up to the bar, and name your poison! (And please don't forget to tip your bartender!)

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by RAINBOWS.Recommended Reading:Michael: First Gay Couples Get Marriage Licenses in Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee, NebraskaJessica: [CN: War on agency] Kansas Judge Blocks GOP's Radical Abortion BanLizzie:...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Obergefell Edition

What it was like to be inside the Supreme Court this morning. Tumblr went all out for marriage equality. Everyone cheering for marriage should stand with the White House “heckler.” You may cry watching this mass wedding ceremony in Atlanta. The march of marriage equality. For better or for worse, conservatives are getting in on […]

Texas Governor Appoints a Homeschooler to Head State Education Board

Last week, Texas governor Greg Abbott nominated member Donna Bahorich as the chair of the Texas Board of Education. Bahorich is one of the quieter members of the board, largely going along with the board's radical right-wing agenda,Show More Summary

It Is So Ordered

[Content Note: Homophobia; misogyny; religious supremacy.]There are a lot of reasons I really love Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion on Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationally. But my favorite thing is howShow More Summary

A Short History Of Bristol Palin’s Lectures

Bristol Palin's canceled-wedding debacle was just fading from public view when we got hit with another bit of tabloid-y Palin news: Bristol is pregnant again. Likely because of all her work preaching abstinence, she knows what you're thinking and would like you to cut it out. "I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy," Palin wrote in her announcement.

Amazing Grace

President Obama just delivered the eulogy at Rev. Pinckney's funeral in Charleston. I will post video and a transcript below when they become available.He ended the service by singing "Amazing Grace," and the entire room joined him.As...Show More Summary

...But What do the Hateful Dipshits Think?

[CN:anti-marriage equality hate, religious supremacy] In the light of today's amazing pro-equality Supreme Court ruling, a lot of news outlets have rushed to find out what the various presidential candidates think about this, especially the ever-growing number boarding the GOP Bullet Train to the Future Wagonette to the 19th Century. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Zelly is very happy about the Supreme Court's decision today. "It's a DAY!" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Necessary affirmations on a celebratory day

It’s hard to talk about today’s Obergefell decision without sounding trite. After decades of organizing by queer advocates, marriage equality is now the law of the land, and today’s victory is moving despite its widely-assumed inevitability. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some other stuff in the news today...The funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney has begun in Charleston, and thousands of people lined up today to pay their respects. President Obama is scheduled to give the eulogy. Letters to Rev. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: “What is the figure of the censoring student doing?”

In the last 24 hours I have read Sara Ahmed’s wonderful piece on campus culture three times in full, so it’s hard for me to pick out just one favorite quote. Ahmed takes on critics’ simultaneous vilification and dismissal of students who challenge the university status quo as simultaneously immature, intellectually lazy, academically demanding, oversensitive, and all […]

Image of the Day

From the Washington Post. 1. This is actually gonna take a minute. States without legalized same-sex marriage have some shit to sort out to catch up with this decision. But STILL.2. It's not just the 50 states. This decision has also legalized same-sex marriage in all US territories. Woot!

Love Wins: Same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court passed down its ruling on the question of same-sex marriage: By a 5-4 decision, states are required to license same-sex marriages and to honor marriages of same-sex couples from other states. Their ruling in Obergfell v. Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court passed down its ruling on the question of same-sex marriage: By a 5-4 decision, states are required to license same-sex marriages and to honor marriages of same-sex couples from other states. Their ruling in Obergfell v. Show More Summary

SCOTUS RULES IN FAVOR OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY!!!

I WILL WRITE MORE SHORTLY IN THIS SPACE BUT I WANTED TO POST THIS IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE OMG YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!

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