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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!!!

Fucking with Feministing: Body Image Issues

We’re back with another installment of Fucking with Feministing! This is Feministing’s monthly sex advice column where we answer questions from you. I’m Sesali and I’ll be your resident sexpert with the help of our friends at the Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) who have partnered with us to make sure that we have […]

On Bristol Palin's Pregnancy Announcement

[Content Note: Reproductive policing.]Yesterday, Bristol Palin, the oldest daughter of former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, whose teenage pregnancy was hidden for the first part of Palin's campaign, made an announcement on her blog that she is again pregnant. Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a panther.This week's Open Threads have been hosted by the letter P.

Question of the Day

What is your favorite outdoor activity?"I don't like outdoor activities" and "I can't participate in outdoor activities" are, of course, perfectly acceptable answers.This is probably pretty obvious, but my favorite outdoor activity is this.

"Conversion Therapy" Ruled Fradulent

[Content Note: Homophobia; abuse.]More good news from the courts today, this time care of a state jury in New Jersey: In a landmark victory, a state jury in New Jersey found today that a "conversion therapy" program offering services...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“In the tradition of how Pride started, I interrupted his speech because it is time for our issues and struggles to be heard.” – Jennicet Gutiérrez An investigative report on the sexual violence faced by women janitors.  Good news from the Supreme Court for those us who didn’t want to see millions lose their affordable health insurance. […]

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