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Utah Makes Revenge Porn A Crime

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:40 PM April 3, 2014
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Utah is the sixth state to criminalize revenge porn – posting sexually explicit photos of an ex-lover on the Internet.

Elections

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown Tapped To Run For Lt. Governor

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:33 PM April 3, 2014
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Oakland County, Michigan, Clerk Lisa Brown, hero of the Michigan marriage wars, has been asked to run for Lt. Governor on the Democratic ticket.

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Clark County Republicans Remove Objection To Same-Sex Marriage From Party Platform

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:03 AM April 3, 2014
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The Republican Party of Clark County, Nevada, has removed from its platform all objections to abortion and same-sex marriage.

Bigotry Watch

Michigan Attorney General Rejects Right-Wing Help For State’s Marriage Case

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:06 AM April 2, 2014
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The Sixth Circuit should use this brief to line a birdcage, because that’s all it’s good for.” – MI Attorney General Bill Schuette

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Sally Field Protests ‘Religious Freedom’ Legislation With Letter About Her Gay Son

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:14 PM April 1, 2014
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Sally Field, the proud mother of a gay son, has taken a stand against the recent spate of “license to discriminate” bills being introduced in state legislatures.

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West Virginia Governor Vetoes Twenty-Week Abortion Bill

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:55 AM April 1, 2014
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Calling the restriction “unconstitutional”, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to restrict abortions to the first 20 weeks.

Celebrities

Cameron Diaz Reveals She’s Been Attracted To Women

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:42 AM March 31, 2014
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“I think women are beautiful – absolutely beautiful.” – Cameron Diaz

Analysis

On Our Radar – The Sweet Revenge Of Acorn

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:30 AM March 30, 2014
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Mighty Oaks from little Acorns grow. Today the sweet revenge of Acorn is On Our Radar.

Bigotry Watch

Italian Cardinal Urges Parents To Resist Schools’ Anti-Bullying Efforts

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:03 PM March 28, 2014
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Italian schools have launched a new anti-bullying program. Catholic Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco is urging parents to resist their diversity “brainwashing”.

Civil Rights

After 8 Years Of Trying, Maryland Passes Trans Protections

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:33 AM March 28, 2014
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Republicans predictably supplied the histrionics, including bible readings, and mildly pornographic bathroom fantasies during the final debate.

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Chase Refuses To Process Payments For Condoms

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:02 PM March 27, 2014
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I have a sincere moral objection to executions. Can I stop paying my federal taxes?

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House Dems Tell Issa To Knock Off The Benghazi Crap

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:10 PM March 27, 2014
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Ever since he insulted Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Democrats have been like a pack of snarling Jack Russell terriers, nipping at Darrell Issa’s ankles like he has steak tartare in his pant cuffs.

Families

Judge Allows School Being Sued To Add The Alleged Bullies As Co-Defendants

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:33 PM March 26, 2014
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A New Jersey school district being sued for failing to protect a student from bullying, has asked the judge to require the alleged bullies and their families to also stand trial.

Discrimination

School Tells Eight-Year-Old She Isn’t Girly Enough

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:23 PM March 25, 2014
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Virginia’s Timberlake Christian School has threatened an eight-year-old and her family: Get more feminine, or don’t return.