The Surprising Places Where Sprawl Is Still the... →
I’m glad that Houston is not on this list!
Since my wife and I adopted our daughter, we’ve come to know many same-sex...– You really should read the rest: How the War on Gay Marriage Turned Into a War on Adoption - Esquire (h/t: The Dish)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the federal law effectively created a...– Justices Hears Arguments on Defense of Marriage Act - NYTimes.com
How the Court Could Rule on Same-Sex Marriage -... →
American Academy Of Pediatrics Backs Same-Sex... →
Yesterday, two teenage Steubenville, Ohio football players were convicted of...– Steubenville rape case: Judge advises teens to watch how they “record things” on social media.
Sen. Patrick has made some variation on that statement throughout this process,...– http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=51077
“Battleground Texas” →
Separate And Unequal In The U.S. Military →
Stylish but illegal monkey found roaming Toronto... →
From time to time I would look up and take in the room, thirty or forty people,...– You should read the rest: Gathering | Lesbian Dad
Pflugerville ISD authorizes domestic partner... →
Supreme Court to consider two gay marriage cases
The Supreme Court has just granted two gay marriage cases. Here’s the back story on one of them: Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer’s relationship is destined to be a classic among love affairs: The two New Yorkers became a couple in 1965 and had the courage to get engaged in 1967, when marriage for same-sex couples was just a fantasy. In 1977, Thea was diagnosed with progressive multiple...
The 10 Best Books of 2012 →
libranigans: Hat Tip: Jennifer Schwartz
One Millions Moms Is Super Upset About Married... →
OMG! They treated them “just like any other married couple!” With bills and house repairs and family squabbles and dinner to cook and everything?
You Choose Wrong →
libranigans: A Tumblr that collects tragic endings from ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books. Hat Tip: The Morning News
We only ask for the rights because we’ve already... →
It astonishes me how many of our religious opponents are so quick to forget their own Bible when they claim marriage is all about the kids. Marriage does come with legal rights, but the rights we care most about the ones that help us live up to our responsibilities: the right to be in that hospital room, to provide medical care, to make decisions when your partner cannot, to ensure he can...
Greg's Opinion » 2012 Election Mapping: US... →
Is anyone surprised by this map? I’m only surprised that the blue areas stretch out past the beltway.
Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers...– Zadie Smith, in the New York Review of Books. (via thebronzemedal)
How Conservative Media Lost to the MSM and Failed... →
Pundit Scorecard: Checking pundits’ predictions... →
mrshl: Best roundup I’ve seen yet. Great interactive chart shows how accurate the stat geeks were. And how NOT accurate everyone else was.
Is Nate Silver a Witch? (Follow up to yesterday's... →
Nate Silver nails it →
Is Nate Silver a Witch? →
motherjones: For your conservative friends.
Killing The Death Penalty - The Dish | By Andrew... →
For reasons beyond me, childbirth — in the popular American mind —...– Read the rest: Pregnancy as Labor - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
In a rare if not unprecedented move for a Republican state legislator in Texas,...– Carona comes out for equality – Off the Kuff
I wonder whether mine is the kind of case politicians have in mind when they...– What “health of the mother” means - Salon.com
A Potential World of Harm for Women - NYTimes.com →
If Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, were to win next month’s election, the harm to women’s reproductive rights would extend far beyond the borders of the United States. In this country, they would support the recriminalization of abortion with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and they would limit access to contraception and other services. But they...
Our straightforward legal analysis sidesteps the fair point that same-sex...– — From Thursday’s ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. The Second Circuit is now the second federal court to reject the law. Read the entire ruling here. (via upwithchris)
Peter King’s original displeasure over the October pinking of the NFL may stem...– Should the NFL players be forced to wear pink? - Salon.com
Today's dose of WTF?! -- Akin: Doctors give... →
Why Emergency Room Access Is Not The Same Thing As... →
Did Blowing Into Nintendo Cartridges Actually...
mentalflossr: When I was a kid with a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), sometimes my games wouldn’t load. But I, like all kids, knew the secret: take out the game cartridge, blow on the contacts, and put it back in. And it seemed to work. (When it failed, I’d just keep trying.) But looking back, did blowing into the cartridge really help? I’ve talked to the experts, reviewed a study on...
Letters From The 47% - The Dish | By Andrew... →
For what it’s worth, this division of “makers” and “takers” isn’t true. Among...– Be sure to read the rest: Romney’s theory of the “taker class,” and why it matters