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It's Legal to Breastfeed in Public in Every State But Idaho

Because we live in a country in which many people are completely baffled by the idea that breasts are not filthy sin-pillows, women who breastfeed in public are frequently harassed, chastised and/or asked to leave. Well, sorry, boob-fearers, but it actually turns out that the law explicitly protects breastfeeding… » 8/01/14 6:40pm 8/01/14 6:40pm

Yes: California Gets Landmark Transgender Student Rights Law

A most excellent bill was signed into law by California's governor Jerry Brown today — one that requires California public schools to respect students’ gender identity and makes sure they can fully participate in all school activities, sports teams, programs, and facilities that match their gender identity. » 8/12/13 10:30pm 8/12/13 10:30pm

British Commonwealth Doesn't Care About Changing the Primogeniture Law

The British Commonwealth of Nations, an anachronism of a time when Great Britain basically ruled the entire world, is facing a pretty hilarious problem ahead of the birth [enter small, well-behaved white rabbit, blaring a trumpet] of the Royal Infant: ‘ol John Bull has tried to hastily do away with primogeniture, an… » 7/21/13 4:00pm 7/21/13 4:00pm

Ireland Passes Half-Assed Loopholes in Abortion Ban That Won't Change…

Two months after initially proposing an amendment to allow abortions under certain rare circumstances, the Irish government has officially passed the loophole in their draconian restrictions with an overwhelming vote in favor (127-31) — but not without major grumbling from the church and religious officials. » 7/14/13 2:00pm 7/14/13 2:00pm

Hell Yeah: Texas Woman Lays Into Legislators at Abortion Bill Hearing

As testimony for and against the Texas abortion bill continues, we have a new contender for most badass speech yet. Meet Texas resident Sarah Slamen, the soon-t0-be New Yorker brilliantly calls out her state's legislators, thanking them for finally doing their bullshit dirty work in the public eye for everyone to… » 7/09/13 10:10pm 7/09/13 10:10pm

LGBT Advocates Angry At Obama's Wishy-Washiness Re: Discrimination Law

Despite the President's promise to stand up for gay rights and oppose discrimination with written legislature back during his campaign in 2008, LGBT America hasn't really seen any movement that'll com to anything The prospect of ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) passing through Congress at this point is pretty… » 6/15/13 2:00pm 6/15/13 2:00pm

Florida Considers Ridiculous Ban on Race- and Sex-Selective Abortion

A group of almost comically deluded and ineffectual legislators in Florida are bringing up sex- and race-selective abortions in the state. They make the same ol' specious arguments about abortion providers of intentionally targeting black people with such conviction, you have to stop for a minute to fact check their… » 4/23/13 11:40am 4/23/13 11:40am

Children of Ohio, You Are Officially Screwed When It Comes to Sex Ed

Apparently being known for Steubenville isn't enough for Ohio — they're now trying to corner the market on not educating their teens about sex. Yesterday, the Ohio House Finance Committee's Republican members voted to adopt a state budget amendment that mandates an abstinence-only approach to sexual education. Oh,… » 4/17/13 1:50pm 4/17/13 1:50pm

Illinois Finally Cracking Down on the Sale of African Lion Meat

At long last Illinois is considering legislation to deal with its disquieting lion meat problem. Oh, you weren't aware that folks in Illinois were tearing into huge lion rib eyes at Fourth of July barbecues, washing down the gamey taste of proud African wildcat with onomatopoetic soft drinks and A1? Then you, my poor,… » 3/10/13 12:00pm 3/10/13 12:00pm

No Matter How or Why Sandy Hook Happened, Obama's Gun Control Package…

"Sandy Hook Truthers" are getting a fair amount of press these days. These conspiracy theorists are from a cross section of crazy — a melting pot of first class nut jobs, all alleging the Sandy Hook shooting was the result of a myriad of shadowy and sinister reasons. From a vindictive Obama Administration, to… » 1/17/13 3:20pm 1/17/13 3:20pm

Paul Ryan Once Again Sponsors the Bill That Would Make It Possible for…

Well, if Paul Ryan does run in 2016, we know he'll be going full speed with the crazy, making it impossible for him to win, and Hillary will be president, and then everyone will win. Well, except for the American politics, which has been stripped of the effective multiple-party system it needs to evolve and thrive. » 1/11/13 12:25pm 1/11/13 12:25pm

GOP's Women Problem Solved: Just Keep Women From Voting

Voter ID laws are all the rage with paranoid racists nowadays — 9 states have passed strict requirements on potential voters that supporters will cut down on voter fraud and prevent Bristol Palin-on-Dancing With the Stars-style vote rigging. Regardless of their intention of the laws, though, the end result of voter ID… » 4/13/12 2:00pm 4/13/12 2:00pm

Wolf-Whistles and Cat-Calls Still Legal in Europe, Despite What You…

If you're a woman and you've been outside, chances are, someone has whistled, hollered, or muttered "daaaaaaaaaamn" — unsolicited — at you. Street harassment is so prevalent that Hollaback factions have sprung up around the world. Unwanted sexual attention is offensive, irritating, intimidating, depressing and… » 3/08/12 2:50pm 3/08/12 2:50pm