Fun-Ruining Senator Chuck Schumer Reminds Us That Children's Halloween Makeup May Contain 'Toxic Chinese Chemicals'

Chuck Schumer just realized that sometimes fun comes at a cost and rather than just be cool with that like the rest of us, he’s decided to try and ruin Halloween for everyone. As one could assume given even half a second to think about it, some Halloween makeup is made in China, a country reknowned for it’s… »10/20/15 2:30pm10/20/15 2:30pm


Hundreds of Lawyers Defend Moroccan Women Arrested Over Tight Outfits

Two Moroccan women, aged 19 and 23, are on trial for dressing indecently and have found themselves with more representation than they can possibly handle. After being arrested for “gross indecency” for “too tight” dresses in June, the women have become controversial figures in the community, with their arrests… »7/07/15 3:00pm7/07/15 3:00pm

Terrible California 'Kill-Gays' Initiative Officially Deemed Terrible

Until the evening of June 23, California lawmakers were actually being asked to address something called the Sodomite Suppression Act, which advocated for the killing “by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method” of anyone who participated in any kind of gay sex. But, as we don’t live in an… »6/23/15 10:30pm6/23/15 10:30pm

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 6:40pm8/01/14 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 10:30pm8/12/13 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 4:00pm7/21/13 4:00pm

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

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 2:00pm7/14/13 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 10:10pm7/09/13 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 2:00pm6/15/13 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 11:40am4/23/13 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 1:50pm4/17/13 1:50pm