The Supreme Court of Canada made a pretty crazy ruling about sexual contact with animals on Thursday. The decision was the result of a very sad case in which teenage girls were sexually abused by their stepfather.
When it comes to bridal fashion in the U.S., anything goes. From the wedding cape to the formal slack to the matrimonial head brace, no choice is too bold for your big day—the day you become a real person and not just an idea ghost. The same is not true in China’s capital.
The Louisiana Senate is considering a bill this week that would treat violence against police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians as a hate crime. It’s been dubbed the “Blue Lives Matter” bill, and it is a civil rights nightmare waiting to happen.
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Rules Committee, has recently introduced a resolution called “Recognizing magic as a rare and valuable art form and national treasure.”
It’s been widely and wrongly reported in recent days that Michigan passed a law making oral and/or anal sex illegal. A better way to put it: existing language making oral and anal sex illegal might stay on the books, because nobody wants to fight about it, because it would get messy.
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…
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…
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…
Friday’s an excellent day for fun facts, and this week’s excellent and important piece of information comes from FiveThirtyEight’s Ask Mona column which answers the important question of how many people are not just kissing, but wedding their cousins in the United States.
A lawmaker in New York is trying to make it illegal to declaw cats, except for in the case of a medical reason.
A city in Missouri could be close to taking a firm stand against catcalling.
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…
In the only news you really need to hear today, it turns out that news of the demise of the so-called "bottomless brunch" was wrong and you are now safe to get totally sloshed at your brunch this weekend.
A pretty remarkable piece of legislation may soon be introduced as a bill in British Parliament that would make domestic abuse involving "emotional blackmail" (but no physical violence) a crime punishable by up to 14 years in prison. No such law currently exists in the UK.
Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB606, the bill intended to protect the children of famous people and public figures, legislation Halle Berry has made her pet project.
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.
In yet another case of religion meets stupidity meets power, Tennessee Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew changed a 7-month-old boy's name to Martin from Messiah, saying the religious name was earned by one person and "that one person is Jesus Christ."
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…
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.
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…