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Friday, 17 May 2019

Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage

quote [ Lawmakers debated three different bills to legalize same-sex unions and the government's bill, the most progressive of the three, was passed...

The two other bills, submitted by conservative lawmakers, refer to partnerships as "same-sex family relationships" or "same-sex unions" rather than "marriages".

But the government's bill, also the only one to offer limited adoption rights, was passed by 66 to 27 votes - backed by lawmakers from the majority Democratic Progressive Party. ]

It was raining like at noon, the rain stopped and the sun came out in the afternoon just when the law was passed making an Actual rainbow as a nice coincidence.
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@1:42pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 15 April 2019

Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

quote [ A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris and has spread rapidly across the building. ]

Well this is unfortunate. It had construction work going on due to foundation concerns.
[SFW] [history] [+10 Informative]
[by biblebeltdrunk@6:10pmGMT] [19 comments]

Monday, 4 March 2019

WWF, The Beloved Wildlife Charity, Funds Guards Who Have Tortured and Killed People

quote [ WWF operated like a “global spymaster”, organising, financing and running networks of “informants”, to provide park authorities with intelligence, while publicly denying working with informants ]

accused of turning a blind eye to tortured, killed and sexually assaulted indigenous people victimized by people on their payroll.
Survival international has been stonewalling the new Messok Dja National Park due to concerns over the Baka people losing land. This is not going to be good for that process.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+8]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:43pmGMT] [9 comments]

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Federal Court Rules Male-Only Draft Registration is Unconstitutional

quote [ In a decision issued on Friday, Judge Gray Miller of the federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that the US government's system of mandatory male-only draft registration is unconstitutional. ]

This declaratory judgment only lets two people avoid registering. If it makes it through appeal congress will need to look in to broadening it or ending it. Ending it completely would definitely be a nice bit of news.
[SFW] [politics] [+8 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@10:49pmGMT] [10 comments]

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Federal court says NY ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

quote [ NEW YORK (AP) — A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling Friday in a Brooklyn federal court on the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee. ]

For those of you upset you lost bump stocks, here is something the 2 amendment just won you back. extended article by the NYT below because they have a limit on monthly views.

[SFW] [politics] [+4]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:46amGMT] [11 comments]

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Girl Scouts Of The USA Files Suit Against Boy Scouts Of America

quote [ The girls' leadership development organization is accusing the Boy Scouts of trademark infringement, after it started admitting girls as well as boys. ]

Searching twitter for a witty comments reminded me how trash twitter is on any gender topic.
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by biblebeltdrunk@1:28amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, names Matthew Whitaker as interim replacement

quote [ President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions after a year-long public shaming campaign that has raised questions about whether the president improperly interfered with the Justice Department’s inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. ]

Related, new term presidential harassment is in the news.
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by biblebeltdrunk@8:10pmGMT] [33 comments]

Friday, 17 August 2018

The Satanic Temple Is in a schism over the use of a lawyer with Alt-Right Clients.

quote [ "In January, Lucien Greaves of the Satanic Temple announced that he was considering a lawsuit against Twitter on religious discrimination grounds. In the intervening months, the decision to sue Twitter has grown into part of a controversy that’s engulfed the organization and recently led one of the Temple’s major chapters, the Satanic Temple Los Angeles, to leave the group entirely. The breaking point..." "Marc Randazza, a First Amendment lawyer who currently represents a major neo-Nazi publisher, several key alt-right figures, and Alex Jones." ]

Randazza offered to work the case pro bono, and has experience with twitter. However, there has been conflict over his other clients. Portland mentioning proud boys and patriot prayer as spurring them to action.

[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2]
[by biblebeltdrunk@6:02amGMT] [12 comments]

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Court records reveal use of force “fight club” competition at El Paso County Jail

quote [ Wearing a tiara and posing for a camera, El Paso County sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rincon smiled next to a cake with two candles on top displaying the number 50. ]

Opinion piece on Libertarians I liked but didn't think would get interest as a full post in ext.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:12amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 20 July 2018

It Is Legal For Kids To Work On Tobacco Farms, But It Can Make Them Sick

quote [ Advocates say that gaps in federal regulations leave child workers vulnerable to the health risks of nicotine and pesticide exposure. Labor laws allow larger farms to hire kids as young as 12. ]

"In 2015, Human Rights Watch interviewed 33 children, ages 13 to 17, who worked on tobacco farms in North Carolina. Nearly all of the children interviewed described experiencing symptoms of nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, skin irritation or respiratory symptoms either during or after work."
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:46pmGMT] [3 comments]

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