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She did the Secretary of State job, she was a G, she held it down, she didn’t cry.

Ice-T, on why Hillary Clinton will be the first female president 

The best part about this story is that the Huffington Post (via the AP) decided to explain to us what a “G” is. In case you didn’t know — it’s “the hip-hop term for gangster (a positive thing)”. 

(via newsweek)

I love Ice-T as much as the next girl, but ‘she didn’t cry?’ Really, Ice? Glad you’re ready for a female president but could you check the sexism, pls?

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Will the second part of the California Dream Act become law? ›

One of two measures that make up what’s referred to as the California Dream Act was released from suspense in a state Senate committee today, and is expected to go to the Senate floor next week for a vote. But unlike AB 130, a companion bill that was recently signed into law, the bill known as AB 131 faces slimmer odds of success.

Both measures aim to make it easier for undocumented college students to pay tuition. AB 130 allowed these students access to previously unavailable privately funded scholarships. AB 131 would grant them access to publicly funded financial aid, the same kind of financial aid now available to students who are U.S. citizens and legal residents. Although undocumented students can qualify for in-state tuition if they meet state residency requirements, they are still barred from public financial aid programs, such as Cal Grants.

[…] Unlike the federal Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, neither of the California bills proposes a path to legal status.

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US puts hold on gay couple visa cases ›

The U.S. government will no longer automatically deny applications for immigration benefits for same-sex couples, opting to put them on hold until it gets some legal advice on the Obama administration’s decision to stop defending the law that prohibits gay marriage

The decision to put off deciding the fate of applications for immigration benefits from gays and lesbians married to U.S. citizens is not a change in policy, said Chris Bentley, a spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Until USCIS announced the temporary change, applications for immigration benefits for foreign nationals married to a U.S. citizen of the same gender were automatically denied because the Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.

In February, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department would no longer defend the constitutionality of the law. Now, USCIS is awaiting legal direction from the Department of Homeland Security on how to handle applications for benefits from gay couples.

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sisterhoodispowerful:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

Agreed.  Can I get some memes of the people listed here?  We need more Defenders of the Uteri to populate this Tumblr. 
mymanyuntoldstories:

I’m sorry but this man does not deserve all the cookies for just being a decent human being.
There are others in congress who hold the same beliefs.
Here is an excerpt from a NARAL article which lists the representatives that stood against HR 3 on March 3 (thus not the only ones):
Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the committee’s ranking member, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York led the charge against the “Stupak on Steroids” bill. Rep. Nadler called the bill, which manipulates the tax code to advance an extreme anti-choice agenda, “an unprecedented attack on women, families, and their rights under the Constitution.”Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida called out an earlier version of H.R.3 that would have redefined rape as a “violent act against women.” Although the bill’s sponsors caved to public pressure on that issue, H.R.3 still poses a grave threat to women’s access to critical care.Reps. Zoe Lofgren of California and Hank Johnson of Georgia voiced their opposition to the anti-choice leadership’s attacks on women’s health care. Rep. Conyers proposed an amendment to the bill that would have protected Washington, D.C.’s right to use its own money to pay for abortion care for low-income women. This amendment was rejected.Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois proposed an amendment to ensure that women could access insurance that covers their reproductive-health needs. This amendment was rejected. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas proposed an amendment that would have protected a woman’s access to abortion care in situations where it’s necessary to protect her health. This amendment was rejected.Rep. Judy Chu of California proposed an amendment clarifying that hospitals may not allow women in need of life-saving abortion care to die. This amendment was also rejected.
WHY IS IT THE WHITE MAN WHO GETS RECOGNIZED?
Oh wait, racism and sexism.


This has definitely crossed my mind a few times during the Anthony Weiner tumblr love-fest. Yes, the man is a snappy talker and I certainly appreciate his efforts but he doesn’t get a giant gold star just because he gets it.

Dr. Judy Chu is my rep! I like Weiner for his snark, but kudos to all the reps that actually give a crap about us.

sisterhoodispowerful:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

Agreed.  Can I get some memes of the people listed here?  We need more Defenders of the Uteri to populate this Tumblr. 

mymanyuntoldstories:

I’m sorry but this man does not deserve all the cookies for just being a decent human being.

There are others in congress who hold the same beliefs.

Here is an excerpt from a NARAL article which lists the representatives that stood against HR 3 on March 3 (thus not the only ones):


Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the committee’s ranking member, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York led the charge against the “Stupak on Steroids” bill. Rep. Nadler called the bill, which manipulates the tax code to advance an extreme anti-choice agenda, “an unprecedented attack on women, families, and their rights under the Constitution.”
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida called out an earlier version of H.R.3 that would have redefined rape as a “violent act against women.” Although the bill’s sponsors caved to public pressure on that issue, H.R.3 still poses a grave threat to women’s access to critical care.
Reps. Zoe Lofgren of California and Hank Johnson of Georgia voiced their opposition to the anti-choice leadership’s attacks on women’s health care. 
Rep. Conyers proposed an amendment to the bill that would have protected Washington, D.C.’s right to use its own money to pay for abortion care for low-income women
This amendment was rejected.
Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois proposed an amendment to ensure that women could access insurance that covers their reproductive-health needs. 
This amendment was rejected. 
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas proposed an amendment that would have protected a woman’s access to abortion care in situations where it’s necessary to protect her health. 
This amendment was rejected.
Rep. Judy Chu of California proposed an amendment clarifying that hospitals may not allow women in need of life-saving abortion care to die. 
This amendment was also rejected.

WHY IS IT THE WHITE MAN WHO GETS RECOGNIZED?

Oh wait, racism and sexism.

This has definitely crossed my mind a few times during the Anthony Weiner tumblr love-fest. Yes, the man is a snappy talker and I certainly appreciate his efforts but he doesn’t get a giant gold star just because he gets it.

Dr. Judy Chu is my rep! I like Weiner for his snark, but kudos to all the reps that actually give a crap about us.

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No same-sex marriage this year for Maryland ›

Maryland was widely expected to become the next U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, but the plan crashed and burned March 11.

The bill to legalize gay marriage had passed the Senate and had the governor’s support, but, at the last minute, after almost three hours of debate in the House of Delegates, supporters realized they did not have the votes there.

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stfuconservatives:

nefariousnewt:

downlo:

In which Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) is fucking awesome (via):

Mr. Chairman, I rise in opposition to a bill that overturns the scientific finding that pollution is harming our people and our planet.

However, I won’t physically rise, because I’m worried that Republicans will overturn the law of gravity, sending us floating about the room.

I won’t call for the sunlight of additional hearings, for fear that Republicans might excommunicate the finding that the Earth revolves around the sun.

Instead, I’ll embody Newton’s third law of motion and be an equal and opposing force against this attack on science and on laws that will reduce America’s importation of foreign oil.

This bill will live in the House while simultaneously being dead in the Senate. It will be a legislative Schrodinger’s cat killed by the quantum mechanics of the legislative process!

Arbitrary rejection of scientific fact will not cause us to rise from our seats today. But with this bill, pollution levels will rise. Oil imports will rise. Temperatures will rise.

And with that, I yield back the balance of my time. That is, unless a rejection of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity is somewhere in the chair’s amendment pile.

BRAVO!!!!!!!! *clapping*

“The bill will be a legislative Schrodinger’s cat, killed by the quantum mechanics of the legislative process.”

That’s the kind of bad-ass speech I plan to give after I’m elected to Congress. Me and this guy are going to start the House Committee on Legitimizing Actual Science and Facts.

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