Yesterday, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that a bakery in Gresham, Oregon must pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake. You can read the ruling for yourself right here. Some salient facts:
Gresham, Oregon is a city of more than 100,000 people (a fifth of […]
Mike Huckabee isn’t just on the wrong side of history. He lacks the basic intelligence to distinguish history from his small-minded fantasies of right wing Christian theocracy. […]
The Supreme Court of the United States has announced this morning a decision that homosexual couples must have the same legal access to marriage as heterosexuals do.
Same-sex marriage is now legal across the United States. The name of the case is Obgerfell et. al v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.
The names of the 21 U.S. Senators who voted in favor of torture by the American government on June 16, 2015. […]
The House has passed an amendment that bans the Department of Justice from approaching technology companies and forcing them, or even requesting to, install backdoor evasions of encryption software. […]
So the Obama administration has been swearing up and down that without the power to search through Americans’ things and communications in bulk without warrants, the nation would be open to terrorist attack. And yet due to Senate delays, June 2 2015 saw the second day in a row without Patriot Act powers, without bulk […]
It is the first full day since the U.S. Senate allowed the bulk warrantless search capabilities of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act to expire. Mind you, the U.S. government still has surveillance powers. The U.S. government can still obtain the phone records, e-mails and other communications of any citizen. Its agents just need […]
It’s now been 709 days since the petition to Pardon Edward Snowden met the required standard of the official White House petition website (100,000 signatures within 30 days) to obtain a response from the Obama administration. 709 days later, there has been no response to the petition from President Obama or anyone else in the […]