Posts tagged civil rights.

California becomes 1st state to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy for teens


NBC News: California has become the first state in the nation to ban therapy that tries turning gay teens straight. Gov. Jerry Brown says he signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under 18 from undergoing ‘sexual orientation change efforts.’ The law goes into effect Jan. 1.

The bill was sponsored by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, who says unethical practices by mental-health providers to try changing a young person’s sexual orientation have caused psychological harm.


The FIRST state?

And this is still 2012 right, we didn’t go back in time?

JFC Amurrrica, get your shit together. 



Macon Phillips, of the Executive Office of the President, tweets this striking image of President Obama seated in the bus where Rosa Parks initiated her quest for civil rights.

Amazing pic. (EDIT: It’s worth noting the bus is currently in the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. Thanks Margarita Noriega!)

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… The streets of Jackson belong to the residents of Jackson.


Maryland today became the eighth state to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s marriage equality bill passed in the state Senate by a vote of 25 to 22.

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The Violent End of the Man Called Malcolm

His life oozing out through a half dozen or more gunshot wounds in his chest. Malcolm X, once the shrilled voice for black supremacy, lay dying on the stage of a Manhattan Auditorium.

Today marks 47 years since the assassination of Malcolm X.

(see related Eve Arnold: Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam)

Bigoted Governor Chris Christie Vetoes New Jersey Equality Bill ›


The fat, old, bald, white, Christian, male who sits in the Governor’s chair in New Jersey has decided that he and his god don’t give a damn about equality. He’s hoping to be seen in 20 years as this moment’s George Wallace. When he apologizes 20 years from now, remember to tell him that you do not forgive him, and to “F*ck Off!”

However, the people of NJ are for marriage equality, so when Christie gets caught in a gay scandal the law will be sure to change.



Washington state has legalized same-sex marriage. Washington’s legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage Wednesday by a 55-43 vote, making Washington the 7th state to do so.

Gov. Chris Gregoire says she will sign the legislation into law next week.

Washington joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont (and Washington D.C.) in granting marriage licences to same-sex couples.

State Rep. Jamie Pedersen (D-Seattle), who is gay, spoke on behalf of the approved bill:

“I would like for our four children to grow up understanding that their daddy and their poppa have made that kind of a lifelong commitment to each other. Marriage is the word that we use in our society to convey that idea.”

Hey guys, I love living in Washington.

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Happy Birthday to civil rights activist Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (b. February 4, 1913)

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