Dick Cheney’s Lesbian Daughter Marries

  • Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, married her longtime partner Heather Poe today in Washington, D.C. In a statement, the Vice President said he was “delighted” his daughter could have her “relationship recognized,” adding “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.” You hear that, bigots? [Advocate]
  • A “fetal personhood” amendment, which would seek to criminalize abortion by giving a fetus the same rights as a person, may not make it on Ohio’s state ballot this November because the anti-abortion group behind it can’t gather enough signatures. [Feminist.org]
  • Double X blogger Amanda Marcotte on why women having kids later is better for everyone. [Double X]
  • Check out this new documentary, “The Invisible War,” which takes on the epidemic of sexual assault within the American military. [MSNBC]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended the need for women’s access to family planning before a United Nations conference on sustainability today in Rio de Janeiro. [Washington Post]
  • An NBA security official claims she sexually harassed by the U.S. Olympics’ women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma and punished when she rebuffed his advances. [The Grio]
  • Washington, D.C.’s mayor signed the Youth Bullying Prevention Act into law today, which will establish a task force to develop a model anti-bullying policy for D.C. schools. [Think Progress]
  • Women in Utah look back on Title IX 40 years after it broke barriers for women in sports. [Salt Lake City Tribune]
  • Did “Sex and the City” get BDSM sex right? [Bitch Magazine]
  • “Topless Feminist Disturbs ‘Psychic’ Pig.” I’m sorry, but I just had to share that headline. [Fox News]
  • Divorced and widowed women in India are less likely to commit suicide than married women in India, according to a new study in the medical journal Lancet. [Los Angeles Times]
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