Judge Struck Down Pennsylvania Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

  • A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s law banning same-sex marriage today, calling it unconstitutional. PA’s Democratic attorney general said she wouldn’t defend the 1996 law, as she found it unconstitutional as well. Congratulations, PA couples who can now get married!  [NBC News]
  • A man who drugged and raped his wife for three years and filmed it all on his phone has only gotten eight years of home confinement as punishment. [Feministing]
  • Blogger Shanelle Matthews on why California should appeal the Maximum Family Grant rule, which forbids financial support to babies who are born into families receiving welfare. [RH Reality Check]
  • The New York Post’s cover calling New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray a “bad mom” could have been applied to any mom. [The New Yorker]
  • “Trigger warnings” don’t belong on classic literature, period. [Guardian UK]
  • Why Cecily McMillan’s 90-day sentence in prison is a threat to all protesters. [Guardian UK]
  • On bell hooks, Beyoncé and bullshit. [Crunk Feminist Collective]
  • An anti-abortion activist has been uninvited to appear as a “celebrity cashier” at a bratwurst festival. [Host.Madison.com]
  • Comedian Adam Carolla is whining again about the gay “mafia,” which is what he calls people who suggest homophobic jokes are not funny. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • On Internet gaming and rape in a virtual world. [On The Media]

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