Posts tagged "alabama"

Alabama’s Supreme Court Won’t Stop Gay Marriage In The State

Alabama’s Supreme Court decided not to impede gay marriages in the state. [New York Times]
Slate has a guide on best practices when writing about Bruce Jenner and gender transition. [Slate]
A 61-year-old man has been cleared of privacy charges after taking an upskirt photo of a 13-year-old girl. [Daily Dot]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 9, 2015

Gay Alabama Legislator Threatens To “Out” Adulterous Anti-Gay Officials

Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd was totally psyched when a federal judge overturned her state’s outdated ban on gay marriage. She was less impressed, however, by the way some officials reacted to it.

Specifically, House Speaker Mike Hubbard said that it was “outrageous when a single unelected and unaccountable federal judge can overtur…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 27, 2015

Alabama Teen Receives Death Threats For Posting Smiley Selfie At Auschwitz

Selfies strike again.

Breanna Mitchell, 18, of Roanake, Alabama, graduated from high school this year. In June, she celebrated this milestone by traveling to Europe with her grandmother and visiting Poland. Like many teens, Breanna documented her trip on social media. Sounds like a great story so far, right? The ugh moment i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2014

Legalizing Gay Sex Makes Alabamans “Less Protected” From Sexual Assault, Claims Attorney General

This week, Alabama shook off a long overdue, ridiculous law criminalizing oral and anal sex between unmarried partners. The anti-sodomy law was mostly used to criminalize homosexual behavior, even between consenting unmarried partners (I probably don’t need to tell you gay marriage is not legal in AL). An appeals court overturned the law, citing the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2014

Alabama Joins 21st Century, Overturns Ban On Oral & Anal Sex

Welcome to the 21st century, Alabama!

On Friday, an appeals court in the state overturned the anti-sodomy law, which criminalized consensual oral and anal sex between unmarried partners. The great state of AL punished “any act of sexual gratification between persons not married to each other involving the sex organs of one and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2014

Alabama Judge To Resentence Rapist Who Got Zero Prison Time

Following an outcry over some complete and utter bullllllshit, an Alabama judge will resentence a convicted rapist who got exactly zero prison time for his crimes. Austin Clem was found guilty by a jury of raping a teenaged girl, who was his neighbor, twice when she was 14 and again when she was 18.  Two…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Lube Leakage Causes Post Office Evacuation

A post office in Alabama was evacuated last week after a suspicious substance began leaking out of a package onto 12 to 15 other packages. After coming into contact with the liquid, two people were hospitalized as a precaution, CBS Atlanta reported. It caused a burning sensation on the skin and people were worried that…

By: Mary Odell / July 16, 2013

Oh, Good: Alabama Restricts Abortion Rights Even More

Alabama’s governor signed legislation placing more restrictions on abortion providers, including requiring them to have admitting privileges at the local hospital. [Yahoo]
Michigan lawmaker House Rep. Tom McMillin, a Republican, said transgender protections “violate the privacy rights of women and children,” saying that bathrooms should have to post signs saying “woman and girl…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2013

Alabama State Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin Says Abortions Remove A Woman’s Largest Organ & 5 Other Politicians Who Are Clueless About The Female Body

In shocking news to everyone, as a fetus you were your mother’s largest organ!  Or at least that’s what Alabama State Representative Mary Sue McClurkin (R) is now claiming.

The bill she introduced this week requires a series of demanding requirements of abortion clinics who perform this “big surgery.”  According to the Huffington Postthese…

By: Sarah Gray / February 20, 2013

Alabama Seeks More Restrictions On Abortion Clinics

Alabama has advanced an Orwellian-named bill called the “Women’s Health & Safety Act” which seeks to heap more restrictions on abortion providers — for instance, regulating the architectural infrastructure of the buildings — in hopes it can close the state’s five remaining clinics. [Think Progress, Blog.Al.com]
According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 75…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2013

The Soapbox: In America, We Treat Our Moms Like Second-Class Citizens

Are you a mother? Do you know someone who is? You probably do, and that’s why you should be very concerned about Alabama’s chemical endangerment clause, which aims to protect fetuses from mothers who abuse drugs. Alabama’s law — and others like it — signify a wave of legislation aimed at granting fetuses more rights

By: Julie Gerstein / May 1, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Alabama To Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks

Alabama’s state House and Senate have approved a bill to ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, except in cases of risk of death or physical harm to the mother. [Reuters]
Nassau County in Long Island, New York, has offered $7 million to female police officers who filed a gender discrimination lawsuit because they…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2011

Today’s Lady News: An Apology For Gang Rape, 65 Years Too Late

Sixty-five years too late, Recy Taylor, 91, has received an apology from her hometown and the state of Alabama, which refused to prosecute the seven white men who abducted and gang raped her in 1944. Rosa Parks took up Taylor’s case and directed attention to the racial and sexual injustices faced by black women i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2011

Alabama Not Such a Sweet Home For The Sex Toy Industry

In a supreme stroke of moronic-ness, this Friday Alabama’s Supreme Court upheld a 1998 ban on selling sex toys on Friday. It’s still perfectly legal to go Down South on yourself in private, thank God. But Alabama’s highest court said the legislature is allowed to ban the sale of sex tales in public, meaning it’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Positions, Attractiveness, Toys, And Microfiber

If you need a recommendation for what to do tonight after your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, check out these sex positions, illustrated by wood models. [Men.Style.com]
All this time people have been saying that men are attracted to good looks and women are attracted to money, but really everyone’s into rich, hot people. [Science Daily]…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 14, 2008