Posts tagged "nebraska"

Franchesca Ramsey Explains Why The Whitewashing Of “Stonewall” Is BS

Rioters Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson probably won’t even be portrayed in the film.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 7, 2015

Nebraska Won’t Recognize Driver’s License From Lesbian With Wife’s Last Name

Nebraska won’t recognize a driver’s license — or more specifically, the name on a license — because the woman it belongs to, Sue Stroesser, is married to another woman and the state does not recognize same-sex marriage. Stroesser has been with her partner for 30 years. Seriously, Nebraska, do you realize how stupid you…

Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2014

Meet Valerie Dodds, The 19-Year-Old Who Masturbated With A Crucifix At Her Former Catholic High School

Right now, St. Pius X High School’s staff and student body are praying for the soul of former student Valerie Dodds, after the 19-year-old returned to the Lincoln, Nebraska, campus to take nude photos and masturbate with various props, including a crucifix. Dodds, who graduated from a non-Catholic high school in the area and now…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 7, 2013

Today’s Lady News: Nebraska Pols Know Better Than Doctors When Fetuses Feel Pain

An anti-abortion law goes into effect in Nebraska today based on the idea that a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks, a claim denied by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. That’s not stopping Nebraska’s Sen. Mike Johanns: He is introducing federal legislation (which has been reintroduced and shot down every year since…

Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Nebraska To Require Mental Health Screening For Abortion

Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval to a bill today that will require mental health screening for women seeking an abortion. The language of the bill specifies doctors need to ascertain whether a woman has been pressured into ending her pregnancy. The bill is expected to receive Gov. Dave Heineman’s signature soon. [Washington Post]
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Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2010