Posts tagged "new jersey"

Of Course Cory Booker Is Going Vegan

Of course American Superhero Cory Booker is going vegan for the holidays. Cory Booker is out to save every life — human or otherwise — on the planet. I’m pretty sure that if you get a paper cut, all you have to do is tweet at Cory Booker and he’ll come out to put a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 26, 2014

New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous identity of “Brian.” [Asbury Park Press]
Here are seven Black women to follow for updates on the aftermath of Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

Four Men Arrested In NJ For Filming Sexual Assault On Drunk Teen Girl

One teenager and three adult men in New Jersey have been arrested for sexually assaulting a drunk 15-year-old girl, filming the assault, and showing the video to other people. The teen was told that she had been assaulted at a backyard gathering, which she does not remember at all, and police found video shot…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2014

New Jersey Does Not Appreciate Dove’s “Armpit Of America” Deodorant Ad

Who knew New Jersey-ians were so touchy? Dove has apologized for a prospective billboard for their new NutritionMoisture deodorant that ruffled feathers (er, clanged gold chains?) in the Garden State. “Dear New Jersey,” it read, “when people call you the ‘Armpit Of America,’ take it as a compliment. Sincerely, Dove.” The delicate sensibilities of people…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2014

New School Bill Requires Kids Take Social Media Class

Grown-ups can scarcely be trusted with their social media accounts, so how in the world can we expect their kids to fare any better? That’s right: We can’t. So how about teaching it in school to flatten out their learning curve? Read more on HLN…

By: HLN / January 17, 2014

Horrible, Delusional Parents Sue New Jersey For The Right To “Convert” Their Gay Son Straight

In today’s depressing news, a couple is suing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the state’s recent ban on gay conversion therapy. Christie signed the bill into law this August, which prevents therapists from attempting to “convert” gay teenagers into being straight. Because it’s complete and utter quack psychology bullshit.

But! These horrible…

By: Claire Hannum / November 5, 2013

Cory Booker Kicks Off Same-Sex Marriages In New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker married seven same-sex couples minutes after midnight this morning. New Jersey has officially begun recognizing gay marriage, making it the 14th state in the nation to do so. Mazel tov to all the happy couples who can finally tie the knot! [Guardian UK]
Tyra Banks is open to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013

New Jersey To Issue Licenses For Same-Sex Couples On Monday!

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled that the state must start issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning on Monday. Last month, an NJ judge ruled the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does. NJ will become the 14th state to recognize gay marriage, plus D.C. Congrats, everybody getting married because of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2013

NJ Court Says State Must Recognize Gay Marriage

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does, so that NJ citizens can receive their federal benefits. Presently, LGBT folks in NJ can only have civil unions.  [WNYC, New York Times]
The Center for Reproductive Rights, the ACLU, and other organizations filed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2013

Watch Out, New Jersey: The Testicle-Eating Pacu Fish Is Here To Eat Your Balls

Gird your loins, New Jersey: the powerfully-jawed pacu fish, known to bite off the testicles of unsuspecting fishermen, has been caught in Passaic lake. A 77-year-old man reeled in a strange-looking fish with “human teeth,” so he brought it to a nearby pet supply store. Come to find out, the ugly critter is an invasive…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Issues Ban On Ex-Gay Therapy

Chris Christie may not have done much bill-signing on Friday, but the same can’t be said for today. The AP reports that the governor is set to sign a bill that will prevent licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teens straight. New Jersey will join California as the second state to outlaw “gay conversion therapy.” Christie has already…

By: Newser / August 19, 2013

Sex Trafficking Ring Busted In New Jersey

It is easy to think of sex trafficking as something that only happens far off in Asia or in the movie Taken. But human trafficking happens in America as well. This week, in Lakewood, New Jersey, Jose Cruz “Chato” Romero-Flores, along with his girlfriend and four male associates, were arrested in a human trafficking bust,…

By: Mary Odell / July 21, 2013

Prince Hot Ginge Hits Up The Jersey Shore

Gym, tan and laundry was not on the agenda — but Prince Harry did hit up the Mantoloking, New Jersey boardwalk on his United States tour to view damage by Superstorm Sandy and play boardwalk games with Governor Chris Christie and some kiddies.

What a good sport. We all know he would have…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013

Tanning Mom Supports The Anti-Tanning Law She Inspired, Continues To Be Amazing

My obsession with Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil grows stronger with every passing public appearance. Her latest is this gem of a TMZ interview where she responds to New Jersey’s newly instated “Tan Mom Law,” which requires anybody under the age of 17 to have a parent or legal guardian present when using a tanning bed. …

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 4, 2013

Girls Take No Cursing Pledge At NJ Catholic School

A New Jersey Catholic high school is under fire for asking girl students to take a no-swearing pledge for 30 days because it says, “We want ladies to act like ladies.”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2013

New Jersey Has A State Dinosaur — And I Am So, So Jealous

In addition to having a state bird, a state motto and a state garbage dump (I kid! NEW JERSEY!), New Jersey also has one very special thing: s state dinosaur. Yes, that’s right — the tiny coastal state elected the tree-eating herbivore Hadrosaurus foulkii as its state dinosaur in the early ’90s. Sadly, the state…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 2, 2012

New York, New Jersey Forced To Evacuate Again

The Nor’easter threatening the already-battered Atlantic Coast is weakening, but New York and New Jersey are still ordering evacuations ahead of the storm, which is already pelting Washington with ice and stirring seas as high as 7.5 feet off New York. In New York City, parks and beaches have been closed, construction halted, and 770 flight…

By: Newser / November 7, 2012

Our New Hero: Teen Madison Galluccio Asks NJ To Let Her Gay Dads Marry

Gay marriage is a hot-button issue, but its reach goes far beyond simply the same-sex couples who wish to be joined in matrimony. It also affects their kids. Like 15-year-old Madison Galluccio, who gave a heartfelt speech this week to New Jersey lawmakers in an effort to push forth same-sex marriage rights. As Galluccio so…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2012

NJ Bridal Salon Refuses To Sell Lesbian Bride A Gown

Every bride dreams about picking out her perfect wedding gown and then being told she is a sinner who will burn in the fire-y pits of hell. Oh, wait, she doesn’t? Then you fail, Here Comes the Bride of Somers Point, New Jersey. You fail big.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2011

Miraculously, “Jersey Shore” Isn’t Hurting New Jersey’s Image

Relax, New Jersey-ites. Though they’ve tried their damnedest, the cast of “Jersey Shore” has not succeeded in making the Garden State look bad. When it comes to their opinions of NJ, a Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll of 711 adults released today could not find a statistical difference between people who watch “Jersey Shore”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2011
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