Posts tagged "texas"

Evil Texas Attorney General Attempts To Void Marriage License For Same-Sex Couple

In the latest news from evil Texan men in power, on Friday, Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the state’s Supreme Court to revoke a marriage license issued to same-sex couple…

Katrin Higher | February 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Wendy Davis’s Replacement Wore Anti-Abortion Cowboy Boots To Her Swearing In Ceremony

In order to run for Governor last term, All-American Shero Wendy Davis had to give up her seat in the Texas State Senate. Which means someone had to replace her.

Robyn Pennacchia | January 13, 2015 - 5:30 pm

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Wendy Davis Lost The Election, But She Changed The Game

Wendy Davis, kickass American hero, has lost the Texas gubernatorial election. I know I shouldn’t be surprised. For starters, she’s a Democrat, and Texas hasn’t had a Democratic governor in…

Claire Hannum | November 5, 2014 - 1:30 pm

John Grisham Is Wrong: It’s Not Easy To Stumble Upon Child Porn

It really isn’t easy to just stumble upon child porn, regardless of John Grisham’s assertions. [Daily Dot]
In South Carolina, stand your ground laws give domestic abusers a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 16, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Texas Throws Out Law Banning Creepshots

The Texas Supreme Court threw out a ban on “creepshots” this week, saying that it’s “paternalistic” for the government to “regulate the defendant’s mind” in a case in which someone…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 21, 2014 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: The Problem With Wendy Davis’ Abortion Story

First, let me say that I’m a fan of Wendy Davis. I look forward to reading her recently debuted memoir, Forgetting to Be Afraid, and I admire her amazing energy,…

Julia Fawkes Stuart | September 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Opens Up About Abortion 17 Years Ago

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis had an abortion 17 years ago, she revealed in a memoir being published next week. In her book Forgetting To Be Afraid, Davis shares that in…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Abortion Clinic Opening In New Mexico To Serve Embattled West Texas

Texas was hit hard by the state legislature’s abortion bills in 2013 which sought to shut down nearly all the clinics in the state by enacting a series of unnecessary

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Judges Fend Off Abortion Restrictions In Louisiana & Texas

A federal judge allowed a new abortion law to go into effect in Louisiana, which requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital no more…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Oh Hey, Texas: New Planned Parenthood Clinic To Open In Dallas

Planned Parenthood is opening a new abortion clinic in Dallas, Texas, that meets the state’s new laws requiring clinics to have the same standards of a “ambulatory surgical center.”

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm

#JusticeForJada: 16-Year-Old Texas Girl’s Alleged Rape Goes Viral With #JadaPose

A 16-year-old girl in Houston, Texas named Jada has had her alleged rape photographed, posted on social media, and then mocked across the Internet with the tasteless hashtag #jadapose.

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2014 - 1:30 pm

“Cold Beer And Titties”: Sexism At A Texas Boys Civics Conference

I guess the good ol’ boys of Texas get started early.

The progressive Texas politics blog Burnt Orange Report reported on Friday that nearly 1,000 high school-aged boys…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Texas Governor Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism

The Texas Republican Convention recently endorsed in its platform so-called “gay reparative therapy,” widely considered to be junk science by the medical community. While speaking in San Francisco last night,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

“Abortion Barbie” Posters Greet Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis In Los Angeles

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis flew to Los Angeles this week for a campaign fundraiser and was welcomed with warm temperatures, the promise of In-N-Out and, oh yeah, these “Abortion…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm

RIP Society: Texas Teacher Gave 15-Year-Old Student A Lap Dance For His Birthday

Birthday celebrations sure have changed since I was a kid: a middle school teacher in Texas has been arrested for performing a lap dance for her 15-year-old student on his…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

When Willie Nelson Met Wendy Davis

This photo of country singer Willie Nelson and Texas Democratic rabble-rouser Wendy Davis fills me with patriotism. Two of my favorite Americans standing side by side, united by a love…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Texas Father James Cosby Investigated In Murder Of Lesbian Daughter & Her Girlfriend

A week ago today, police in Galveston County, Texas, found the bodies of two young Black lesbians. Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, both 24, had both been murdered and police suspected…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Black Lesbian Couple Murdered In Texas

A Black lesbian couple was murdered in Galveston County, Texas. The bodies of Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, both 24, were found on Friday. The women had lived together…

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down In Texas

In 2005, Texas voters approved an amendment to the Texas constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Today, a  federal judge has struck down a ban…

Jessica Wakeman | February 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm
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