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Ohio Judge: ‘I Don’t Want to See Democracy Die in the Darkness’

Ohio Judge: ‘I Don’t Want to See Democracy Die in the Darkness’

After making headlines for months because of court cases regarding early voting in Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted is once again battling with a judge over voting. This time, the case concerns Husted’s 11th hour directive that could cause legitimate provisional ballots to be thrown out in the state of Ohio. Provisional ballots were...
Sweeping Victory for Marriage Equality

Sweeping Victory for Marriage Equality

Yesterday, voters in Maine, Washington, and Maryland voted to legalize same-sex marriage, and voters in in Minnesota rejected a constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Same sex marriage is already legal in six states and the District of Columbia via legislative action. However, the issue of marriage...
President Obama Endorses Marriage Equality on the Ballot

President Obama Endorses Marriage Equality on the Ballot

Yesterday, President Obama’s campaign released three statements announcing his endorsement of state ballot initiatives to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, Washington, and Maine. In April the President also spoke out against the measure in Minnesota, which would change the state’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage, even though Minnesota already has a law against same-sex marriage....
New Study: Romney/Ryan Medicare Reform Would Raise Costs for Seniors

New Study: Romney/Ryan Medicare Reform Would Raise Costs for Seniors

A new study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that nearly six in ten seniors would likely pay higher premiums for their Medicare benefits under a “premium-support” system. In a premium-support system, seniors would receive a voucher from the government to buy an insurance plan on the market. They would theoretically be able to...
Cuccinelli Gets His Way -- VA Board of Health Reverses Decision

Cuccinelli Gets His Way — VA Board of Health Reverses Decision

Today the Virginia Board of Health met and voted 13-2 to reverse their June decision to grandfather in existing clinics, exempting them from new, hospital-like restrictions for the state’s abortion clinics, commonly called TRAP laws or Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers. Instead, the board has allowed existing clinics to come into compliance with regulations within...
Romney Announces Ryan as VP Pick

Romney Announces Ryan as VP Pick

On Saturday Mitt Romney announced Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice-presidential running mate. Ryan is widely known as the architect of a budget passed by the House in Spring 2012 that dismantles Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. The Daily Beast reports that the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said Ryan’s budget “calls for...
Here We Go Again: Personhood Returns to Colorado

Here We Go Again: Personhood Returns to Colorado

Update 9/12/2012:Colorado Personhood Will Not Appear on November 2012 Ballot Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced today that the Colorado Personhood Coalition has missed the Monday deadline for ballot certification for the “Personhood” Amendment to appear on the November 2012 ballot. On August 29, Gessler determined that the amendment did not have enough valid...

Anti-Abortion Activist to Face Jury Trial in Harassment of Doctor

US District Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled yesterday that Angel Dillard will face a jury trial in the case against her that alleges Dillard violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE), a law protecting abortion clinics. The Justice Department filed a civil complaint in 2011 against Dillard for sending a threatening letter...
Chick-Fil-A: Would You Like a Side of Homophobia and Misogyny with that Chicken Sandwich?

Chick-Fil-A: Would You Like a Side of Homophobia and Misogyny with that Chicken Sandwich?

This week, you may have heard that Chick-Fil-A doesn’t like gay people. In fact, you may have heard that Chick-Fil-A dislikes gay people so much that they donate millions of dollars to anti-gay rights organizations. When COO Dan Cathy was asked about these anti-gay feelings and these large sums of money in a recent interview, he...