Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In the News- Legalization of Discrimination

 Wow. JUST TODAY, March 24th  - so many legislators around the U.S. have proposed or are passing bills to LEGALLY DISCRIMINATE.   Really?  Isn't this 2015 and not 1920?  Read these articles below with proven news sources.
    This is HARSH.  Since many states have made gay marriage legal, the right wing politicians in office have gone insane to create LAWS to make discrimination legal against gay people, to BLOCK them from getting married, to block gay people from getting life-saving help, to refuse gay people adoptions, and even impeach judges that ruled that Equality means Equality.
  And for those of you who are Religious- Good for you. That doesn't give you a right to discriminate against people unlike you. It makes me sick to think that actual elected officials are doing this crap and legislating hatred. -
 

March 24, 2015
Idaho measure calls for impeachments of judges who support marriage equality
The Idaho House last week passed a resolution calling for the impeachment of federal judges who rule in favor of same-sex marriage. The bill, which follows a number of court rulings legalizing marriage equality in Idaho and elsewhere, now heads to the Senate. Democratic state Rep. John McCrostie, who is the only openly LGBT lawmaker in Idaho, indicated that the measure would have little effect other than to provide campaign fodder for certain lawmakers. KUOW-FM (Seattle) (3/17), Idaho Press-Tribune (Nampa)/The Associated Press (3/18), The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) (free content) (3/20), The Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho) (3/21)
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Mich. lawmakers vote to let adoption agencies refuse gay parents
Michigan's Republican-led House approved a bill last week that would allow adoption agencies to refuse gay couples on the basis of religious beliefs. The bill would prevent state or local government from punishing adoption agencies exercising objections. "It's not just [a] license to discriminate. It's actually writing a check for that discrimination," said state Rep. Jeff Irwin, a Democrat. MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration) (3/18), The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)/The Associated Press (3/18)
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Mo. Legislature considers slate of anti-LGBT bills
Lawmakers in Missouri are considering eight bills that could allow anti-LGBT discrimination, including one that would grant university groups exemptions from nondiscrimination policies and another that would require all public restrooms to be gender-divided. "These bills are all attacks that try to move us backwards," said Kyle Piccola of PROMO, a state LGBT advocacy organization. KSHB-TV (Kansas City, Mo.) (3/20), ThinkProgress.org/MSNBC (3/19)
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Utah clerks given ability to opt out of same-sex marriages
Utah government officials will be allowed to refuse to marry same-sex couples under legislation signed by Gov. Gary Herbert last week. County clerks' offices will be required to designate someone else to perform marriages if a clerk refuses to do so. Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah)/The Associated Press (3/20), KSTU-TV (Salt Lake City) (3/21)
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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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