Here’s all the news on our radar today.
• First of all, tell Governor Rick Perry that he’s full of bad ideas.
• With the Supreme Court ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional, binational same-sex couples will no longer be excluded from immigration benefits based on marital status. [Colorlines]
• A Tumblr has been made in recognition of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s awesomness—The Notorious R.B.G. (which includes the comic at right) [Notorious R.B.G.]
• Speaking of abortion restrictions, here’s a report on what the huge turnout of protesters to support Wendy Davis in Texas says about the future of the state: “They were the Texans that national observers rarely see—and they are helping to plant the seeds of a progressive revival in the state.” [American Prospect]
• What does “cooling-off period” mean? Natasha Vargas-Cooper explains the language of abortion restrictions and how it negatively affects women. [Buzzfeed]
• “Let Her Play!” Seventh-grade Maddy Baxter was kicked off her school’s football team because she is a girl. Apparently, school officials told Maddy’s mother that she can’t play on the boys’ team because they might have impure thoughts. Support her cause via her facebook page. [Yahoo]
• What is queerbaiting, and how can we fix it in television? [Autostraddle]
• The People’s Record reports on the “invisible American workforce: prisoners.” American inmates are paid almost nothing to make a wide variety of products—from chicken to college dorm furniture. [People’s Record]
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NYC passes Paid Sick Days & oversight of NYPD!
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on paid sick days for New Yorkers: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/nyc-paid-sick-time_n_3507814.html
and on City Council increasing oversight of New York Police Department: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/nyregion/new-york-city-council-votes-t...
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