Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Today is a good day

Wendy Davis, a Texas state senator, is one of my new heroes. She filibustered day and night in order to prevent a vote to pass SB5, which would have put draconian restrictions on a woman's right to make decisions about her reproductive health. #standwithwendy trended as a Twitter hashtag throughout yesterday.

As indication of how polarizing this issue is:
But the filibuster was a success anyway--for now, at least:

I was surprised to see such progressivism come out of the state of Texas but Slate corrected me on this:

In other news, SCOTUS struck down Prop 8, the Defense of Marriage Act. Same-sex marriages will be recognized at the federal level. But the recognition of same-sex marriages at the state level will be contested in individual state races across the US.

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