wertheyouth:

VICTORY: the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has just struck down Viriginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The decision marks the second time since SCOTUS struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year that a federal appeals court has declared that state laws denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry or refuse to recognize the out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples are unconstitutional.

wertheyouth:

VICTORY: the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has just struck down Viriginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The decision marks the second time since SCOTUS struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year that a federal appeals court has declared that state laws denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry or refuse to recognize the out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples are unconstitutional.

“The United States is the only developed country not to offer paid maternity leave as part of federal policy.”

Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay - NYTimes.com

The hypocrisy of the GOP never ceases to amaze me.  ”Family Values” indeed.

(via evangotlib)

Snob

ingridrichter:

When commoners registered for Cambridge University it was necessary for them to place sine nobilitate, without nobility, after their names.  This was shortened to s. nob. and soon became “snob,” a pretender to position.

Complete Speaker’s And Toastmaster’s Library by Jacob M. Braude, 1965.

brooklynmutt:

New Favorite Tumblr: Counter-protesting anti-choice protestors
“My idea of rich is that you can buy every book you ever want without looking at the price and you’re never around assholes. That’s the two things to really fight for in life.”
John Waters (via brittanybarns)

(Source: marion--crane)

fire-dad:

The queen of America

fire-dad:

The queen of America

(Source: ibaaad)

humansofnewyork:

“My grandmother always told me: ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re crippled, blind, or crazy. All this world cares about is how you survive. As long as you don’t do drugs or go to jail, you’re gonna be fine.’”“What do you mean by: ‘The world only cares about how you survive?’”“The only thing people care about is if you’re working, and if you’re paying your taxes. I worked for the city for six years. During the time that I was working, I was Mr. Matthew Phillips. The moment that I wasn’t able to work anymore, I became a social security number.’”

humansofnewyork:

“My grandmother always told me: ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re crippled, blind, or crazy. All this world cares about is how you survive. As long as you don’t do drugs or go to jail, you’re gonna be fine.’”
“What do you mean by: ‘The world only cares about how you survive?’”
“The only thing people care about is if you’re working, and if you’re paying your taxes. I worked for the city for six years. During the time that I was working, I was Mr. Matthew Phillips. The moment that I wasn’t able to work anymore, I became a social security number.’”

upworthy:

The Shameful Truth About Who Makes Money Off Something Called The ‘Immigration Detention Bed Quota’
Sometimes it seems our system of immigration is purposefully broken — for instance, when you see infographics like this one and realize the massive profit that corporations are making off the detention of immigrants. It’s just one of those times you have to shake your head. And your fist.

upworthy:

The Shameful Truth About Who Makes Money Off Something Called The ‘Immigration Detention Bed Quota’

Sometimes it seems our system of immigration is purposefully broken — for instance, when you see infographics like this one and realize the massive profit that corporations are making off the detention of immigrants. It’s just one of those times you have to shake your head. And your fist.