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Defunct Laws Used To Maintain Persecution |ZackFord|

Defunct Laws Used To Maintain Persecution | ZackFord Blogs:
"It seems that we have seen a lot of really unfortunate stories this year about bar raids and beatings and they keep streaming in. The LGBT community is still treated grossly unfairly by law enforcement, from arrests for nothing to weak sentences when the “gay panic” defense is used.

My buddy Nathaniel pointed me to a piece in Slate today about how there are laws that are still enforced despite being overturned by the courts as being unconstitutional. One such law in New York is a law against cruising (yes, simply propositioning someone for sex) that was struck down in 1983"


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Chris Geidner: In Iowa, judges are ousted.

Via Chris Geidner's Poliglot blog at Metro Weekly:


In Iowa, which declared Iowa's marriage ban unconstitutional under the state's constitution in 2009, the National Organization for Marriage got one of its first electoral victories this year. The judicial retention elections appear to have resulted in the replacement of all three justices up for a vote this year.

Here, as of 3:35 a.m. and with 1767 out of 1774 precincts reporting, are the Iowa Secretary of State's election results:

Supreme Court Justice David L. Baker
Yes 443437 45.75%
No 525865 54.25%

Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit
Yes 442459 45.6%
No 527921 54.4%

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus
Yes 437118 44.99%
No 534486 55.01%

The court was unanimous in its 2009 ruling that Iowa's constitution required marriage equality."

Can we trust Rasmussen anymore?


Happy Hour Roundup will be coming late today. Fortunately, there is lots of news to report on! Unfortunately, there will be no time for me to collect it and send it. Expect it between 5pm and 6pm!