Just don’t think about him while you’re doing it

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August 28, 2008

Broadsheet – Salon.com Jill Stanek Planned Parenthood is handing out more than 700 pounds of rubbers [at the Democratic National Convention] encased in a racy pink matchbook that reads: "Protect Yourself From John McCain (In This Election)." The back reads, "10 Things Everyone Should Know About John McCain," and includes one of 10 frightening facts […]

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Supreme Court of Mexico upholds liberal abortion law

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August 28, 2008

UPDATE  - The court upheld Mexico City's liberal abortion law. The justices voted 8 to 3 that the new law was valid. Original post: The NY Times has reported that the Supreme Court of Mexico is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to invalidate a Mexico City law that allows unrestricted abortions in the first […]

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Barney Frank: 15 more Dem seats = ENDA with transgender

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August 27, 2008

From an interview with Barney Frank at the Democratic National Convention, on congressional races in the coming election: "It’s most important that we increase [the number of Democrats] in the Senate and I believe we will by at least five, maybe seven or eight and that’s going to be very important because that is where […]

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AR to vote on gay foster, adoption ban

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August 27, 2008

Adoption, foster ban cleared for Ark. ballot – Washington Blade A proposal to ban unmarried couples living together from fostering or adopting children will appear on this fall's ballot. Secretary of State Charlie Daniels certified the proposed initiated act for the Nov. 4 ballot after verifying that the Arkansas Family Council Action Committee had submitted […]

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Schroer trial ends; outcome turns on meaning of “sex”

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August 27, 2008

Following is a post from Matt Coles, Director of the ACLU LGBT Rights Project, whose earlier post described the opening of the trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in which Diane Schroer, a MTF transgender person, challenged the decision by the Library of Congress to rescind a job offer to her, […]

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All conventions are political

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August 25, 2008

As has happened this year with the upcoming AALS annual conference, professional organizations often find themselves having to navigate local politics and calls for boycotts when selecting a location for their annual meetings. The American Political Science Association is in the midst of such a debate now, over whether to proceed with the choice of […]

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