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There were five Republicans in the Indiana legislature who voted against the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." Their reasons for doing so are telling.
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+Patrick Nolan by work you mean greeting the people of walmart? We can do this all day, buba. 
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47 hours to go. Looks like an awesome project.
 
I don't think I saw this in my feed; the artists' list seems pretty interesting and there's some nice rewards! There's only 50 hours to go, so check it out :) 
Hazel Newlevant is raising funds for CHAINMAIL BIKINI: The Anthology of Women Gamers on Kickstarter! CHAINMAIL BIKINI is a comics anthology celebrating female gamers! Video games, RPGs, LARPing, and more.
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"There are several important differences in the Indiana bill but the most striking is Section 9. Under that section, a “person” (which under the law includes not only an individual but also any organization, partnership, LLC, corporation, company, firm, church, religious society, or other entity) whose “exercise of religion has been substantially burdened, or is likely to be substantially burdened” can use the law as “a claim or defense… regardless of whether the state or any other governmental entity is a party to the proceeding.”

Every other Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to disputes between a person or entity and a government. Indiana’s is the only law that explicitly applies to disputes between private citizens.* This means it could be used as a cudgel by corporations to justify discrimination against individuals that might otherwise be protected under law. Indiana trial lawyer Matt Anderson, discussing this difference, writes that the Indiana law is “more broadly written than its federal and state predecessors” and opens up “the path of least resistance among its species to have a court adjudicate it in a manner that could ultimately be used to discriminate…” "
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The thing is, a lot of people know better. They just don't care because they want to justify this bullshit. Or, in the case of the gaming community, they don't want to be inconvenienced by Gen Con potentially moving away.
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The writing on clothing labels is generally kept pretty pithy, because unless customers are shopping in Milan, they’re likely not all that interested in the details of their garments’ origins. But, in reality, just as important as fit ...
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Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" bill was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence last Thursday, but one grassroots campaign promoting inclusion is growing in its aftermath -- and rapidly. Open For Service, an initiative aimed at...
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Many of us, for various reasons, can't/won't leave, even though we oppose the law. And if we did leave, that is letting the bullies win.
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by Steve Sanders. Professor Sanders teaches constitutional law, constitutional litigation, and family law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Technically, there was little if anything in what Gov. Mike Pence said about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act in his ABC News interview Sunday morning that was factually false. ; But much of what he said was materially
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Indiana Governor Mike Pence went on This Week with George Stephanopoulos to defend Indiana's so-called 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act', but info from GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project demonstrated how much anti-LGBT animus was behind the law.
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And +Bill Compton ​gives an excellent example of the type of behavior that earns him a block from my stream.
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"We live in a pluralistic and civil society, where our social contract demands we sometimes relinquish individual liberties in the name of a more just and open society. This means that while we are all entitled to our religious beliefs, the extent and impact of those beliefs, and what we may impose because of them, stops at the tips of our noses. This also means we must learn to respect and, yes, even love our neighbors, despite our differences."
The days are over where some may be denied a seat at the table simply because of who they are — or in this case, whom they love.
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quote: Faulkner did not explain how President Obama’s use of a “selfie stick” in a video to promote the Affordable Care Act in February influenced a teen who had taken the smiling selfie at Auschwitz six months earlier.
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not sure it's blaming so much as conflating to the point of absurdity.
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It started out as an idea to take the negative being played out in the media and to channel it into something positive. Since its...
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Fiber artist, procrastinator, SCAdian, feminist, conservationist, liberal, gamer, geek of many colors.
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Things I take seriously, organized alphabetically:
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    • Preservation of Public Lands
    • Reduction in use of Toxic Chemicals, and improper disposal thereof
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I make a lot of public posts. I reserve the right to block people who engage in abusive language, or who tick me off. This is not a matter of censorship, I am not a government entity preventing you from speaking in a public space. This is a matter of active curation. If you don't like it, you can keep your comments to other spaces in the Plusverse and across the internet. It's a big place, I promise.
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Contributor to the Smithsonian Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Exhibit (10/10 - 4/11); Hook-wielding member of the Crochet Liberation Front; once met and touched Secretariat.
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Bevin an Broc Drannach, DreamSpun Fiber Arts, DreamSpunFiber, BevinBadger