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Mika Ellen Orzech
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Out and outspoken.
Out and outspoken.

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A deadline passed at midnight Tuesday for Mississippi officials to appeal a federal court ruling that found the state’s law banning adoption by same-sex couples was unconstitutional. By failing to continue defending the law, it is effectively dead. ~ from the article

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(via Kelli Anne Busey)

Easily a hundred trans people and allies crammed into the small Rockwall City Hall tonight far outnumbering a few stone-faced silent bigots. The haters were solemn because it was becoming increasingly obvious to them as Rockwall’s citizens spoke, that their cause was lost.

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A solid 57 percent of voters in the new poll want Garland to get both a hearing and a vote this year, compared to only 35 percent who favor waiting until next year. ~ from the article

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Well. Now that Schilling doesn't have to worry about what his employer thinks, his Facebook page is a disgusting montage of right-wing, anti-Democratic, anti-immigrant, anti-Islam, and anti-Black Lives Matter memes. It's a cornucopia of filth. ~ from the article

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Craig Knapp, 50, was attacked while walking his neighbor's dog Saturday in the Dallas gayborhood of Oak Lawn, the latest in a string of crimes against gay men in the area... Knapp says two men approached him shortly after 4 a.m., called him a gay slur, and began hitting him in the face. ~ from the article

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The woman sitting opposite her began to hurl homophobic and racist remarks at Pearl, but she decided to not retaliate and instead, film the entire outburst... After failing to provoke Pearl, the woman then stood up and began to physically assault her. ~ from the article

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Hundreds of workers at the nuclear and aeronautical facility in Simi Valley, which was instrumental in the US space program from 1949 to 2006, have died or fallen ill due to exposure to radiation... However, when those people applied for compensation in accordance with a US government program, their claims were denied, McClatchy DC reported. ~ from the article

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However, some human services workers in New Mexico have been doing something despicable in order to meet deadlines: falsifying documents in order to deny aid to families in need... Reports indicate that at least five workers in the New Mexico Human Services department confessed to fudging records and saying families had more than $100 in assets, and used that as an excuse to deny them aid for food. ~ from the article

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A 39-year-old Illinois man initially described as an “active shooter” on Monday was actually staging a demonstration against a Target department store for its trans-inclusive restroom policy, the Kankakee Daily Journal reported. ~ from the article

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Several agricultural lobbyists including United Egg Producers, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council have now sent a letter to the congressional subcommittee overseeing appropriations for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) asking to be exempted from Foia requests to their own respective promotional boards. ~ from the article
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