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Name: Mary Mathieu
Gender: Female
Hometown: Chicago
Member since: Wed Sep 12, 2012, 09:25 PM
Number of posts: 17,997

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Wilco cancels Indiana concert

Obviously, not the economic impact of Angie's list and other huge corporations, but it rocks! Just like Wilco!

Wilco cancels Indianapolis show over Indiana's religious objection law

The rock band posted on its Facebook and Twitter pages Monday afternoon that the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act "feels like a thinly disguised legal discrimination" and that it would not appear at its scheduled May 7 show at the Murat Theatre in downtown Indianapolis.



http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-wilco-cancels-indy-shows-20150330-story.html




#StopTheInsanity

Final Four Moved? Emmert to Doyel on RFRA: 'If we have to move events, we'll do it''

"I hate to see the Final Four, which you fully appreciate as this extraordinary event — second only maybe to the Super Bowl, and certainly the dominant collegiate event in America — get caught up in a political debate," Emmert told me Monday. "This is a very, very important political issue. Make no mistake about it. It's why we take it so seriously. But it would have been preferable obviously to not have it connected to the Final Four."


http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2015/03/30/emmert-doyel-rfra-move-events/70689276/


Good! I hope it is moved. I feel bad for all the people that may have a problem getting to wherever it is moved but this is more important

To Pence -Song that just keeps giving

Lily Allen -Fuck You

Lily Allen - Fuck You [Official Music Video]:

Look inside,
Look inside your tiny mind,
Now look a bit harder
Cause we're so uninspired,
so sick and tired of all the
hatred you harbor

So you say
It's not okay to be gay
Well I think you're just evil
You're just some racist who
can't tie my laces
Your point of view is medieval

Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much
Cause we hate what you do
And we hate your whole crew
So please don't stay in touch

Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much
Cause your words don't translate
And it's getting quite late
So please don't stay in touch

Do you get,
Do you get a little kick out of
being slow minded?
You want to be like your father
It's approval you're after
Well that's not how you find it

Do you,
Do you really enjoy living a
life that's so hateful?
Cause there's a hole where
your soul should be
Your losing control of it and
it's really distasteful

Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much
Cause we hate what you do
And we hate your whole crew
So please don't stay in touch

Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much
Cause your words don't
translate and it's getting
quite late
So please don't stay in touch

Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you
Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you
Fuck you

You say,
You think we need to go to war
Well, you're already in one
Cause it's people like you
That need to get slew
No one wants your opinion

Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much
Cause we hate what you do
And we hate your whole crew
So please don't stay in touch

Fuck you (fuck you)
Fuck you very, very much
Cause your words don't translate
And it's getting quite late
So please don't stay in touch

Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, liberal, fanatical, criminal.

The Logical Song:

Anyone else getting whacky links?

Click on something and it takes you elsewhere? Or is putting a reply under a different post than it was on?

To Governor Mike Pence

Cross posted from GD. Hope you like it

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026434371

To. Governor Mike Pence


serious question about the anti-gay laws

Would this law in Indiana and coming in Arkansas, allow the State government to discriminate against LGBT people? Since Indiana has the anti-equality amendment, would same sex couples be legally denied SNAP, drivers license, medicade, etc with the new law? Would individuals working in State government be allowed to refuse services based on their personal beliefs?

I think the way the law is written, it might actually be upheld by higher courts. Just like discrimination suits against private businesses in States where LGBT people are not a protected class.

I hate to post and run but I have a ton of work to do. But I have been wondering about this since yesterday.

I appreciate your input and will be back later.

Thank you

Mary

It's not just Indiana and Arkansas. 85 bills in 28 States to discriminate against LGBT

Cross post from GD

Let's fight the good fight

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026427987

It's not just Indiana and Arkansas. 85 bills in 28 States to discriminate against LGBT

Whatever you can do to stay out of these States and not use any business based in these States, please do.

I wish it were just Indiana and Arkansas but, unfortunately, it's not. The backlash by the moral morons due marriage equality has hit 28 States with 85 bills in various stages. The fact that any have actually been signed into law is mind boggling.

The HRC and GLSEN are fighting to maintain, restore, and in some cases, give for the first time, equal rights for LGBT people across the country.

The HRC has put out this map to show the States with discriminatory laws



The diversity of the legislation is unprecedented and a record number of bills have been introduced.


Together, these bills undermine, and even cripple, fundamental protections and basic dignity for LGBT Americans and other minority groups.

Even in states with long traditions of support for equality, anti-equality lawmakers are introducing anti-LGBT bills.  Massachusetts, for example, is the latest state with a bill that would criminalize transgender people for using appropriate restrooms.  Anti-transgender "bathroom surveillance" bills have are now pending in Florida, Texas and a handful of other states.


More at links

http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/anti-lgbt-bills-introduced-in-28-states
http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/wave-of-anti-lgbt-bills-in-2015-state-legislative-sessions

These bills can change adoption proceedings and even foster care.

And how sad is this? How sad is it that in this day and age a kid has to worry, at school, about being outed!



HRC is partnering with LGBT groups and other civil and human rights groups across the country to fight the discrimination, in law and practice.

Some companies have come out against these discriminatory laws as well.

Tweet from CEO Tim Cook when Pence signed the bill into law:

Tim Cook        ✔ @tim_cook

Around the world, we strive to treat every customer the same — regardless of where they come from, how they worship or who they love.

12:58 PM - 27 Mar 2015

4,003 RETWEETS 4,853 FAVORITE

Salesforce.com, YELP CEO and C founder of PayPal, Starbucks, NAACP, some athletic associations have come out against, and in some cases already changed conferences, etc, in opposition to the discriminatory laws in Arkansas and Indiana. More are added to that list as the day goes by

GLSEN article

http://glsen.org/article/glsen-statement-indiana-religious-freedom-restoration-act

Please do what you can to fight these awful, outright unconstitutional, laws.

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