A federal judge has just ruled that Pennsylvania’s state ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. If the state doesn’t appeal the decision and marriage equality becomes law, it will be the last state in the Northeast to legalize same-sex marriage. About time!
Several couples sued the state in July for the right to marry in Pennsylvania or to have their out-of-state same-sex marriages recognized. A 1996 state law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
"Plaintiffs suffer a multitude of daily harms, for instance in the area of child-rearing, healthcare, taxation and end-of—life planning," Jones said in his written opinion.
He called the couples who brought the case “courageous.”
Two in two days!!! You guys!!
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has ordered Ohio’s prisons agency to restore hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who sued after they were stopped.
In her complaint, inmate Whitney Lee says she experienced a medical setback and depression after prison officials abruptly stopped the treatments in February 2012.
Judge Algenon Marbley ruled Wednesday the state’s actions have harmed and injured Lee and it must immediately resume her estrogen treatment.
The state argues Lee’s case should have been dismissed because she didn’t exhaust the administrative grievance process first.
Court filings say the 36-year-old Lee has undergone continuous hormone therapy since 1999.
Lee is housed with male inmates in Mansfield Correctional Institution. She’s serving a three-year sentence on forgery and theft charges out of Hamilton County.
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can someone please care about me for more than like a week
If you were raped, it wasn’t your fault.
If you were hit, it wasn’t your fault.
If you were molested it wasn’t your fault.
If you were abused in any way, it wasn’t your fault.
I don’t care WHO abused you or WHY, it wasn’t your fault.
It wasn’t your fault.
This is an old family picture.
My family does not support my being in the LGBTQIA community. They actually are opposed to it. They tell me every day that its disgusting and that it’s sinful and I’ll go to hell for liking women.
I moved out when I was seventeen, and in January I moved back in with them because I couldn’t handle everything that was going on. Every day one of my five siblings tells me to go back to Minnesota. My little brother Charlie (the black baby in the picture) is now 8 and he constantly physically attacks me and tells me that I’m not his sister and to leave. My other siblings make it very obvious and clear that they don’t want me here and my parents tell me constantly that they’re gonna kick me out soon.
I’ve been saving every penny for a bus ticket to Oregon to stay with my best friend and today I found this picture in my sisters’ room ON DISPLAY. Not hidden. On display. They cut my face out of the picture.
And that… That was just the last straw.
I don’t care if anyone reblogs this or whatever, I don’t wanna get popular, I just want people to know that this is not what a family looks like. This is not something people should have to go through.
This is no life.
a true story of the traumatic real life situations a gay person faces