Big it news here in Florida! Equality Florida has launched TransAction Florida! TransAction Florida is an initiative to promote equality for transgender people. It has a Facebook page and a Twitter feed so far.
Also of note is that Florida State Rep. Holly Raschein has proposed the Florida Competitive Workforce Act. This legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state law prohibiting discrimination.
Finally, the appeals of the handful of district court decisions striking down Florida’s gay marriage ban have been consolidated. The 11th circuit court of appeals has refused to overrule the expiration of the stay on the district court ruling. This means that, barring intervention by the right-wing U.S a Supreme Court, same-sex marriage will be legal in Florida! 🎈🎉🎈🎉🎈 Hurray!
This post was mostly sourced from Equality Florida.
Here is an article explaining how to be an ally of African-Civil rights activists. Those of us supporting African-Americans in the movement arising in the wake of the highly publicized killings of young African-American men need to take heed.
via 11 Rules for New Anti-Racist Allies.
By the way, protest marches over the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner are taking place today. Let us build up the momentum.
Following the tragedy on September 11, 2001, the Bush/Cheney Administration created a Government in the shadows that fought the war on terror using torture.
via Danger, Government In The Shadows. This report exposes what the Bush/Cheney administration wrought. Those two clowns and many of their fellow Republicans have responded by throwing childish tantrums. When will they learn that torture does not work? May grown ups prevail!
Tomorrow is indeed a historic day! The Orion spacecraft, without a crew, will be launched on its maiden flight from the Kennedy Space Center tomorrow at 7:05 AM. This will be the first time sincere Apollo Era that a ship containing a crew compartment will be launched beyond Earth orbit. NASA TV, which can be viewed online or via app, will have coverage starting at 4:30 AM.
This says it all. Now is long past time for eBay and others to leave the incredibly extreme ALEC. Pressure these members of the rogue organization is exactly the action we need to undertake to build momentum in wake of last month’s electoral fiasco.