Staging a different kind of protest outside Trump Tower in NYC.
There is an entire set of these at this link.
We here in this country look to your basic goodness, sanity and intelligence — except for the unfortunate incident with that Ford fellow — as proof that perhaps we can do better in the U.S.
One suspects that, as with most elected officials in this country, she swore on the Bible to uphold the Constitution.
Not to uphold the Bible. To uphold the U.S. Constitution.
It’s not nice to swear on the Bible and then break your word. You’re gonna rot in hell for that, lady.
She didn’t have to do it this way, but evidently this Mississippi county court clerk wanted to make a statement.Grenada County Circuit Clerk Linda Barnette decided to relinquish the elected position she’s held for 24 years rather than issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple.
“I choose to obey God rather than man,” Barnette wrote in a resignation letter Tuesday, attributing her decision to Friday’s Supreme Court pronouncement of the right of all men and women to marry, regardless of sexual orientation.
Saying that issuing a civil marriage license is participating in same-sex marriage is akin to insisting that handing out license plates make you a car salesman.
Source: Miss. clerk resigns over SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage – NY Daily News
Her resignation letter. In all caps, of course — the scripting language of ignorance.
It’s about time. The government in California is doing one thing nearly every informed sane person agrees is one of its primary responsibilities — protecting public health — but this is yet another public good from which some extremist religious people (and certain well-meaning but underinformed parents) think they should somehow be exempt while the rest of us have to comply because we understand it’s in everyone’s best interests.
Religious rights should always end at the point where those rights endanger innocent children who did not choose to follow one religion or another.
Ending months of speculation on whether he would endorse the incendiary legislation, Gov. Jerry Brown [on June 30] signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents’ personal or religious beliefs.California now joins only two other states — Mississippi and West Virginia — that permit only medical exemptions as legitimate reasons to sidestep vaccinations.
“The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases,” Brown wrote in his signing message. “While it’s true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.”
Sens. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento and Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, co-authors of the legislation, soon after addressed reporters at a news conference held at a Sacramento elementary school where most of the students are fully vaccinated.
Source: California vaccine bill SB 277 signed into law by Jerry Brown – San Jose Mercury News