Congratulations, all gay members of our nation, you finally are getting some basic civil rights. The Supreme Court ruling had just one right wing GOP judge side with basic civil rights for gay people and this tipped the scales. The Chief Justice hinted that he was going to do this previous to the ruling. The War on Women, on the other hand, rages onwards with Texas in the forefront but across the board, wherever the GOP rules a state house, they are reducing basic civil rights of women via putting up roadblocks on contraception and twisting the definition of rape.
Texas abortion bill fails to pass after epic filibuster due mainly to just one person, the Democrat from Fort Worth, Wendy Davis: After epic Lone Star filibuster, Gov. Perry calls for new special session – U.S. News
At age 19, Davis was divorced and a single mother, raising her daughter in a trailer park in Tarrant County. She took two years of community college courses before transferring to Texas Christian University, according to her state legislature profile. She became the first person in her family to graduate from college, and went on to Harvard Law School.
The GOP is determined to end birth control civil rights women worked hard for knowing full well, a woman who controls when she has children has power and if she can’t stop pregnancies, she is hamstrung, crippled, basically sidelined. This also is mainly due to fears white middle class and upper class women don’t want 10 children each while in the slums mainly due to little access to birth control and often a cynical move to gain welfare grants, children of minorities proliferate.
The fact is, the ethnic/religious balance of power in a democracy shouldn’t hinge on wild, out of control population expansion. This is highly destructive in the real world. But it is a very powerful force with countries that eliminate birth controls seeing populations double each decade like India, most of Africa, the Middle East, etc. Religious bigotry goes hand in glove with denial of women’s rights and hatred of gays is the running horse next to enslavement of women via enforced pregnancies.
All the states in the US removing women’s access to contraception are also the same states that refuses to recognize the basic civil rights of gays. It is an oddball matter for the Supreme Court to give way in that issue. I hope the Feds legalize all gay marriages and the following financial rights this entails.
Unfortunately, the major part of the planet seeing seething religious and sexual warfare is the Middle East, home of the homophobic/Misogynous God of the Koran, Bible and Torah. The raging hatreds there are astonishing and far from diminishing, the US is pushing to have it worsen: Abbas Scraps Demands as US Threatens to Blame Him for Peace Talks Failure which is what happens when a US politician tries very hard to please AIPAC.
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