AHHHH!!! Words can't explain how happy we are right now…but we'll try to explain anyway.
Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee has ordered his state to recognize same-sex marriages that were performed out of state.
As a result, gay couples will enjoy the same benefits in Rhode Island that straight couples do. Same-sex spouses of state employees will be
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This is horrendous!
Politicians in Kansas are giving doctors the right to keep information from pregnant women and their partners. (Because they don't have enough to worry about!)
There's a provision in an anti-abortion bill that, if passed, will allow a doctor who discovers that a baby will be born with a devastating condition to
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Such a proud day for Washington state!
Although she has never been clear on her stance before, Governor Chris Gregoire announced yesterday that she not only supports gay and lesbians to marry, but will propose legislation to legalize it!
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In the past several years, thanks to increased awareness and stricter public smoking laws, cigarette smoking has been on the decline. In fact, less than 20% of adults over the age of 18 smoked in 2010!
However, some people still aren't taking the hint thanks to their state's lack of interest in promoting healthy breathing.
Based on smoking (and quit) rates, smoking bans and restrictions, cigarette taxes and sales, and deaths attributable to smoking, here are the 10 states most addicted to smoking:
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So nice to see the network standing so strong and supportive in honor of this incredible tragedy.
After Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield lost his battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma early last month, his show's network, Starz, has released this touching tribute to his life.
Please watch (above).
President and CEO Chris Albrecht says in a statement:
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This is EXACTLY what we like to hear!
According to state census data just released, the number of gay and lesbian households in California have grown SIX times faster than those of heterosexual spouses between 2000 and 2010, climbing 36.2% as compared to the latter's 5.7%!
William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution in Washington, attributes this to the growing acceptance of the LGBT community, and explains:
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What a complicated, sad situation!
Check out the video (above) of an inmate who is suing the state of Virgina for a sex change operation after the Virginia Department of Corrections refused to approve the procedure.
The inmate tried to perform a self-castration in October, which was unsuccessful, and has vowed to continue castration attempts until the state gives in…even if the end result is death.
What do U think? Should the state of Virginia pay for this inmate's sex change operation?
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