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"The Not My Bosses’ Business Bill was just introduced in Congress to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision gutting women’s right to birth control coverage — and it has HUGE momentum. The bill states that federal laws, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act cited by the Supreme Court, do not allow employers to refuse to cover health care — including birth control — guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act. It would ensure women at corporations like Hobby Lobby continue to have critical access to affordable birth control."

UltraViolet | Tell the Senate: Pass the bill to reverse Supreme Court’s birth control ruling

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huffingtonpost:

Read the ‘Star Trek’ star’s response on the Hobby Ruling here.

"We are a nation that respects religious beliefs, but also the right not to have those beliefs imposed upon you by others. Our personal beliefs stop at the end of our noses," Takei concluded."

huffingtonpost:

Read the ‘Star Trek’ star’s response on the Hobby Ruling here.

"We are a nation that respects religious beliefs, but also the right not to have those beliefs imposed upon you by others. Our personal beliefs stop at the end of our noses," Takei concluded."

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So stoked about the Hobby Lobby ruling today. Officially going to incorporate myself so I can get a religious exemption for my student loans debt they violate my deeply held religious conviction that all debts are supposed to be forgiven every seven years, as per the book of Deuteronomy.

Excellent. 

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huffingtonpost:

RUTH BADER GINSBURG WRITES SCATHING 19-PAGE DISSENT IN BIRTH CONTROL CASE

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The Supreme Court delivered a blow to universal birth control coverage on Monday, ruling that closely-held corporations can refuse to cover contraception in their health plans for religious reasons. But Justice…

Yeah, that’s the face I made this morning too.

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doctordisaster:

Nick Offerman’s primer on the Bill of Rights for congressional correspondents.

(Skip to 9:05 for the good stuff — tumblr’s code prevents time jumps)

So great. Notice the crowd does not laugh very much! LOL.

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If God could see us nowhttp://proud-atheist.tumblr.com

…Yeah.

proud-atheist:

If God could see us now
http://proud-atheist.tumblr.com

…Yeah.

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The lawsuit, Morgan v. Martinez, was brought on behalf of Leesburg, N.J., resident Shannon Morgan, an atheist. In November 2013, Morgan attempted to register for an “8THEIST” plate on the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s website, only to have it rejected because it is “objectionable.” She then entered “BAPTIST” as a proposed plate in the commission website, and that plate was deemed permissible.

Morgan contacted the commission for assistance with registering her “8THEIST” plate and was told by an employee that it was unknown why her request had been denied. Other attempts made by Morgan to get approval for her plate were ignored.

This is not the first time an atheist plate has been denied by the commission. In August 2013, American Atheists President David Silverman applied for a plate that said “ATHE1ST,” which commission found “offensive.”

“The Commission thus has a practice of denying personalized license plates that identify vehicle owners as atheist, thereby discriminating against atheist viewpoints and expressing a preference for religion over atheism,” AU says in its lawsuit.

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Americans United Asks Federal Court To Approve New Jersey Atheist’s Custom License Plate | Americans United

WTF, New Jersey.

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"As an atheist, I see nothing “wrong” in believing in a God. I don’t think there is a God, but belief in him does no harm. If it helps you in any way, then that’s fine with me. It’s when belief starts infringing on other people’s rights when it worries me. I would never deny your right to believe in a God. I would just rather you didn’t kill people who believe in a different God, say. Or stone someone to death because your rulebook says their sexuality is immoral. It’s strange that anyone who believes that an all-powerful all-knowing, omniscient power responsible for everything that happens, would also want to judge and punish people for what they are."

Ricky Gervais, Why I’m an Atheist   (via cronicadenecios)

I love that “say” thrown in there.

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"Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would permit businesses and government employees to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of their religious principles. The measure passed an initial vote in the house by a significant margin, 72 votes to 42 votes. In a final vote on Wednesday, the bill succeeded 72 votes to 49 votes and will now be considered by the Republican-controlled state senate…"
You have got to be fucking kidding me. This is in no way constitutional.

(via Kansas Bill Allowing Refusal of Service to Gay Couples Passes House | TIME.com)

"Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would permit businesses and government employees to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of their religious principles. The measure passed an initial vote in the house by a significant margin, 72 votes to 42 votes. In a final vote on Wednesday, the bill succeeded 72 votes to 49 votes and will now be considered by the Republican-controlled state senate…"

You have got to be fucking kidding me. This is in no way constitutional.