Monday, October 20, 2014
storyofagayboy:

LESBIAN JUDGE WILL NOT WED STRAIGHT COUPLES
It’s nothing personal, but Dallas County judge Tonya Parker does not perform wedding ceremonies for heterosexual couples looking to tie the knot. What is her reason? The state of Texas, along with 30 other states, does not currently allow same-sex marriage. Despite recent victories in places like Oregon and Pennsylvania, many states are still in court over the issue leading this openly gay judge to politely turn away couples until marriage is equal.
In an interview with the Dallas Voice, Parker said ,“I’m sorry. I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people.”
While some are outraged, many applaud Parker, pointing out that same-sex couples have been denied marriages for years and that this is just an ironic dose of how homosexuals are treated.

storyofagayboy:

LESBIAN JUDGE WILL NOT WED STRAIGHT COUPLES

It’s nothing personal, but Dallas County judge Tonya Parker does not perform wedding ceremonies for heterosexual couples looking to tie the knot. What is her reason? The state of Texas, along with 30 other states, does not currently allow same-sex marriage. Despite recent victories in places like Oregon and Pennsylvania, many states are still in court over the issue leading this openly gay judge to politely turn away couples until marriage is equal.

In an interview with the Dallas Voice, Parker said ,“I’m sorry. I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people.”

While some are outraged, many applaud Parker, pointing out that same-sex couples have been denied marriages for years and that this is just an ironic dose of how homosexuals are treated.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Anonymous said: Hi, you seem to talk about sea pens a lot. I really know nothing about orcas, captive or otherwise, but a sea pen just seems like a larger scale tank to me. How would moving the whales into one be so much better for them?

arlluk:

A sea pen is much better than a tank for numerous reasons!

For one, they are situated in the ocean. Cetaceans in the pens are able to live in 100% natural sea water and can feel the ever-changing tides and rhythms of the sea. Sea pens are capable of being much larger than a tank since all you need is a protected area and netting. This gives cetaceans more room to dive and swim. They also give the animals the opportunity to interact with other sea life. Fish and other small creatures can swim in and out of the pen, and, depending on where the sea pen is located, the cetaceans can interact with wild cetaceans through the nets.

Overall they are much closer to the animals natural environment than tanks. There are, of course, downsides to pens. But they are a good option for captive cetaceans who are unable to be returned to the wild for whatever reason.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

misandry-mermaid:

unwinona:

THIS

This is how you feminist ally.

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silly-puppy:

an underrated moment

I think the concept of virginity was created by men who thought their penises were so important it changes who a woman is.

Unknown (via dishevelment)

The most perfect conclusion about how “virginity” came to be I’ve ever encountered.

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10.15.14

Jon teaches Bill about white privilege.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

paradoxical-mystery:

veganrocket:

DID YOU GUYS KNOW THERE IS A BIKER GANG CALLED RESCUE INK THAT BREAKS UP DOGFIGHTING RINGS, CONFRONTS ANIMAL ABUSERS, CONFISCATES NEGLECTED ANIMALS AND INVESTIGATES STOLEN ANIMALS

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