Here is some stuff in the news today!
[Content Note: Homophobia; illness] Chicago couple Patricia Ewert and Vernita Gray will be the first same-sex couple to marry in Illinois, as "a federal judge intervened this week and allowed the two women, in their mid-60s, to get an expedited marriage license as Gray suffers from terminal cancer." All the blubs.
President Obama is not having it with the opposition to the Affordable Care Act: "Yes, we're going to continue to implement the health care law. The product is good, people want it... Anybody who's going to keep on pushing against that, they will meet my resistance, because I am willing to fix any problems that there are, but I'm not going to abandon people to make sure that they've got health insurance in this country."
[CN: Animal cruelty; there are images of injured animals at the link] This is a long and difficult but very important read about the American Humane Association and its bullshit "No Animals Were Harmed" trademark accreditation seen at the end of film and TV credits.
[CN: Misogyny] Breaking News: Women can't win when it comes to asking for more money from employers.
[CN: Racism] Conservative dipshit Dinesh D'Souza tweeted "I am thankful this week when I remember that America is big enough and great enough to survive Grown-Up Trayvon in the White House!" yesterday, and then deleted it. Because principles. Gotta love (not love) people who think that calling someone "Trayvon Martin" is an insult.
[CN: Rape culture; sexual violence] Jess on Jameis Winston, the Florida State quarterback who is accused of raping a woman a year ago and still hasn't faced charges, and the Overlapping of Football Culture and Rape Culture.
[CN: Guns] Sure: "Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt recently warned unarmed Americans that he had found firearms in the Bible, and that was proof that God was 'judging' unarmed Americans and 'blessing' the gun owners."
Here are just a million great pictures of dog photobombing photos. Enjoy!