Reference #9!

andorraparliamentI was poking around our stats and numbers on QL today and I came across something really cool that kinda made my day.  I discovered today that we were footnoted and cited as a reference in a Wikipedia article!  The lucky author was our very own Travis Acreman and it was on a post he did in June of last year.

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Billy Crystal pays tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys

So I think this will be my last official post on QL about Robin Williams.  He’s been put to rest and with everything in me I hope he finds the peace that escaped him here.  I missed the Emmys this year but I heard there was this tribute.  I watched it and I decided I wanted to post it along with some of my final thoughts…

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Windy City Judges Hear Indiana & Wisconsin Marriage Equality Cases

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Judge Richard Posner

This last Tuesday, in a Chicago courtroom, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would decide whether or not to uphold lower court rulings that, Wisconsin’s voter-approved constitutional amendment, and Indiana’s statutes, are unconstitutional.  Led by Judge Richard Posner, a Republican Appointee,  who has an unapologetic bias toward reality and logic, when posing questions at lawyers for Wisconsin and Indiana attempted to defend their state’s marriage bans, Posner issued a series of bench slaps that unmasked anti-gay arguments as the silly nonsense that they are. There is no doubt that I’m becoming very fond of the 7th Circuit.

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California Legislature Passes Bill Outlawing “Gay Panic” Defense

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California’s state legislature has passed and sent to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk a bill that will remove “gay panic” as a defense in murder cases.  AB 2501 was approved by the Assembly August 27, 2014 with a vote of 58 to 15.  It passed the Senate on August 26, with a vote of 25 to 9.  If Governor Brown signs the bill (as is expected), California will become the first state to say discovering someone is LGBT is not a reasonable cause to act violently in a crime of passion that results in death.

By claiming “gay panic”, defendants would attempt to lower charges from homicide to voluntary manslaughter.  This bill: Read the rest of this entry

Margaritaville

So Costco rolled out a low calorie version of their pre-mixed margarita. I gave it a try a couple weeks ago and it’s made the cut for happy hour!

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Police stating in Limerick, Ireland will fly rainbow flag during Pride Parade!

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Henry Street Garda Station in Limerick will fly the rainbow flag during the Limerick Pride Festival! Photo via Irish Times

Now here is a police force who care about their fellow citizens! The Henry Street Garda station will be the first Grada station (police station) to fly a rainbow flag in all of the Republic of Ireland!

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Join our new email newsletter

Starting this week, we are moving our direct email list.  This is going to be a big endeavor but it’s definitely time.  Our email list is just too big to continue to handle manually.  We have needed to go back to an opt-in email format for a while but testing different email systems just took longer than expected.  We’ve settled for now on Constant Contact for our direct email list needs and we’re super excited and motivated to get it all done so we can move on to migrating QL to the downloadable version of WordPress.

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