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#Section377: Adv. Manoj George begins submissions for intevenors. #SupremeCourt #LGBT
#Section377: Manoj George is representing two Christian organisations. #LGBT #SupremeCourt
#Section377: In interpreting a statute, court should not add or delete words to the statute, Manoj George. #LGBT
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What keeps me up? Babies and toddlers and children being given heavy duty antipsychotic drugs without monitoring by licensed personnel. We all know they don’t have nurses caring for caged migrant babies.
Deaths are inevitable.
This is genocide by the US government.
When kids are drugged they don’t eat. When babies are drugged they don’t drink. When drugs are given by unlicensed personnel kids die. Our government is committing genocide. And they are planning to continue genocide on a massive scale. #babyjails
When kids are drugged they aren’t learning. When babies are drugged they aren’t developing. When antipsychotics are given en masse to a pediatric population some percentage of that population will react very badly and may even die. Our country is committing genocide.
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Pulp is lowbrow and cheap, which is why it was able to skirt around the censorship laws of the 1950s and cover subjects that 'serious' novels had to hint at. And one taboo topic dominated pulp in the 50s: #lesbian love.

This is the story of the lesbian pulp explosion...
There were a few pre-war novels that treated lesbians as serious characters in relationships with other women, but mostly the topic was handled in circumspect code. However all that changed in 1950...
Women's Barracks by French author Tereska Torrès was published by Fawcett Gold Medal in 1950. Describing the lives of Free French Forces stationed in London in WWll it candidly discussed lesbian relationships and passions, and went on to sell over four million copies worldwide.
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We knew they would come for us. They are coming for us. #lgbt #queerpol
Using the excuse of “religious freedom “ House Committee passes Amendment allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against #lgbt parents, single parents, divorced parents and couples of mixed faith. Theocratic fascist @gop strikes again.
Nine US states have passed #lgbt adoption discrimination laws, 5 laws passed in the last 2 years. #lgbt are under attack from right wing ideologues. #queerpol
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#Section377 Day 3 Session 1 : Shyam Divan, Senior Advocate, has resumed arguments. He is appearing for intervenor "Voices Against 377" #LGBTQ
Divan emphasises on positive dimension of Article 14, states that it includes 'equal protection of law'. Refers to Justice Nariman's judgment in Triple Talaq case case to highlight 'equal protection of law'
Divan bats for "Right to Intimacy" quoting from South African Constitutional Court that right to privacy covers right to maintain intimate relations unaffected by law #Section377 #Sec377IPC
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Day 3 of #Section377 hearing: Live Updates from the Supreme Court barandbench.com/day-3-section-…
#Section377: Bench assembles, Day 3 hearing commences. #LGBT #SupremeCourt
#Section377: #ShyamDivan resumes his submissions, arguing on positive dimension of Article 14. #LGBT #SupremeCourt
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Day3, #Section377 hearing will begin shortly. @TheDeltaApp #LGBTQ
#Section377 Sr. Adv. Shyam Divan continues on behalf of the petitioners. #LGBTQ @TheDeltaApp
#Section377 SD: Quoting Shaira Bano case states that, over emphasis on the doctrine of classification can harm the glory of Art. 14 (Equality). #LGBTQ
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Day 2 of hearing on #Section377. Some statements that sum up today:
How strongly must we love to withstand the terrible wrongs of Suresh Kumar Koushal - @MenakaGuruswamy
1/n
Right to choose your partner is a fundamental right, however in case of LGBTQ community, it’s not a matter of choice but it’s innate - Justice Chandrachud
#Section377
2/n
So far as the constitutional validity Section 377 to the extent it applies to “consensual acts of adults in private” is concerned, the Union of India would leave the said question to the wisdom of this Hon’ble Court - Affidavit by Union of India. #Section377
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ASG Thushar Mehta submits that Union of India will leave the matter of constitutionality of #Section377 to be decided by the Court. #Sec377 #LGBTQ
ASG further submits that the practises like incest should not be promoted. CJI allays such apprehensions by retorting that such relationships are void under law
CJI states that Court is considering only the issue whether homosexual practises should be treated as a crime. ASG replies that Union of India leaves this issue to the wisdom of the Court, but if the Court is considering larger issues Union of India will file detailed statement
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#Section377: Day 2 hearing commences.
ASG Tushar Mehta says wont contest provision as regards consensual sex between adults and leaving it to the Bench, but seeks clarification on bestiality.
#Section377: ASG Tushar Mehta says won't contest provision as regards consensual sex between adults and leaving it to the Bench, but seeks clarification on bestiality. #LGBT
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WAKE UP AMERICA!!! #UnsealedIndictments #InternationalCriminalEnterprise #HumanTrafficking #SexTrafficking Two Alleged #MS13 Members Charged with Violent Extortion Conspiracy justice.gov/opa/pr/two-all…
WAKE UP AMERICA!!! #UnsealedIndictments #HumanTrafficking #SexTrafficking #BuildTheWall #SaveTheChildren Fourth Defendant Charged in Ohio Trafficking Scheme Involving Immigrant Minors justice.gov/opa/pr/fourth-…
WAKE UP AMERICA!!! #HumanTrafficking #SexTrafficking #SaveTheChildren #Florida #ThesePeopleAreSick 277 Arrested In Huge Florida Undercover Sex Trafficking Sting

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#Section377: Constitution Bench of CJI Dipak Misra, Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra sits; Hearing commences. #SupremeCourt
Advocate Manoj George seeks listing of curative petition along with the current writ petitions.

Sr. Adv. Mukul Rohatgi opposes - scope is different, Bench is different, says Rohatgi.

#Section377 #SupremeCourt
Court says curative cannot be listed along with the current petitions but says they (the litigants who mentioned for listing of curative petition) can file intervention in the current matter.
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WTF WAKE UP AMERICA #Pedogate #SaveTheChildren Nathan Larson is a pedophile and a white supremacist. And he's running for Congress usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
#Pizzagate #PedoGate #ThesePeopleAreSick Pedophiles Rule the World via @YouTube
#ThesePeopleAreSick Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison in Hush-Money Case FORMERLY REPUBLICAN HOUSE SPEAKER #Pedogate nbcnews.com/news/us-news/d…
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EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS! @realDonaldTrump IS #DrainingTheDeepState #TrustSessions #TrustThePlan #PromisesMadePromisesKept #WWG1WGA Turley: Sessions’ Using Utah Federal Prosecutor Much Better for Trump than 2nd Special Counsel bit.ly/2Kya8w6 via @BreitbartNews
#CalmBeforeTheStorm explained - @realDonaldTrump is going after the global #HumanTrafficking Ring involving many influential people from around the world... via @YouTube
@realDonaldTrump Presidential #ExecutiveOrder on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational #CriminalOrganizations and Preventing #InternationalTrafficking whitehouse.gov/presidential-a…
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The new updated Blue list of Dem candidates running everywhere for everything:
Updated 7/6/18
Omar Vaid
@omarvaid
Muslim-American union worker & dog dad of two rescues. Democrat running for Congress in NY-11 contributor: bit.ly/2gnfDDX
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I'm one of a few million Americans awake when we should be sleeping because of the pain of #cancer or some other chronic illness.

Adding to our sleeplessness is knowing #healthcare is under threat. We may not be able to afford it due to the #GOP's actions.

It's terrorizing.
My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider. As a small child I was taught the legacy of #MLK.
I watched people invoking MLK on Monday. Not in defense of #votingrights or in outrage over how the #SCOTUS ruled on two pivotal cases on gerrymandering.
2/
MLK wasn't being invoked for #votingrights but for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who lies to America every day about policies that could very well kill me & others.

Policies that are hurting millions.

Policies that have kept me a citizen without equal rights in my own country.
3/
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Happy #Pride
I was expelled from my all-girls high school for being a #lesbian & put in a mental hospital for #conversiontherapy.

I became an #LGBT activist to prevent that from happening to other girls like I was.
Yet conversion therapy is still legal.
Happy #Pride
I memorialize every #lesbian who died hidden in the shadows because of #homophobia, who was forced into compulsory heterosexuality, who was made to live a lie. You deserved better. We honor you by making a safer world for lesbians today. Amen.
🏳️‍🌈🖤❤️💜💙💚🧡💛
On #Pride I think of the #lesbian who became my mentor. She propelled me forward into lesbian #feminist writing. #AudreLorde opened a door for me I didn't know existed. I am so grateful she was in my life and left such a legacy for #lesbians.
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1/ THREAD: A brief #LGBTHistory for this #Pride. Really FEEL THIS. Prior to the 1970s, being LGBT was ILLEGAL & homosexuality was considered a mental illness. Police would conduct a raid, arrest you, cuff you, humiliate you, then publish your name, address & photo in the paper.
2/ After your name, address & mugshot appeared in your local paper, you’d then be fired from your job. There were no legal protections--which is still true in 28 of 50 states today, but back then it was a near certainty.
3/ And then at Compton’s, at Stonewall, our LGBT forebears fought back. They said “No more" to these police raids on their communities. Along with Vietnam objectors, civil rights activists and feminists, they protested. They were targets. It was dangerous.
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🏳️‍🌈TODAY’S PRIDE HERO🏳️‍🌈
Edith "Edie" Windsor (June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017)

Was an LGBT activist from the early 1970s until her death,
and is most notably known for being the lead plaintiff in the case of
US v. Windsor which overturned Sec. 3 of DOMA
#LGBTVoices
Edie was an American LGBT rights activist, and was the lead plaintiff in the SCOTUS case, United States v. Windsor, which overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States
She worked at IBM for 16 years. The company had rejected her insurance form naming her partner Thea Spyer as a beneficiary. She also assisted the Atomic Energy Comm., and was at one point even investigated by the FBI. She feared that it was because of her closeted homosexuality
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.@POTUS’s expectations haven’t often met reality during his first 500 days in office. The #GOPTaxScam is a prime example of why his presidency has been #500DaysOfBummer
President Trump has spent 1/5 of his days in office at a golf course. That's probably great for his stroke, but not so great for the American public. #500DaysOfBummer
Who is paying for the wall?

Mexico? 🙅‍♀️

American taxpayers? 🙅‍♀️

The U.S. Military? 🙅‍♀️

#500DaysOfBummer 🤷‍♀️
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#SCOTUS ruled in favor of the baker in the Colorado same sex wedding cake case today. I'm leaving the legal analysis to the experts, but it is worth noting a few things. <Short thread> #Coloradobaker #ReligiousFreedom 1/4
goo.gl/EfXUpS
Per the article above, this is not a wide ranging ruling on #ReligiousLiberty, although it's still not good news for #LGBT rights, and many people will probably *perceive* it as a wide-ranging decision. 2/4
There are details to consider to this ruling that are still coming to light. 3/4
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THREAD: The US @StateDept released its annual #ReligiousFreedom report today. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, here's where #LGBT issues come up in this year's reports.
#LGBT issues feature in this year's reports on Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, the Maldives, Mauritania, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sudan, Syria & Turkey. (And I probably missed others.)
The report on #Australia stays pretty neutral in its discussion of the legalization of same-sex marriage and subsequent push for religious exemptions under Australian law. state.gov/documents/orga…
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Een draadje voor @JMDedecker:
1. U klaagt aan dat er zoiets bestaan als een dag tegen de #homofobie, maar schept vervolgens lekker op met de Belgische realisaties – #homohuwelijk etc. – die er niet zouden zijn zonder doorgedreven activisme en politieke belangstelling.
2. U schept op over de Belgische realisaties én protesteert tegen bijkomende maatregelen. Daarmee toont u zich volstrekt onwetend wat de aanhoudende problemen betreft. Acceptatie is niet compleet. De geestelijke gezondheidscijfers van #LGBT+ jongeren zijn dramatisch.
3. U gooit alles op een hoopje: de strijd tegen homo- en transfobie, seksisme, racisme, andere discriminatie. Dat #seksismewet geen resultaat oplevert, is logisch: het is een juridisch gedrocht. Waarom citeert u die zaak? En niet die van Ihsane Jarfi, vermoord omdat hij homo is?
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I want to throw out a couple of thoughts I have about the mis-use of the term 'progressive' as a euphemism for 'liberal'. I've addressed this in public talks before but never put them to written media and would like feedback.
During the run up to the Iraq war and later, during #Occupy, I always considered myself a liberal, since that was the derisive term used by Rush, Hannity and others that I fundamentally disagreed with. It was a label I wore with pride.
I'm not sure exactly when "progressive" entered my lexicon - it was probably during the @BernieSanders campaign, and it seemed like every "liberal" politician was using the word to describe their positions.
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