Pronouns, right? Super weird little lexical referents.
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When a young person has at least one supportive person to turn to, they are more likely to Ask For Help when they need it – that can be life-saving. Learn more from The Trevor Project on OkToAsk.
This week, a panel in the U.S. House rejected a measure that would have extended benefits to veterans with same-sex spouses anywhere in the country.
After the repeal of DOMA, the Obama administration announced that veterans in same-sex marriages would have equal access to spousal benefits offered to their peers. However, under Title 38 of the U.S. Code, this does not apply to veterans who live in non-marriage-equality states.
All votes cast against the amendment were by Republicans; only one Republican voted in favor.
Introducing the amendment, Rep. Dina Titus said the measure was intended to end an injustice affecting thousands of veterans who are being denied crucial benefits based on their sexual orientation and state of residence.
“This inequality for those who wore the uniform of the United States armed forces and their families is unacceptable,” Titus said.
Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) said he opposed the amendment because it would interfere with states that have enacted laws related to marriage.
“Deference to the state is not motivated by hostility, it is motivated by adherence to the Constitution,” Miller said. “As such, I believe that it is not appropriate to usurp the states’ power to democratically define marriage for their citizenry — not for personal belief, and not for bureaucratic convenience.”
Bureaucratic convenience? This elected official is likening benefits for veterans of the armed forces to bureaucratic convenience? Are you kidding me?
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When you come out as trans, people sometimes take a while to adjust to your new pronouns, or don’t quite understand.
So we launched a new campaign to help! An article that introduces the topic, a video with a rundown from trans young people, and a web app where you can learn and practice pronouns!
Here’s our easy way to help your friends and family get your pronouns right and understand why it’s important.
— Nietzsche (via doc-sarge)