Congrats, Florida …. dare I believe??


Originally posted on It Is What It Is:

FLRainb

~~August 27, 2014~~

Does it mean that the whole state of Florida has chosen the “right side of history“? Dare I stop holding my breath? Is this another crumb or is this for real?

Is this final? Is it the whole state or just piece-meal, county by county?

There’s been a slow, northward creeping wave, starting in Key West, confirming that this ban is unconstitutional. However, we know that the justice system is as slow as molasses. Now the appeals process begin.

Where do we stand?

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Federal Court Rules that Florida Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples is Unconstitutional

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https://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/federal-court-rules-florida-ban-marriage-same-sex-couples-unconstitutional

Today, August 8, 2014, a federal district court judge in Tallahassee held that Florida’s discriminatory marriage ban is unconstitutional. The ruling applies both to granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Florida and the recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples performed outside…

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The Love of a Mother and Her 3 Year-old Daughter, who Were Attacked With Acid by Their Husband/Father


Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

Somayeh Mehri (29) and Rana Afghanipour (3) are a mother and daughter living in Bam, southern Iran.

They were attacked with acid by Somayeh’s husband Amir.

Somayeh Mehri (29) with her daughter Rana Afghanipour

Somayeh Mehri (29) and her daughter Rana Afghanipour (3) give each other a kiss. Since their disfigurement in an acid attack, they say, others don’t like to kiss them.

Somayeh had frequently been beaten and locked up by her husband, and finally found the courage to ask for a divorce. Amir warned her that if she persisted in her attempts to leave him, she would not live out life with the face she had.

One night in June 2011, he poured acid on Somayeh and Rana as they slept. Somayeh’s and Rana’s faces, hands, and, in places, their bodies were severely burned. Somayeh was blinded, and Rana lost one of her eyes.

Somayeh Mehri (29) and Rana Afghanipour

Somayeh’s father sold his land in order to raise money to pay…

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21 Things You Can’t Do While Black


Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:

In the United States, sometimes your skin color is evidence enough against you

—By Lauren Williams

Update: On February 15, 2014, the judge in the murder trial of Michael Dunn declared a mistrial on the first-degree murder count after the jury could not come to a decision. The jury reached verdicts for the other charges Dunn faced, and he was found guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of throwing a deadly missile. Prosecutor Angela Corey said that she will retry Dunn for first-degree murder in Jordan Davis’ death.
Florida‘s second sensational, race-tinged murder trial in less than a year is underway. Michael Dunn, a white, 47-year-old software developer, shot and killed Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old African American, as the teen sat in an SUV with three friends.
Charged with first-degree murder, Dunn is pleading self-defense.* He contends that he argued with…

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CIRCLE OF 6: A FREE APP THAT PREVENTS VIOLENCE BEFORE IT HAPPENS


NCADV Announces the Launch of a New Domestic Violence Resource


Originally posted on Hope for Survivors of Abuse:

Link to DomesticShelters.org

Link to DomesticShelters.org

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (USA) has just announced the launch of a new online resource for victims of domestic violence. DomesticShelters.org is designed to assist abuse victims in finding nearby shelters and domestic violence crisis centers. The site allows an individual to search by their zip code and provides results within a 20 mile radius. Other resources are also provided, such as online forums, articles related to domestic and sexual violence, information on national and global organizations and state coalitions, and FAQs

DomesticShelters.org describes its services:

“We make finding the right shelter and information about domestic violence easier. Instead of searching the Internet, it is all right here. We’ve painstaking verified information on shelters in LA to shelters in NY, and every shelter in between. If you or a friend is suffering from physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse or verbal abuse…

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