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No Voting For You, 40,000 Georgians

No Voting For You, 40,000 Georgians

The state of Georgia — in the United States. Not the country of Georgia, in case you were wondering. On Tuesday, Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from civil rights advocates to force Georgia’s Secretary of State to process an estimated 40,000 voter registrations that have gone missing from the public database. Though early voting is well underway in the state, Judge Brasher called the lawsuit “premature,” and said it was based on “merely set out suspicions and fears that the [state officials] will fail to carry out their mandatory duties.” In the most brazen not-in-Texas voter suppression this cycle, a Republican-appointed judge has agreed with the Republican Secretary of State in Georgia (the…

Texas Denies Houston Mayor’s Daughter a Driver’s License

Texas Denies Houston Mayor’s Daughter a Driver’s License

Recently, we learned that Texas refused a driver’s license to a woman who changed her name after her same-sex marriage in California. Now, the Texas Department of Public Safety has gone one step further, visiting upon the children of same-sex couples a similar penalty. Unfortunately for the Texas DPS, one of these children is the daughter of Houston’s Mayor, Annise Parker. Daughter needs drivers test. Has all docs, some in MomA name, some MomK, but w/ birth cert showing both. DPS says can only be from 1 mom!-A — Annise Parker (@AnniseParker) October 24, 2014 Houston Chronicle: Daniela Parker has two mothers, and that apparently posed a temporary problem with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Parker, Mayor Annise Parker’s…

Arizona Stands Ready to Marry You

Arizona Stands Ready to Marry You

The desert officiants are ready to marry you, right down to the rainbow chausuble, the heat-happy skort, and sandals. Please take a number for Arizona UUTAZ weddings, line forms to the left. And from the dried-apple, finger-in-Obama’s-face governor, sourpuss Jan Brewer, who’ll be remembered in the future just like George Wallace standing athwart the schoolhouse steps, this bit of pleasantness: “It is not only disappointing, but also deeply troubling, that unelected federal judges can dictate the laws of individual states, create rights based on their personal policy preferences and supplant the will of the people in an area traditionally left to the states for more than two hundred years. As Justice Scalia opined, such action is tantamount to ‘an assertion…