Now remember people, National Coming Out Day is on its way. If you “come out” on facebook as straight and/or cis, an ally, a brony, a fucking whovian, or anything other than a marginalized sexual orientation and/or gender identity, I will ram my boot so far up your ass you’ll be tasting Vans for weeks.
This weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that prohibits “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses from being used to escape murder charges.
All over the country, murder charges can sometimes be downgraded to manslaughter when a person claims they acted out of panic after finding out a person was gay or trans. (It’s especially common around the murders of trans women.) It perpetuates the idea that LGBT people are “lying” about who they are if they aren’t out to everyone, it attempts to justify murder, and it says that LGBT lives aren’t as important as others.
The American Bar Association has urged governments to end panic defenses, but with this legislation, California becomes the first state ever to outlaw them.
Current state law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the killings happened in a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion.
But under the bill, approved by the Assembly last month, defendants would be barred from using their victims’ sexual orientation or gender identity to support such a defense.
Read that again: California is the first state ever to say that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is no excuse for murdering them. The first state ever. Wow, have we got a ton of work to do.
one of my all time favourite moments in the entire naruto manga is gai’s face when he hears taijutsu is the only thing that will work on madara
that is the face of a man who is going to fuck someone up
#109 Koffing, the Poison Gas Pokémon.
Now available and READY TO SHIP!
I gave this chubby guy two gas craters to look like his hands. :}
THIS IS ADORABLE I CAN’T
Hyrule Warriors DLC
logging on to tumblr on november 1st
Say hi to our big surprise!
Tangaroa aka Tang the baby Shiba Inu
i was looking for free furniture but maybe thats not what i was meant to find
The fact that there is a game in existence where Donald fucking Duck actually has a need to shout, “Sora! It’s Sephiroth!” keeps me up at night.
do you ever see spoilers for a show you don’t watch anymore and just
"Some men feel that too much responsibility for preventing sexual assault has been put on their shoulders"
We’re telling you not to rape people and you think the bar’s never been higher
i dont like getting yelled at i literally stand there and burst into tears
and they’re like WHY ARE YOU CRYING?!!?! It’s because you’re fucking yelling at me you shithead