Happy Valentine's Day to all!
> There is news out of Virginia-----
Late Thursday night, a federal judge struck down Virginia's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional, in an eloquent rebuke to inequality:
Our Constitution declares that "all men" are created equal. Surely this means all of us. While ever-vigilant for the wisdom that can come from the voices of our voting public, our courts have never long tolerated the perpetuation of laws rooted in unlawful prejudice. One of the judiciary's noblest endeavors is to scrutinize laws that emerge from such roots. [...] Our nation's uneven but dogged journey toward truer and more meaningful freedoms for our citizens has brought us continually to a deeper understanding of the first three words in our Constitution: we the people. "We the People" have become abroader, more diverse family than once imagined. Justice has often been forged from fires of indignities and prejudices suffered. Our triumphs that celebrate the freedom of choice are hallowed. We have arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect.
How long before the same sex marriage ban is knocked down in Ohio? Some couples have waited long enough. Shouldn't everyone be equal under the law?
> Speaking of equality----- Why are the Ohio Republicans moving voting locations out of neighborhood that have minorities? Republicans want to make it more difficult for people to vote!
> Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor, Ed FitzGerald, had a few things to say yesterday about the auto industry in Ohio. The Toledo Blade notes that Ed FitzGerald said, "Not only did John Kasich fail to support the auto rescue, he and other supporters of S.B. 5 worked to weaken unions across the state and make it even more difficult for hardworking Ohioans to negotiate for good-paying jobs..."
> Women across Ohio have been shocked to learn about the latest attack on their health and safety.
Thanks to harsh new abortion restrictions in place in Ohio, doctors are warning that they can’t provide the best care for their patients — and sometimes, women are being forced to carry nonviable fetuses to term against the recommendations of medical professionals....
Why do Republicans continue to interfere with our rights to privacy and medical attention?