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California to include LGBT history in curriculum

California makes progressive history again! The state legislature sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown (D) requiring public schools to include the history of the LGBT community and the great contributions they made to society as part of California’s social studies curriculum. This is great news! Of course the social conservatives in the state assembly are accusing California Democrats of “brainwashing” children across the state.

Rhode Island passes civil union bill, but should we be applauding?

Rhode Island is the latest state to allow same sex couples to enter into a civil union. On the surface this is good news, especially after the incredible victory for marriage equality the LGBT community scored in my original home state, New York. Of course when you begin to dig below the surface you begin to find all that’s wrong with the passage of the Civil Union bill.

Virginia Attorney General encourages local churches to break Federal law

Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was the headline speaker at a breakfast event sponsored by the Virginia Christian Alliance. Cuccinelli encouraged pastors and ministers to stay involved in politics at the local and state level regardless of restrictions set in place by the Internal Revenue Service.  

Cuccinelli told church leaders :

Ohio State Senate votes to allow gas drilling at state parks

From cleveland.com

A new Oil and Gas Leasing Commission would oversee oil and natural gas exploration and drilling on state-owned land under the legislation passed today. 

The Oil and Gas Industry wants to drill and dig on any available land in the Ohio and Pennsylvania region for natural gas in order to turn a profit. Now, with the help of Ohio Republicans, the Oil and Gas industry will get their wish.

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