New Skeptics’ Circle up!

Check it out at Reduce to Common Sense. Another well done Olympic theme; Woo-meisters are speedy, but the Skeptics are faster!

And, some sad news–LGBT pioneer Del Martin has died at the age of 87–but at least she got to marry her long time partner before she passed on:

“An eloquent organizer for civil rights, civil liberties, and human dignity, Del Martin created and helped shape the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and feminist movements. She was a woman of extraordinary courage, persistence, intelligence, humor, and fundamental decency, who refused to be silenced by fear and never stopped fighting for equality. Her last public political act, on June 16, 2008, was to marry Phyllis Lyon, her partner of 55 years. They were the first couple to wed in San Francisco after the California Supreme Court recognized that marriage for same-sex couples is a fundamental right in a case brought by plaintiffs including Martin and Lyon.”

See the above link for donations in her name to stop Prop. 8. Thank you Del.


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  1. This is one of those times I wish I believed in an afterlife. Such a stubborn and courageous woman should really be immortal. She will be missed.

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