same-sex marriage

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    Quickies: The “real” Captain Marvel, teapot physics, same-sex marriage in Taiwan…

    Today is a special Cute Animal Friday because you get not one, not two, but THREE adorable puppers! Say hello to Rocket, Booster, and Comet, furbabies of the amazing Surly Amy. It is a life goal of mine to have a pack as sweet as these three. I think it’s safe to say that we could all use a cuddle…

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    It’s the Sundaylies! #SciArt, How Same Sex Marriage is Literally Destroying Everything, and What is Critical Thinking?

    Sunday Funny: Placebo Blockers (via xkcd) Mad Art Lab #SciArt Project for May: The Flame Test Amy’s SciArt project for the month of May is about the process in chemistry known as the “Flame Test”. Her science advisor was our very own, Dr Ray Burks! Check out what she created. Mad Art Cast: Social Media and the Creative with bonus…

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    ICYMI: March 24 – March 30 on the Skepchick Network

    Put down that morning paper. There’s nothing you need to know in there. (Other than people from Cyprus are called Cypriots. Who knew?) Just snuggle down and catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Teen Skepchick A Whole-Brain Activity Map, and the Obama Administration The Obama Administration announced a plan to fund a huge effort…

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  • Activism

    SCOTUS Takes on DOMA

    On Wednesday I told you about the upcoming SCOTUS case of Hollingsworth v Perry that challenges California’s Prop 8. However, this is not the only case dealing with same-sex marriage the Supreme Court will be hearing next week. SCOTUS will be hearing arguments in the case of United States v Windsor starting next Wednesday. Unlike Hollingsworth v Perry, which takes…

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  • Activism

    SCOTUS Takes on Prop 8

    This week, Washington Post/ABC News released a new poll showing that support for marriage equality in the U.S. has reached an all-time high of 58%. This comes just before the U.S. Supreme Court takes up two marriage equality cases, one challenging California’s Prop 8 and one challenging the Defense of Marriage Act. These cases could be serious game changers but…

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  • Skepticism

    Is Cousin Marriage Incest?

    If there were ever mixed news on the same-sex marriage front, there was yesterday: while North Carolina hasn’t legalized same-sex marriage, President Obama has come out in favor it. While the most recent news stories are far from the only ones to have spawned the trend, comparing same-sex marriage to cousin marriage seems to be a common thing to do.…

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  • Californians: Just Say No on Proposition 8

    As Sam mentioned the other day, there’s a lot more happening on Election Day than just the presidential race. Californians will be voting on Proposition 8, which, if passed, will take away the rights of gays to marry. Sean Carroll at Cosmic Variance had a wonderful essay last week about why this should matter to rational people, so I’ll link…

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