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On Tuesday, the Kansas House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a measure designed to bring anti-gay segregation -- under the guise of "religious liberty" -- to the already deep-red state.
When passed, the new law will allow any individual, group, or private business to refuse to serve gay couples if "it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs." Private employers can continue to fire gay employees on account of their sexuality. Stores may deny gay couples goods and services because they are gay. Hotels can eject gay couples or deny them entry in the first place. Businesses that provide public accommodations -- movie theaters, restaurants -- can turn away gay couples at the door. And if a gay couple sues for discrimination, they won't just lose; they'll be forced to pay their opponent's attorney's fees
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, an unmarried 58-year-old and Republican candidate for governor, regularly stayed overnight in hotels and a Chicago apartment with his executive assistant, The Chicago Tribune reported on Wednesday. But he can explain all of that.
A 64-year-old Republican congressional candidate is putting himself and his money into not one, but four races at the same time. Allan Levene is running for the House of Representatives in his home state of Georgia -- as well as Michigan, Minnesota and Hawaii. Legally, he doesn't have to pick one race unless and until he wins a primary. "I have such a debt to this country, a debt of gratitude to the United States for taking me in and letting me become a citizen about 40 years ago that I have to repay it," he said.
Jenkins spent 28 days in a gallery knitting from the skeins she'd placed inside herself. She explains that the project wouldn't have had the resonance it did if she'd paused when she began menstruating, but concedes it made the process more difficult "because the wool is wet and you have to kinda yank at it."