I’m going to go a little off topic this week to pass on some thanks:
A huge thanks to Sen. Wendy Davis for her 11 hour filibuster.
A big thanks to Senators West, Watson, and Van de Putte for backing her up when some b.s. calls were made (and laws were broken) by the TX Senate President and Lt. Governor.
Another big thanks to the citizens of Texas who spent the night at the capitol directly supporting the aforementioned senators, especially those who noticed the Senate leaders’ attempt to change the official vote day and time and passed that info on via social media, which allowed Senate Democrats to find out about the <self-redacted language> in time to do something about it.
And kudos to SCOTUS for finally invalidating DOMA and Prop 8. That doesn’t make up for stripping the VRA (Tuesday) and screwing over harassment and discrimination victims (Monday), but at least you’re 2 for 5 this week.