Feminist Philosophers

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Today’s dose of awesome November 18, 2012

Filed under: gendered conference campaign — Jender @ 7:34 pm

Go check out what Dan Sperber said to three conference invitations.

 

Game on: Marriage Equality in the South

Filed under: discrimination,glbt,marriage — Heg @ 12:25 pm

The Campaign for Southern Equality will be visiting seven states in the southern US as part of their WE DO campaign, which

involves LGBT couples in the Southern communities where they live requesting – and being denied – marriage licenses in order to call for full equality under federal law and to resist unjust state laws….

These WE DO actions serve to make the impact of discriminatory laws visible to the general public; they illustrate what it looks like when LGBT people are treated as second-class citizens under the law. Sometimes these actions include non-violent acts of civil disobedience in the form of individuals refusing to leave the public office where the denial of  a license has occured. The purpose of civil disobedience is to resist unjust state laws and to express a belief that LGBT people are fully human and should be treated as equal citizens under our nation’s laws.

To date, 38 couples in 10 cities across North and South Carolina have sought marriage licenses as part of the WE DO campaign.

They’ve put together a great video:

 

Thanks, JF!

 

 
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