Federal judges strike down same-sex marriage bans in three states, the Pentagon approves transfer of Chelsea Manning for sex reassignment surgery, an OWS protester is sentenced to three months at Riker’s Island, and more.
The Washington Post – Federal judge strikes down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage.
Talking Points Memo – Federal judge strikes down Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban.
The Los Angeles Times – Similarly, a federal judge just overturned Oregon’s prohibition on same-sex marriage.
Jezebel – Hooters posts a horrific rape joke on its Facebook page, then said they were hacked. Sure.
NBC News – Pentagon approves transfer of Chelsea Manning for sex reassignment surgery.
Salon – Having been convicted of assaulting a police officer — an involuntary response after he grabbed her breast — Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan has been sentenced to three months in prison at Riker’s Island.
Mother Jones – Pro-gun extremists are targeting women with death and rape threats.
New Republic – The firing of New York Times editor Jill Abramson, rampant sexism and the gender wage gap.