Some news items you might have missed:
• Total Slovenia: The Constitutional Court of Slovenia legalized same-sex marriage and adoptions effective immediately after finding a law under which only heterosexual partners can marry and same-sex couples cannot adopt children to be unconstitutional.
Historic victory for #equality in Slovenia. I wholeheartedly welcome the Constitutional Court’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage and adoptions with immediate effect. Long overdue but justice prevailed in the end. 🇸🇮🏳️🌈 @TheProgressives pic.twitter.com/sUvx8iSm4r
— Matjaž Nemec (@MatjaNemec) July 8, 2022
• New York Times: Following the Supreme Court’s reversal on abortion rights, President Biden issued an order aiming to protect access to abortion medication and emergency contraception, but details on how those goals would be accomplished were not outlined.
Today, I signed an executive order to protect the reproductive rights of women in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's extreme decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
It formalizes the actions I announced right after the decision and will add new measures to protect women's health. pic.twitter.com/EujXCMAwFR
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 8, 2022
• Instinct Magazine: Following a spate of seemingly trans-exclusionary statements by folks like Bette Midler and Macy Gray, the original Wonder Woman – Lynda Carter – tweeted a message of support to trans women telling people to “leave them alone.”
I cannot think of anything that helps women’s rights less than pinning the blame on trans women. They face so much violence and scrutiny as is. Leave them alone and focus on the real war on women. It’s happening in the courts and legislatures around this country.
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) July 5, 2022
• NBC News: The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today that voters in the state may not use ballot drop boxes to cast their vote. Citizens can only drop off their ballot at the office of an election clerk. Republicans have long opposed the use of drop boxes falsely claiming they increase the ‘risk of voter fraud.’
• Washington Post: Donald Trump is reportedly considering sending a letter to Stephen K. Bannon saying that he is waiving executive privilege, which would clear the way for his former chief strategist to testify before the House select committee investigating the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol.
Ha! Looks like Trump is potentially throwing Bannon under the bus, explicitly waiving the mythical executive privilege that Bannon has been yammering about. 😂https://t.co/v7AUCPCN0E
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) July 8, 2022