if you never had to actually have your rights voted on because you always had them by default i think it’s safe to say you can sit the fuck down
I did a comic about marriage equality…
i was trying to explain this to Collins tonight and this comic does such a good job of it!!
North Carolina bill requiring teens to get notarized parental permission for medical and mental health care including STD testing heads to house floor
Raleigh, N.C. (WRAL) — North Carolina could be on the verge of implementing the nation’s strictest law on medical care for teenagers.
House Bill 693 would require notarized written approval from a parent before a doctor or other provider could diagnose, treat or even counsel anyone under 18 for mental health or substance abuse. Parental approval would also be required for contraception, pregnancy care and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
North Carolina would be the only state in the nation to require parental consent for STD testing.
Sponsor Rep. Chris Whitmire, R-Transylvania, says the bill “strengthens parental rights in their determination of what’s appropriate in terms of their child’s medical needs.”
Whitmire said that, if a minor needs mental health, substance abuse, STD or contraceptive care, “it reflects a risky behavior that goes down a primrose path that yields these outcomes. It’s very behavioral related.”
So, now teens who are at risk of or think they may have an STD won’t get tested, are these fucksticks TRYING to make North Carolina the STD capital of the US?
Because that’s what’s going to happen if this bill passes.
Children with abusive parents will have no safe way of seeking help with mental health issues related to that abuse.
This is so fucked up on so many levels, way to go North Carolina GOP, small government, huh?
ew, home state, stop disappointing me.
fun fact: iraq, pakistan, afghanistan and saudi arabia have a higher percentage of women in the government than the us & the uk
another fun fact: white people tend to get very angry when you point this out to them
I don’t really trust anyone that doesn’t care about politics or social issues, because these are generally the people who have the privilege of being apolitical, and of ignoring those specific issues.
If guns don’t kill people, and people kill people, then people need a fucking background check.
Facebook Trend of the Day: Human Rights Campaign’s Logo Goes Viral on Facebook
In preparation for the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing on same-sex marriage that began today in Washington D.C., the country’s largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign has launched a “change your Facebook profile” event to rally up online support and so far, it’s been doing really well. You can also check out the group’s official petition.
This is almost at 25k signatures. Please keep boosting and sign!
just signed this!