I like robots (giant and human-sized),Homestuck, Doctor Who, nice jackets, and many other things. I have an interest in law, gender, and other such important things that I dilute with reblogged cat pictures and things that probably only I find funny. This is mostly a reblog/feels blog. To see my artwork, I would direct you to my Tegaki E, or my art blog (I also reblog resources on the latter)

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claphne:

imagine: a court system where you do not know the gender, race, sexual orientation, wealth, name, ect. of the person being charged

think of how different the punishments would be

myutsuu:

wivernryder:

aph-satan:

randomfandomteacher:

heretical-hypothetical:

artigosaurus:

queen-of-dork:

i-am-a-cat-eins-zwei-drei:

debisanacronym1:

WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?

NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN

IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!

WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!

VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!

THE UNDERDOG

I can’t find a source. Does anyone have any? I won’t believe it until I get a source.

http://time.com/3429938/pluto-planet-vote/

Finally!!!!

God blesss

ratchetmessreturns:

Name the drug combo he’s on:

California’s Jerry Brown Signs First-In-Nation Law Outlawing ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

gokuma:

unduplicatedthereblogs:

wienersushi:

holygoddamnshitballs:

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill which outlaws the use of the so-called “gay panic” legal defense.

The bill passed the state Assembly by a 58 to 15 vote and the Senate by a 25 to 9 vote.

The measure prohibits use of the defense to downgrade a murder charge to manslaughter.

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A defendant using the “gay” or “trans” panic defense claims that he or she acted in a state of temporarily insanity which was triggered by the revelation of a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity, either actual or perceived. California’s first-in-the-nation law outlaws both defenses.

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates last year approved a resolution calling on local jurisdictions to outlaw the defenses.

“These defense strategies seek to excuse the crimes by saying that the victim’s sexual orientation caused their assailant’s violent reaction to them,” The ABA Journal wrote at the time. “The ABA recommends that courts, when asked, instruct juries to ignore the victim’s gender or sexual orientation in its deliberations; it also recommends that laws might ban any use of such defenses in noncapital cases.”

The National LGBT Bar Association has been working to curb use of the “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses for more than a decade.

is this a real law that’s being passed? is this a real law being passed for a real actual defense that people use???

^ POINT.

As the person I reblogged this said, it’s good that this was passed…but what the fuck? Why did this need to become a law. It should already be fucking implied. >_>

Between this and the consent law, California is kicking ass right now. NY needs to get on this shit.

Fun fact: this defense is still legal in 1/3 of the states and California is actually the first one that decided to outlaw it

(Source: ontopmag.com)

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California’s Jerry Brown Signs First-In-Nation Law Outlawing ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

holygoddamnshitballs:

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill which outlaws the use of the so-called “gay panic” legal defense.

The bill passed the state Assembly by a 58 to 15 vote and the Senate by a 25 to 9 vote.

The measure prohibits use of the defense to downgrade a murder charge to manslaughter.

image

A defendant using the “gay” or “trans” panic defense claims that he or she acted in a state of temporarily insanity which was triggered by the revelation of a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity, either actual or perceived. California’s first-in-the-nation law outlaws both defenses.

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates last year approved a resolution calling on local jurisdictions to outlaw the defenses.

“These defense strategies seek to excuse the crimes by saying that the victim’s sexual orientation caused their assailant’s violent reaction to them,” The ABA Journal wrote at the time. “The ABA recommends that courts, when asked, instruct juries to ignore the victim’s gender or sexual orientation in its deliberations; it also recommends that laws might ban any use of such defenses in noncapital cases.”

The National LGBT Bar Association has been working to curb use of the “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses for more than a decade.

(Source: ontopmag.com)