But the Socialist party, which leads the government under Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, has showed no willingness to follow that path and has declared its support for Felipe. Even so, Sánchez recently said he found the developments about Juan Carlos “disturbing.” … [Read more...] about Where’s Juan Carlos? Spain mulls former monarch’s future
It’s unlikely a whole lot of swing voters care that much about this issue one way or another, and those who think about it for five minutes probably figure the administration’s approach was a reasonable solution to a small but unavoidable problem. But even as they (and the schools, and the country) move on, conservative activists will remain transfixed, fighting for new bathroom labeling laws in the many states they control, fighting for platform planks, fighting with Republican politicians who are embarrassed by the whole thing, and maybe even fighting with each other on how to fight this new exotic import from Sodom and Gomorrah. This could even become a Terri Schiavo moment, wherein many Americans discover once again that the Christian Right and the political party in its thrall just don’t look at the world the way the rest of us do. … [Read more...] about Are Republicans Falling Into a Democratic Trap on Transgender Bathrooms?
“I wish we had more time, but in a sense just one year is critical for us to prove that we can do this safely and that our customers will follow the rules,” says Momose. She hopes to be able to use her experience and Cocktail for Hope as a resource for others across the country, and to eventually make this a permanent part of Illinois law. … [Read more...] about Meet the Hero Bartenders Supporting Their Communities