The situation for marriage equality in Mexico is as interesting as it is complex. Via Buzzfeed:
Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that will likely make marriage equality a reality nationwide in the near future. The wave of rulings throughout Mexico hasn’t caused the uproar that has followed rulings in the United States over the past year striking down state laws barring same-sex couples from marrying. Couples have not rushed to marry nor have conservatives organized major protests.
This is in part because the technicalities of Mexican law have meant these decisions have been much more narrow in their immediate impact. Each decision applies only to the individuals who have brought the cases, and other same-sex couples will still have to sue in order to marry. It takes multiple cases meeting certain technical requirements for the courts to nullify a state law in Mexico — a hurdle that has not yet been met. But with new rulings being announced almost every week — judges in six new states ruled in favor of marriage equality in the first two months of 2015 alone — it seems almost inevitable that this day is coming, say legal experts who have closely followed the litigation.
Ah. The press releases I get…
Pornhub today announced the launch of Wankband, a revolutionary wearable technology that generates and stores energy created from self-pleasuring motions to power small electronic devices. The Wankband, which is currently in the development stage, is seeking Be(a)ta testers who can apply at www.thewankband.com (SFW).
“At Pornhub, we’re always thinking of ways to improve the user experience and world as a whole,” said Corey Price, Vice President of Pornhub. “This is how we came up with Wankband, a wearable technology that enables users to create and harvest energy from their ‘daily routines’ to power, for example, a smartphone – or depending on how long one’s routine, a smartphone and a tablet. With millions of hours of video consumed daily, this could have a major impact on power consumption and give much pleasure to Mother Nature.”
The Wankband, which resembles a fitness tracker, uses a small kinetic charger built into the band to generate and store electricity created by motion — specifically, the motion that is usually done while watching porn. To encourage users to save energy by using their Wankbands, Pornhub is creating a “Wanking Warriors program” that offers special rewards.
Republican leaders in Austin joined members of the conservative coalition Texas Values to slice a ceremonaial cake on the 10th anniversary of the passage of the so-called Texas Marriage Amendment, which defined marriage as “one man and one woman” in Texas.
They had better celebrate while they can as the end is likely near for such bans.
This makes me sick.
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