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#thebigstory: In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has reinstated President Trump’s ban against transgender individuals enlisting and serving in the military. This means the Pentagon can keep transgender people from enlisting and in some cases, can even kick them out while it works its way through the lower courts. Here’s a quick refresher: In March 2018, then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis implemented a memorandum that implies 1. If you’re a trans person you cannot enlist in the military 2. If you are already in the military and in the closet and come out as transgender, you will be discharged. 3. If you’re already an out transgender individual in the military, you won’t be discharged but trans advocates say the new guidelines could lead to harassment or discrimination. There are currently over 10,000 transgender individuals on active duty or in reserve forces that could be affected by this decision, which will likely make its way to the Supreme Court. “Today’s decision thrusts this administration’s discriminatory agenda onto a military that clearly doesn’t want it, and does so at the expense of transgender people’s careers and service.” the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement today. #news #trans #transrights #supremecourt
His words resonate so much-especially now. Today we honor and remember Martin Luther King Jr. The lessons he taught us and the inspiration he continues to provide. Thank you Dr. King. #mondaymotivation #mlk
⭐️Happy 56th @johnmolner !!!! From one of our first dates in 2012 (you look like a baby!) to today, I feel so lucky you came into my life! To quote the silver fox himself Mr. Kenny Rogers: “It’s better every day, you kissed my tears away, as long as it’s okay(hey it rhymes) I’ll stay with you...through the years.” (Key change) This has officially been one of the cheesiest posts of all time! 🤪🌈 But seriously, thank you for giving me my chapter 2. ❤️ Happy Birthday!!🎉🎊🎂🎈And yes, ladies, I’m a cougar. Meow 🐱 ⭐️ ps sorry I repeated the second photo! #no7yearitch
My home state of Virginia has the chance to put the ERA over the finish line as the 38th (and final) state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. A little refresher: The Equal Rights Amendment is a proposed amendment to the US Constitution stating that civil rights may not be denied on the basis of one’s sex. If ratified, it could impact everything from Title IX to equal pay. It passed the House and Senate on 1972 but never got enough state legislatures to pass it as required. (You can read the whole history of the ERA including reasons why some have opposed it if you Wikipedia it!) Meanwhile, I love this video that @lilibernard6 and her daughter Zion made! Thanks for saying I was a good thing to come out of Virginia. I’m in very good company! 😊😊 Next month, the Virginia House will vote on whether to approve the ERA..fingers crossed! #era #equalrightsamendment #virginia
The @buzzfeednews report was refuted by Robert Mueller’s office, so I’ve deleted the post and here’s the statement from the special counsel’s office. It will be interesting to read the reactions from Democrats and the White House tomorrow.
#fbf to when the queen of tidying up @mariekondo came and helped me attempt to clean up & organize my closet (no easy feat!) 😅 Have you all seen her new show on @netflix yet? She decluttered my closet last year but now...let’s just say it’s back to being a bit ”overcrowded!” Btw you can listen to our podcast with Marie by clicking the link in my bio or going to @itunes ! #happyfriday #tidyingup #mariekondo #flashbackfriday #friyay
It’s a triple bday today: @muhammadali @michelleobama and wait for it... @bettymwhite ! What can I say I adore her. I’ve interviewed her several times but thought I’d share this conversation we had at the Central Park Zoo in 2010 when she was 89. I asked her if she was afraid of dying one day and her secret to a long and happy life. Here’s what she said. Happy bday you saucy minx. I ❤️ you. Always have. Always will. 🥰🎂#happybirthday #happybirthdaybetty #bettywhite #icon
Happy Birthday to the greatest of all time, @muhammadali who would be celebrating his 77th birthday today. I had the privilege of visiting him and his extraordinary wife Lonnie at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center back in 2006. He’d been suffering from Parkinson’s for over 20 years but he was as lively and funny as ever. The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center offers a wide range of recreational therapies, educational workshops and support groups as well as the best clinical care, research, and rehabilitation for people dealing with Parkinson’s disease. (A disease by the way, that my father dealt with for the last decade of his life.) If you’d like to see the whole piece - head over to my IGTV to learn more about the work Muhammad did alongside @realmikejfox. 🌟♥️ #tbt #muhammadali #happybirthday #wemissyou
According to the @usdagov, more than 50 million Americans regularly don’t have enough to eat while up to 40% of the country’s food supply is wasted. Today’s #wednesdaywoman is working to change that. Maria Rose Belding developed @meansdatabase (while still in high school!) after spending years volunteering in her local food pantry and seeing food go to waste. MEANS is an online database that allows food pantries and kitchens to connect with businesses & corporations that have extra food in order to feed the hungry. MEANS has evolved into a nonprofit run largely by high school and college students that has helped redistribute more than 1.8 million pounds of food since 2015 and has served more than 69 million meals. MEANS has spread to 42 states (including the District of Columbia) in just two years and represents more than 3,000 partner agencies. To learn more about MEANS and the work Maria is doing, check out www.meansdatabase.com 🌟Thank you MRB for being such an awesome role model and helping so many people in need.♥️#wednesdaywomen #wcw #gogirl #seeher
More and more companies are taking a stand on important social issues. The folks at P&G, (who I’ve gotten to know well over the past year and have been proud to collaborate with) have been on the forefront of taking a stand on issues like race and gender inequality. This latest effort by @gillette takes on toxic masculinity, and it’s spurred a lot of conversation and some controversy. I’d love to hear what you all think! (Swipe ⬅️ to see the full campaign) #gillette #toxicmasculinity #whatdoyouthink