Gov. David Paterson of New York is rumored to introduce legislation this Thursday legalizing gay marriage in the state, according to the New York Times.
Not surprisingly, Heather Armstrong over at Dooce raised a firestorm by explaining her unabashedly pro-vaccine stance. I can’t believe this stance is controversial.
If you would allow me one last excellent story at Eat. Drink. Better.: Whole Foods Market has said the number of people reusing grocery bags has tripled in the last year thanks to its eliminating plastic grocery bags. The natural supermarket giant said due to its bold move there were 150 million plastic bags less in our landfills.
Eco Child’s Play makes a compelling case why we should tote around metal canteens rather than plastic bottles of water.
This is amazing: Women control 45 of 80 seats in parliament in Rwanda, according to Elect Women Magazine. The African nation is the first country in the world, in which women outnumber men in parliament. Also, did you know that New Hampshire made history this last election by becoming the first state in the United States to have a female majority in the state legislature? According to Elect Women Magazine, women hold 13 of the 24 seats in the state senate.
Now onto depressing news in Elect Women Magazine: More mothers and pregnant women are being laid off in the workforce that the number of pregnancy-based discrimination complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission increased by nearly 50 percent last year from a decade earlier. That number is expected to rise this year due to the economic climate, according to Elect Women Magazine.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?