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Maddow: Republicans don’t know what’s in their abortion bills

On Friday night’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel treated viewers to some of the priceless comments that Facebook users have been posting to the timelines of Sam Brownback and other Republican governors whose state legislatures are currently attempting to enact draconian anti-abortion laws. “Do you have a crossword…

Brownback: ‘Go work somewhere else’ if you want contraception

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) has a simple solution for women who work for religious institutions that refuse to cover birth control: Find a new job. During a call-in show on C-SPAN Monday morning, a woman named Doris from Osawatomie, Kansas told Brownback that she was worried that he wanted…

Gay groups angry Kansas anti-sodomy law remains on books

KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) – Gay rights groups are outraged that a Kansas state law banning sex between people of the same gender was left off statutes Governor Sam Brownback wants to repeal, even though the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 ruled such a Texas law unconstitutional. Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma…

Brownback: ‘I apologize’ to teen who says I suck

A Kansas teen, who sent out a tweet critical of Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS), not only won’t be punished, she’s also getting an apology directly from the governor. “My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that, I apologize,” Brownback said in a statement. “Freedom of speech is among our…

Teen won’t apologize for insulting Kansas governor: ‘I would do it again’

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) shouldn’t hold his breath waiting for an apology from the teen that he tattled on for writing a disparaging tweet. Emma Sullivan, 18, told The Associated Press late Sunday that she isn’t giving in to Brownback’s demand for an apology because it wouldn’t be sincere.…

Kansas LGBT activists seek to repeal sodomy law

The Kansas Equality Coalition, an LGBT advocacy group, hopes to pressure Gov. Sam Brownback (R) into repealing a state law that prohibits people of the same sex from engaging in intercourse. “We believe that the current statute, while ultimately unenforceable, is an affront to thousands of law-abiding gay and lesbian…

Kansas governor tattles on teen’s rude tweet

CHICAGO — The governor of Kansas faced an online trashing Friday for tattling on a teenaged girl who sent out a critical tweet during a visit to the state capitol. Emma Sullivan, 18, was hauled into her principal’s office and ordered to write letters of apology after one of Governor…

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