This Week In Politics

This Week In Politics

Marriage equality, voter ID drama, a bizarre hissy fit and more

by Zerlina Maxwell, March 29, 2013

This Week In Politics

Rep. Steve King (pictured) attacked Sasha and Malia Obama for vacationing in the Bahamas for spring break

Another look at the political week that was…

●      The fate of marriage equality is officially in the hands of the Supreme Court.  The Court will rule on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act in June.

●      Almost everyone in the Congressional Black Caucus supports marriage equality.  Only 3 Black Caucus members still oppose equal rights for gay couples.

●      This week, North Dakota passed an unconstitutional abortion ban.  The new law bans most abortions and even makes some forms of contraception illegal.

●      Rep. Louie Gohmert, the country’s zaniest congressman, throws a temper tantrum over a parking ticket.

●      Rep. Steve King attacks Sasha and Malia Obama for going to the Bahamas for spring break.

●      The sequestration has caused many local airports to close, forcing Republicans to acknowledge the impact of the drastic cuts.

●      President Obama taps Julia Pierson to be the first woman to head the Secret Service.

●      Virginia passed a new voter ID law this week.

●      The NAACP called out Virginia’s Republican Governor Ken Cuccinelli for comparing Obamacare to slavery.

●      A new report released shows that Newtown shooter Adam Lanza fired 155 bullets in 5 minutes.

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