"Justiceline: October 31, 2012"
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- Romney surrogate and former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) now says that he wasn’t speaking for Romney when he claimed that a Romney Supreme Court would not overrule Roe v. Wade.
- Meanwhile, Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (R) takes a different tact, admitting that he “can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube” on his infamous comments that pregnancies resulting from rape are a “gift from God.”
- No, the fact that it is unconstitutional to exclude gay people from the protection of domestic violence laws does not immunize straight people from those laws.
- Hawai’i GOP U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle wants to hold a vote on whether all people are guaranteed the equal protection of the law.
- A total of $16 million has already been raised by both sides in the battle over whether to write anti-gay discrimination into Minnesota’s constitution.