Can't Believe I'm Asking This, But Wanna See A Governor Get All Emotional And Protect Equal Rights?

This is pretty emotional, but you need to know the dry part for context. Or you can just play the video now, knowing it gets good at 30s.So the Colorado Republicans decided to mess with gay people. Gov. John Hickenlooper said, "Not so fast."The state Republican House members filibustered the legislative session until time ran out for the year to prevent civil unions from being debated. 30 different bills involving water, crime, justice, health, etc., were tabled, affecting Coloradans across the state, so that the GOP could stop a DEBATE about marriage equality. In response, the governor, who was one of the biggest restaurateurs in Denver prior to becoming mayor of Denver, then governor, let his emotions get the best of him as he announced a special legislative session to help get those 30 bills passed, and to address the injustice of trying to stop marriage equality, which impacts many of the people who worked in his establishments every day.Starting at 30s in it gets pretty emotional. Watch. (You don't have to watch the whole thing.)

Can't Believe I'm Asking This, But Wanna See A Governor Get All Emotional And Protect Equal Rights?

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)

"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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