Looks like it's been up for a week and there's two thousand signatures. And I'm pretty sure we've passed the outrage peak by this point. Anyway, the homophobes lost this one even before it was announced. Even though the government is a majority owner in Itella, their official policy is not to participate in running the … » 4/20/14 5:03pm Sunday 5:03pm

Well, the marriage equality law is on its way through the parliament at the moment, and over half of the representatives have already declared their support, so it should be a fait accompli now.
As for the sterilization thing, while it's a nasty relic from a time thankfully long gone, I hope the reason it's still there … » 4/15/14 4:01pm 4/15/14 4:01pm

In defence of Finland, we have civil partnerships, and a majority of both the people and the parliament are in favour of a proper gay marriage. It's only a couple of people in positions of power that have torpedoed the law in the past. Perils of representative democracy and all that. » 4/15/14 10:00am 4/15/14 10:00am

Well, he was yelling about Hitler, so the white supremacist angle seems pretty likely. Unless of course he was yelling something about Obama being a dirty socialist like Hitler. And he had at least one gun. How many do you need for a stockpile? » 4/13/14 4:14pm 4/13/14 4:14pm