The Oregon Supreme Court has issued a three-year suspension to Vance Day, a state judge who refused to marry same-sex couples. It’s the longest suspension the court has ever handed down, short of two judges that were removed from office. The suspension without pay accounts for several other violations as well. When marriage equality first arrived in Oregon in 2014, Day required his staff to implement a complex process to ensure he wouldn’t preside over a same-sex couple’s wedding.
A federal judge in Maryland ruled this week in favor of a transgender student’s right to access the locker rooms at his high school in the Talbot County School District. In doing so, he dismantled the school’s arguments that accommodating the student would somehow encroach upon his classmates’ “privacy.”Max Brennan (identified as M.A.B. in the decision) attends St. Michaels Middle High School, where he has been generally accepted by his peers and teachers.
The Texas legislature only convenes in odd-number years, but lawmakers are still finding other ways to debate the anti-trans legislation that failed to pass last year known as SB6. A new report out of the Texas House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness skewers the so-called “bathroom bill” even as conservatives seem poised to resurrect it in 2019.
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Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".