Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Advocate: Arias abuses Battered Woman Syndrome

Advocate: Arias abuses Battered Woman Syndrome

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Editor’s Note: Tanya Young Williams is a TV personality, celebrity spokeswoman for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and an advocate for victims of domestic violence. She is the estranged wife of former NBA star Jayson Williams. She is on Twitter

'All I hear from Casey is a pity party!'

'All I hear from Casey is a pity party!'

Boo-hoo-hoo Casey Anthony.

Casey is holed up in some home somewhere having a big pity-party. Poor Casey. She is bemoaning the fact that she is in another prison. Only instead of an actual jail cell this time she is in a house. Well, Casey, if this is indeed another prison, nobody put you there but yourself. There is no one else to blame for your current situation.

JVM: Get rid of gestation crates NOW!

JVM: Get rid of gestation crates NOW!

McDonald's says it’s phasing out pig gestation crates. When I heard that news, I almost started crying. I was so grateful because I have witnessed the horror. One look at a pig gestation crate and you will know exactly what I mean.

A breeding sow spends most of her life in a tiny cage. It’s usually about seven feet long and two feet wide. She cannot turn around. She cannot scratch herself. She must urinate and defecate where she stands. Simply put, I believe she is tortured, day in and day out.

Jane Velez-Mitchell: It's about time, Mr. President!

Jane Velez-Mitchell: It's about time, Mr. President!

Editor's note: Jane Velez-Mitchell is the host of Jane Velez-Mitchell, which airs every weeknight at 7 p.m. ET on HLN.

My first reaction to President Obama saying he now supports gay marriage was: Whew, finally. He's the first U.S. president to take that stand. It's historic and it's about time. Americans have grown up debating and pondering this issue. A recent Gallup poll shows more Americans support gay marriage than oppose it. Even many Republicans like Former Vice President Dick Cheney think same sex marriage should be legal. His stance is the result of his own personal connection to the issue -- his daughter is gay -- but I'll take it.

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