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New Index Rates Cities By LGBT Inclusion

New Index Rates Cities By LGBT Inclusion | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Human Rights Campaign has produced a new Municipal Equality Index, designed to rate cities’ LGBT policies in a parallel way to its well-known Corporate Equality Index.
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9 Pa. Colleges Target Of Gender Complaint - CBS Local

9 Pa. Colleges Target Of Gender Complaint - CBS Local | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
9 Pa. Colleges Target Of Gender Complaint CBS Local “Despite the fact that Title IX has obligated them to achieve gender equality, after four decades these schools still are not providing equitable opportunities for young women,” said Terry...
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Britain’s first openly lesbian MP Angela Eagle: I can’t believe the minister for women is anti-gay rights

Britain’s first openly lesbian MP Angela Eagle: I can’t believe the minister for women is anti-gay rights | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Speaking in the House of Commons today, Labour's Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle has condemned the Prime Minister's judgement for the Maria Miller situation.
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Supreme Court Passes On Case Of Photographer Who Snubbed A Gay Wedding

Supreme Court Passes On Case Of Photographer Who Snubbed A Gay Wedding | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a commercial photography business in New Mexico that objects to taking pictures of same-sex wedding ceremonies.

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Federal Judge Plans To Strike Down Ohio Marriage Recognition Ban

Federal Judge Plans To Strike Down Ohio Marriage Recognition Ban | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A prior decision by the judge was limited to recognizing same-sex couples' marriages on death certificates.
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Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' - The Guardian

Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' - The Guardian | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Guardian Jimmy Carter rails against worldwide 'abuse of women and girls' The Guardian Jimmy Carter is making a "call to action" over discrimination and violence against women, addressing issues from female genital mutilation to child marriage...
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Momentum Is Building for Museum on Women - New York Times

Momentum Is Building for Museum on Women - New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Momentum Is Building for Museum on Women New York Times WASHINGTON — A once-ailing effort to build a national women's history museum on or near the National Mall has been given new life by a declaration of support from the House majority leader and...
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President Jimmy Carter Slams Sexist Biblical Interpretations And Inequality In Religion

President Jimmy Carter Slams Sexist Biblical Interpretations And Inequality In Religion | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Former President Jimmy Carter is issuing a call to action for religions to stop using scripture to trample on women's rights.

He spoke about his new book out today, "A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power," with HuffPost ...
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Mitch McConnell fundraiser: Wives in bad ‘mood’ still have sexual ‘obligation’ to husbands

Mitch McConnell fundraiser: Wives in bad ‘mood’ still have sexual ‘obligation’ to husbands | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A conservative radio host who hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) this week has said that a wife should have sex with her husband — regardless of her “mood” — because it was one of the “mutual obligations” of being married.
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Religion in feminist movements explored - The News International

Religion in feminist movements explored - The News International | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Religion in feminist movements explored The News International SOCIOLOGIST and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Professor Dr Nida Kirmani on Friday explored how the feminist movement in Pakistan dealt with religion in its advocacy...
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Judge strikes down Michigan ban on gay marriage; state asks for a stay - Detroit Free Press

Judge strikes down Michigan ban on gay marriage; state asks for a stay - Detroit Free Press | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Judge strikes down Michigan ban on gay marriage; state asks for a stay
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In a historic ruling that provided a huge morale boost to the gay-rights movement, U.S.
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Murdoch Urges Irish to Boycott Guinness Over Its Embrace of Gay ...

Murdoch Urges Irish to Boycott Guinness Over Its Embrace of Gay ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Although the issue may still divide Irish-Americans, the acceptance of gay rights is now so mainstream in Ireland that the state broadcaster, RTE, recently broadcast a comedy sketch that mocked the concept embraced by Mr.
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Women's Rights in Africa: Land Reform, Gender Equality and Social ...

Women's Rights in Africa: Land Reform, Gender Equality and Social ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
International Women's Day on March 8 is an annual commemoration extending back for over a century. In Africa women have been in the forefront of the movements toward national liberation, social and environmental justice ...
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Mormon women seeking priesthood to be shut out of Temple Square

Mormon women seeking priesthood to be shut out of Temple Square | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The Mormon Church rebuffed Ordain Women’s second push for entrance to the priesthood session and urged the grass-roots group to “demonstrate” instead outside Temple Square.
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Hillary, Obama and the media: Reducing politics to sex and race - Fox News

Hillary, Obama and the media: Reducing politics to sex and race - Fox News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Hillary, Obama and the media: Reducing politics to sex and race
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And by the way, the grand narrative of Barack Obama's presidency is about race, and that won't change until he leaves office.
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Gay Scoutmaster Refuses To Step Down

Gay Scoutmaster Refuses To Step Down | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
One Scoutmaster and his troop's church sponsor are standing up to the BSA ban on openly LGBT adults.
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Federal Judge Will Order Ohio To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages From Other States

Federal Judge Will Order Ohio To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages From Other States | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
“I intend to issue a written decision and order by April 14 striking down as unconstitutional under all circumstances Ohio’s ban on recognizing legal same-sex marriages from other states,” the judge said.
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Extremist Kansas Lawmaker Wants Women To Report Miscarriages

Extremist Kansas Lawmaker Wants Women To Report Miscarriages | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Let's just retire the lie about conservatives being all about small government. They like small government when it comes to taxes, but when it comes to women, they like their government big, stinky, vile and evil.
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Women Justices Rock the Hobby Lobby Argument - New Yorker (blog)

Women Justices Rock the Hobby Lobby Argument - New Yorker (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Women Justices Rock the Hobby Lobby Argument
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There were two lessons from Tuesday's argument in the Hobby Lobby case in the Supreme Court. First, it's very important that there are now three women Justices.
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Should Corporations Have the Same Religious Freedom Rights as People?

Should Corporations Have the Same Religious Freedom Rights as People? | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Affordable Care Act is a Soviet-style Leviathan, enacted by a Congress eager to crush liberty under a boot of mandates.
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Everyone's taxes feed into their corporation.  They shouldn't decide who benefits!

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THE PLAIN TRUTH - WND.com

THE PLAIN TRUTH - WND.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
THE PLAIN TRUTH
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A prominent atheist activist group is demanding that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker remove a Scripture from his Twitter and Facebook accounts, alleging that they imply the government promotion of religion.
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No law should be based upon religious law. They should be based upon what is fair and reasonable treatment of all human beings. And based upon the principle that all human beings should be treated equally under the law.

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Religion Is No Excuse for Bigotry Against Women - Huffington Post

Religion Is No Excuse for Bigotry Against Women - Huffington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Reuters Blogs (blog) Religion Is No Excuse for Bigotry Against Women Huffington Post The owners of two for-profit corporations, Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., claim their Christian religious beliefs justify withholding...
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UN Document Promotes Equality for Women - ABC News

UN Document Promotes Equality for Women - ABC News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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UN Document Promotes Equality for Women
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After two weeks of heated debate, liberal and conservative countries early Saturday approved a U.N.
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Sto-Rox students for gay rights plan for Day of Silence - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Sto-Rox students for gay rights plan for Day of Silence - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Sto-Rox students for gay rights plan for Day of Silence Pittsburgh Post Gazette They were among a few dozen Allegheny County high school students who met in the Pittsburgh Brashear High School library on Friday morning to prepare for the Day of...
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Guinness pull sponsorship over gay rights | Marketing magazine

Guinness pull sponsorship over gay rights | Marketing magazine | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Guinness has pulled out of New York's St Patrick's Day parade after gay and lesbian groups were excluded, costing the organisers of the event a key sponsor. “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being ...
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Does Hobby Lobby have religious rights? The Supreme Court will decide - Religion News Service

Does Hobby Lobby have religious rights? The Supreme Court will decide - Religion News Service | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Does Hobby Lobby have religious rights?
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