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Daily Kos: Elton John in Russia: "I am deeply saddened and shocked"

Daily Kos: Elton John in Russia: "I am deeply saddened and shocked" | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Dedicating his concert in Moscow last night to Vladislav Tornovoi , a 23 year old gay man who was brutally murdered when he came out to people he thought were his friends, Elton John answered ...
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How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama's ...

How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama's ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
(RNS) One of the toughest political calculations in Washington is balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religious freedom. After a number of setbacks on that front, President Obama may ...
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Court blocks Mississippi from closing state's last abortion clinic - Los Angeles Times

Court blocks Mississippi from closing state's last abortion clinic - Los Angeles Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Court blocks Mississippi from closing state's last abortion clinic Los Angeles Times After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last...
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Uganda activists launch court bid to overturn anti-gay law

Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian. Duration: 01:07.
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These Two Charts Show How Family Caretaking Still Falls to Women

These Two Charts Show How Family Caretaking Still Falls to Women | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Data show that family responsibilities are disproportionately shouldered by women—particularly black women.
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NC moms hold nurse-in at Walmart after woman ordered to breastfeed in a toilet stall

NC moms hold nurse-in at Walmart after woman ordered to breastfeed in a toilet stall | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A Walmart employee asked a North Carolina woman breastfeeding her newborn in a store bathroom to move into a toilet stall.
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Women And Minorities Penalized For Promoting Diversity, Study Says - Forbes

Women And Minorities Penalized For Promoting Diversity, Study Says - Forbes | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Women And Minorities Penalized For Promoting Diversity, Study Says
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A recent study, to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management August 1-5, set out to uncover “the puzzle of why nearly all large U.S.
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The Trouble With Gender Quotas - Huffington Post

The Trouble With Gender Quotas - Huffington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Trouble With Gender Quotas Huffington Post The persisting imbalance of women in positions of power has spurned debate in recent years over whether or not companies should implement gender quotas in order to encourage greater equality between...
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Turkish official: Women shouldn't laugh in public - USA TODAY

Turkish official: Women shouldn't laugh in public - USA TODAY | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Turkish official: Women shouldn't laugh in public USA TODAY Many Turkish women were doubled over with laughter Tuesday after their country's deputy leader said in a speech assailing "moral corruption" that women should not laugh in public...
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A ‘fundamental right’: Appeals court strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban

A ‘fundamental right’: Appeals court strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
(Reuters) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down Virginia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage on Monday.
The court agreed with a lower federal court ruling striking down the ban.
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How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama's Executive Order

How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama's Executive Order | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
(RNS) One of the toughest political calculations in Washington is balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religious freedom.
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How Geraldine Ferraro changed politics for women

Thirty years ago, Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to be named a vice presidential nominee on a major party ticket. Ferraro's daughter, filmmaker Donna Zaccaro, tells the story of her...
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Judge blocks new law restricting state abortion payments - Anchorage Daily News

Judge blocks new law restricting state abortion payments - Anchorage Daily News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Judge blocks new law restricting state abortion payments Anchorage Daily News A new Alaska law restricting state payments for abortions sought by women who receive Medicaid assistance was put on hold this week, one day before it was set to take...
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10 Races That May Hinge on “The War on Women” - BillMoyers.com

10 Races That May Hinge on “The War on Women” - BillMoyers.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
10 Races That May Hinge on “The War on Women” BillMoyers.com But the underlying tension between conservative religious beliefs and women's access to reproductive health care — including legal abortion without overly burdensome regulation and...
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STIGMA STOPS ZIM GAYS FROM SEEKING HEALTH CARE - MambaOnline - Gay South Africa online

STIGMA STOPS ZIM GAYS FROM SEEKING HEALTH CARE - MambaOnline - Gay South Africa online | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe gay rights activist has spoken out about how homophobia affects his community. (Zimbabwe gay rights activist speaks out about how homophobia affects his community when it comes to health care.
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Inside LES With a Gay Rights Historian - Huffington Post

Inside LES With a Gay Rights Historian - Huffington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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New York City's iconic Pride Parade may have come and gone, but the gay community -- according to Vayable Insider and long-time local Camille -- remains fully in bloom.
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9 Year Old Girl Replaces “God” with “Please” in O Canada & Festival Pulls Plug on Her Performance

9 Year Old Girl Replaces “God” with “Please” in O Canada & Festival Pulls Plug on Her Performance | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
By Diana MacPherson On July 1st, I wrote a quick note about how PM Harper asked God to keep our true north strong and free in a Canada Day tweet. I find the PM’s repeated invocations of a deity tha...
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God gave Alabama coal, so EPA can’t tell us not to burn it, state officials say

God gave Alabama coal, so EPA can’t tell us not to burn it, state officials say | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
State officials urged Alabama residents to pray for divine intervention to block proposed environmental regulations for coal-fired plants, saying such policies violate God’s laws.
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What Is a Woman? - The New Yorker

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What Is a Woman? The New Yorker Then they were going to try to explain why, at a time when transgender rights are ascendant, radical feminists insist on regarding transgender women as men, who should not be allowed to use women's...
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Crackdown on religion in VIC state schools

Crackdown on religion in VIC state schools | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
NEWS | Sophie Timothy & Kaley Payne Tuesday 29 July 2014 Lunchtime prayer meetings, Bible studies, Christmas plays and Easter presentations may become a thing of the past in Victorian State Schools following the publication of a new set of rules.
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Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

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Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.
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Creationist group to ask Kentucky taxpayers for help building Noah’s ark theme park

Creationist group to ask Kentucky taxpayers for help building Noah’s ark theme park | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A creationist group will ask state officials again for tax incentives to help build their long-planned Noah’s ark theme park in northern Kentucky.
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Russian Authorities Tell LGBT Group It Should Hold Its Pride Parade In A Landfill

Russian Authorities Tell LGBT Group It Should Hold Its Pride Parade In A Landfill | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
This represents just the latest in the country's ongoing effort to humiliate the community.
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Isis 'orders FGM' for women in Mosul

Isis 'orders FGM' for women in Mosul | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Islamist group Isis orders women aged 11 to 46 in Mosul, Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation, the UN says. (RT @RichardDawkins: Mosul compulsory FGM.
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​Trans-woman must file for divorce to get gender change recognized, ECHR rules - RT

​Trans-woman must file for divorce to get gender change recognized, ECHR rules - RT | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
RT Trans-woman must file for divorce to get gender change recognized, ECHR rules RT The European Court of Human Rights has thrust support behind the Finnish government's decision to force a man, who underwent gender reassignment surgery, to annul...
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Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Quietly Becoming The New Thing At Colleges - Huffington Post

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Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Quietly Becoming The New Thing At Colleges
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The number of gender-neutral bathrooms has grown in just the past few years, in city-run facilities, workplaces and, most commonly, college campuses.
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