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Texas newspaper refuses to run same sex wedding announcement

Texas newspaper refuses to run same sex wedding announcement | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A lesbian couple in Texarkana, TX said that their local newspaper refused to run an announcement of their wedding.
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Ten Years After Law’s Passage, DOJ Takes Baby Steps To Address Prison Sexual Assault

Ten Years After Law’s Passage, DOJ Takes Baby Steps To Address Prison Sexual Assault | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Ten years after Congress passed legislation to address rampant sexual abuse in prison, especially of teenagers and LGBT individuals, the Department of Justice is starting to implement new regulations under the law.
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Pennsylvania Taxpayers To Pay Private Law Firm $400 An Hour To Defend Anti-Gay Law

Pennsylvania Taxpayers To Pay Private Law Firm $400 An Hour To Defend Anti-Gay Law | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania taxpayers will pay a private law firm at least $400 an hour to defend a 1996 state law that prevents gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the state, The Morning Call reports, two months after Attorney General Kathleen Kane withdrew...
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San Antonio Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill Amid Public Outcry

San Antonio Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill Amid Public Outcry | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Proponents of San Antonio’s protections wore red when testifying; opponents wore blue, showing a sharp divide during the many open forums.
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Lola Jennings- Edquist's curator insight, September 6, 2013 8:27 PM

I'm so glad this bill passed- I have a friend who lives in San Antonio who was telling me recently about how much outrage there was surrounding it. The fact that there was outrage surrounding a bill that fought discrimination seems ridiculous; but at least it still managed to get past!

WRoyce's comment, September 7, 2013 6:01 AM
This is so sad. It is ok to attack 1 in 7 male college students and soldiers. But, the aggressors need extra protection. Who will protect the victims?
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Unsafe abortions on the rise across Africa - Religion News Service

Unsafe abortions on the rise across Africa - Religion News Service | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
StarPhoenix Unsafe abortions on the rise across Africa Religion News Service Akech Aimba, an abortion survivor who heads Pearls and Treasures Trust, a Kenyan organization that provide post -abortion care to women affected by unsafe abortion.She...
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WRoyce's comment, September 7, 2013 7:01 PM
How do you encourage economic growth? It seemed the only answer which was viable. Most of the women are married, but cannot afford more children, how do you encourage economic freedoms?
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Gender diversity imperative for business growth - Daily News & Analysis

Gender diversity imperative for business growth - Daily News & Analysis | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Daily News & Analysis Gender diversity imperative for business growth Daily News & Analysis Speaking at the Cisco Women's Leadership Forum, Kumud Srinivasan, president, Intel India, said organisations follow gender diversity policies not as a...
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Gender balance finally adds up for ECB | European Voice

Gender balance finally adds up for ECB | European Voice | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The ECB has decided to set targets for the number of women in the bank's management.
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The real reason women are leaving Wall Street - Quartz

The real reason women are leaving Wall Street - Quartz | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The real reason women are leaving Wall Street
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In my first job on Wall Street in 1982, I shared an office with the assistant to the top auto industry analyst, Maryann Keller.
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LGBT advocates criticize DC Comics for forbidding marriage for lesbian superhero

LGBT advocates criticize DC Comics for forbidding marriage for lesbian superhero | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
DC Comics, already criticized earlier this year for hiring noted homophobic author Orson Scott Card to write stories featuring flagship character Superman, is being knocked again by LGBT advocates for refusing to depict a same-sex marriage in the...
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Female author gunned down by militants in Afghanistan

Female author gunned down by militants in Afghanistan | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Suspected Taliban militants shot dead the Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, writer of a popular book about her dramatic escape from the Taliban in the 90s, in eastern Afghan province of Paktika on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.
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Russian law proposes removing gay parents' children - The Guardian

Russian law proposes removing gay parents' children - The Guardian | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Guardian Russian law proposes removing gay parents' children The Guardian A member of Russian president Vladimir Putin's ruling party tabled a draft law on Thursday to take children away from homosexual parents, adding to a series of measures...
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Niagara prosecutor pursues her own case of gender disparity in pay - Buffalo News

Niagara prosecutor pursues her own case of gender disparity in pay - Buffalo News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Niagara prosecutor pursues her own case of gender disparity in pay
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The objective of Jairus Byrd and his agent is to engineer a trade from the Buffalo Bills by the NFL trade deadline, two league sources told The News.T...
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Women Stage Solidarity Walk After Attacks On Northwest Side - CBS Local

Women Stage Solidarity Walk After Attacks On Northwest Side - CBS Local | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Women Stage Solidarity Walk After Attacks On Northwest Side
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About 100 women from the Sauganash neighborhood walked along the Sauganash Trail on Sept.
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Pat Robertson threatens documentary team over film that says his Africa charity is a fraud

Pat Robertson threatens documentary team over film that says his Africa charity is a fraud | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Christian televangelist Pat Robertson is threatening legal action against a Canadian documentary team over their film alleging that Robertson used a bogus charity as a supply line for his diamond mining business in Africa.
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NOM: ‘Generations Of Children Will Be Sacrificed To The Gods Of The Gay Lobby’

NOM: ‘Generations Of Children Will Be Sacrificed To The Gods Of The Gay Lobby’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The National Organization for Marriage has been sending fundraising emails more frequently than in the past, and the anti-gay rhetoric has become increasingly desperate as well.
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S.C. Teacher Bullied Student Mercilessly, Called Him "Gay Boy," Until Student Attempted Suicide

S.C. Teacher Bullied Student Mercilessly, Called Him "Gay Boy," Until Student Attempted Suicide | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Teacher's constant torment in the class room led led to student's suicide attempt
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Gay Rights Ordinance in Texas Draws GOP Objections - ABC News

Gay Rights Ordinance in Texas Draws GOP Objections - ABC News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Gay Rights Ordinance in Texas Draws GOP Objections
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Gay Rights Ordinance in Texas Draws GOP Objections. SAN ANTONIO September 4, 2013 (AP). By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press. Associated Press.
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The Disappearing Women - New York Times (blog)

The Disappearing Women - New York Times (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Disappearing Women
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That radical power has inspired many women in philosophy, and much political work.
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Prove Your Gender – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Prove Your Gender – The Gospel Coalition Blog | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
My husband and I have a young son. And this son is not like his brothers. This son is emotional, empathetic. He likes a song and a story and a snuggle. He doesn't much care about winning and sometimes wanders away from ...
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Gender and the arms trade: what's the link? « Stop The Arms Fair

Gender and the arms trade: what's the link? « Stop The Arms Fair | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Cynthia Cockburn is an ardent feminist and peace campaigner, involved in international feminist antimilitarist networks such as “Women in Black against War” and the “Women's International League for Peace and Freedom”.
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Under-Represented Women Drive Buyout Strategy for Dutch Fund - Bloomberg

Under-Represented Women Drive Buyout Strategy for Dutch Fund - Bloomberg | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Under-Represented Women Drive Buyout Strategy for Dutch Fund Bloomberg Three Dutch women are raising their own private-equity fund with what they say is a unique strategy: investing in companies where at least a quarter of the management...
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Walmart assistant manager fired for mocking Muslim women: ‘Halloween came early’

Walmart assistant manager fired for mocking Muslim women: ‘Halloween came early’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A Walmart in Hamburg, New York has fired an assistant manager after he posted a photo on Facebook mocking two Muslim women.
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Putin waves off 'anti-gay' law criticism ahead of Obama's LGBT visit - Christian Science Monitor

Putin waves off 'anti-gay' law criticism ahead of Obama's LGBT visit - Christian Science Monitor | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Putin waves off 'anti-gay' law criticism ahead of Obama's LGBT visit Christian Science Monitor President Barack Obama, who is in Russia to attend a Group of 20 summit that seems doomed to highlight his differences over...
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WRoyce's comment, September 7, 2013 6:57 PM
Why is the US President busy representing less than 1% of the world population and ignoring 97% of the American population? Hasn't he said he is everyone's President?
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Conservatives upset as San Antonio extends protections to LGBT residents

Conservatives upset as San Antonio extends protections to LGBT residents | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The city council in San Antonio, Texas, voted on Thursday to extend its non-discrimination ordinance to cover members of the LGBT communities, amid continued objections by conservatives accusing the policy of violating their religious freedom.
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Poor, Black and Hispanic Women Are More Often Counseled on Emergency ... - New York Times (blog)

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Poor, Black and Hispanic Women Are More Often Counseled on Emergency ...
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