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Fifth-Grader Prohibited From Giving Speech Supporting Marriage Equality

Fifth-Grader Prohibited From Giving Speech Supporting Marriage Equality | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A Queens, New York fifth-grader named Kameron Slade won a class competition and was slated to deliver a speech as part of a school-wide competition at PS 195.
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Michigan State Legislators Ban Female Reps From Speaking

Michigan State Legislators Ban Female Reps From Speaking | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The predictions about emboldened right-wing state legislatures after Wisconsin are coming true, with Michigan's legislature as one of the first testing grounds.
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Gay Priest Defies Pope: Catholics Should Vote 'No' on Minnesota Marriage Ban

Gay Priest Defies Pope: Catholics Should Vote 'No' on Minnesota Marriage Ban | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
An openly gay priest on Sunday urged Catholics to go against the Pope's wishes and vote 'no' a November ballot measure that would enshrine Minnesota's same sex marriage ban in the state's Constitution.
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Gender gap mars pay of academic physicians - Denver Post

Gender gap mars pay of academic physicians By Lindsey Tanner AP Female physician-scientists are paid much less than their male counterparts, researchers found, with a salary difference that over the course of a career...

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What I’ve Learned About Gender From Working in a Baby Store | My Sex Professor: Sexuality Education

What I’ve Learned About Gender From Working in a Baby Store | My Sex Professor: Sexuality Education | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Our culture is obsessed with gender. From the moment a new life enters the world, we feel the need to bombard them with “appropriately” colored gifts as a...
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Single women gaining limited acceptance in Iran

Single women gaining limited acceptance in Iran | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
When Shoukoufeh, an English literature student from a backwater town, set out to rent an apartment for her here in the capital, she first stopped at a jewellery store and picked up a $5 wedding ring.
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Dispatches From The War On Women: Breastfeeding In Public Is Not ...

Dispatches From The War On Women: Breastfeeding In Public Is Not ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The latest headlines from the best and the worst in the war on women.
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Washington gay ‘marriage’ law stopped after opponents gather 240,000 signatures

Washington gay ‘marriage’ law stopped after opponents gather 240,000 signatures | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

True marriage advocates gathered over twice the number of signatures necessary to qualify for a public vote. 

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Michigan GOP Ramming Abortion Bill that is “Most Extreme in the Country” through Legislature | The Raw Story

Michigan GOP Ramming Abortion Bill that is “Most Extreme in the Country” through Legislature | The Raw Story | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

The “most extreme abortion bill in the country” award previously went to Kansas. Now Michigan is throwing its hat in the ring with HB5711 and HB5712:

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83-year-old woman wins case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act

83-year-old woman wins case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, making it the fourth court to do so.
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Woman Says Same-Sex Marriage Bias Cost Her Over $500,000

Woman Says Same-Sex Marriage Bias Cost Her Over $500,000 | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Edith Windsor and her spouse, Thea Spyer, were together more than 40 years and shared everything, even property, which was heavily taxed as an inheritance after Ms. Spyer died.
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Let’s talk about the ‘war for women’

Let’s talk about the ‘war for women’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

We have been hearing a lot about the “war against women (Republicans) and the “war with women” (Secret Service), but I want to talk about the “war for women (Democrats).Shortly after Barack Obama became president, he established the White House Council on Women and Girls. We knew he was interested in a different kind of war – the one for women. We have never doubted his support since he started with his own agencies being more supportive of women and requiring ...

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“Woman: The Other Alien in Alien” Why are academics so obsessed with Ridley Scott’s movie and its sequels? Plus: An Alien bibliography.

“Woman: The Other Alien in Alien” Why are academics so obsessed with Ridley Scott’s movie and its sequels? Plus: An Alien bibliography. | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
After a marketing campaign of such ever-evolving ingenuity that it’s put certain alien life forms we could mention to shame, Prometheus has almost landed.
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Women Behind Breastfeeding Military Moms Photograph Fired, Reprimanded

Women Behind Breastfeeding Military Moms Photograph Fired, Reprimanded | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The woman who orchestrated a series of photographs featuring mothers who served in the military breastfeeding their children has been fired from her job.
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Ernst & Young CEO Will Use Position on Boy Scouts Board To Advocate For LGBT Inclusion

Ernst & Young CEO Will Use Position on Boy Scouts Board To Advocate For LGBT Inclusion | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Ernst & Young CEO James Turley with a Boy Scout In April, the removal of Ohio mom Jen Tyrrell from her position as a Cub Scout den leader purely because she is a lesbian, created a national outrage.
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Why Conservatives Wrongly Blame Single Moms for the Disastrous Failures of the Right-Wing Economic Model

Why Conservatives Wrongly Blame Single Moms for the Disastrous Failures of the Right-Wing Economic Model | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
"Broken homes" are irrelevant when there are so few well-paid jobs with decent benefits.
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For Muslim Women in Delhi, A Breath of Fresh Air - New York Times (blog)

For Muslim Women in Delhi, A Breath of Fresh Air - New York Times (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

For Muslim Women in Delhi, A Breath of Fresh Air By RAKSHA KUMAR  right, at the “Pardah Bagh,” a park exclusively for women and children in Nizamuddin in south...

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Brown urges cooperation on Violence Against Women Act

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown took to the floor of the Senate Tuesday to urge Congress to put aside partisan differences to pass an extension of the Violence Against Women Act.
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Muslim women in India seek equal rights under personal law ...

Muslim women in India seek equal rights under personal law ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Muslim women in India are organizing against what they see as unfair laws regarding marriage, divorce, and property rights. Although the Indian Constitution offers all citizens equal rights irrespective of gender and religion, ...
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Over 100 Religious Leaders in Minnesota Unite to Defeat Anti-Gay Legislation On November Ballot

Over 100 Religious Leaders in Minnesota Unite to Defeat Anti-Gay Legislation On November Ballot | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
120 religious leaders of diverse faiths announced the formation of the Clergy United for All Families, a new group which would work to defeat a proposed marriage amendment on the November ballot in Minnesota.
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Officers shoot homeowner being evicted from foreclosed house

Officers shoot homeowner being evicted from foreclosed house | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Police say officers were trying to serve an eviction notice when they shot the homeowner at a house in St. Ann on Wednesday.
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Sen. Shaheen: Women in Military Have Less Access to Affordable Healthcare than Civilians and Inmates

Sen. Shaheen: Women in Military Have Less Access to Affordable Healthcare than Civilians and Inmates | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

During a press conference Thursday, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and two high ranking retired military officers said that giving women in the military the same access to health care that civilians, federal employees, and female inmates have is a matter of equity and fairness. Right now, the Department ...

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Denmark Law Approves Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies In ...

Denmark Law Approves Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies In ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Denmark has just joined Iceland and Sweden as the coolest, most socially accepting countries ever because there is absolutely no distinction between gay and straight couples at the alter! Lawmakers...
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Same sex marriage opponents in Washington seek to overturn law in November

Same sex marriage opponents in Washington seek to overturn law in November | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Opponents of Washington’s new same sex marriage law have submitted enough signatures to place a repeal of the law on the November ballot.
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Denmark approves gay weddings in church

Denmark approves gay weddings in church | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
DENMARK'S parliament has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings instead of the short blessing ceremonies the state's Lutheran Church currently offers.
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