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Federal Judge Rules Texas' Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, education, family, freedoms, gayrights, goodnews, government, law, media, politics, religion, safety, society )

Kit
- 451 days ago - dallasnews.com
Texas became the biggest conservative state to have its gay marriage ban declared unconstitutional by a federal judge Wednesday, though he held his ruling in abeyance so higher-ranking jurists, possibly even the U.S. Supreme Court, can weigh in.
Beyond Bullying How Hostile School Climate Perpetuates the School-to-Prison Pipeline for LGBT Youth
Society & Culture  (tags: children, schools, bullying, freedoms, rights, society, gayrights, education, safety, violence, ethics )

Carrie
- 452 days ago - americanprogress.org
To be certain, peer-on-peer bullying is an important factor that influences school climate and has been linked to poor health, well-being, and educational outcomes. But research suggests that harsh school discipline policies also degrade the overall...
"Men's Rights" Activists Are Trying to Redefine the Meaning of Rape
Society & Culture  (tags: MRM activists, women, rape, rights, dishonesty, ethics, society, safety, violence, crime )

Carrie
- 452 days ago - newrepublic.com
The MRM's tirades and hijinks certainly don't meaningfully add to the debate surrounding the way we handle sexual assault. But to totally ignore the issues that they raise does not further a productive conversation.
EXCLUSIVE: Buying a Gun on Facebook Takes 15 Minutes
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, facebook, violence, society, crime, ethics, law, media, safety )

Carrie
- 452 days ago - venturebeat.com
A VentureBeat investigation has uncovered dozens of pages on FB where guns are for sale, including semi-automatic weapons, handguns, and silencers. While the transactions don't actually happen on FB, the social network is a remarkably easy way to find...
Maine Republican Regrets Saying Men Should Rape Women If Abortion Is Legal
Society & Culture  (tags: Maine, Lawrence Lockman, republicans, violence, rape, women, society, government, ethics, rights, safety )

Carrie
- 452 days ago - rawstory.com
"If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn't a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman?" Lockman said. "At least the rapist's pursuit of sexual freedom doesn't (in most cases) result in anyone's death."
Condemn School for Abusing Pig PETITION!!
Society & Culture  (tags: pig, abused, abuse, animalcruelty, animals, cruelty, ethics, humans, law, protection, sadness, society, suffering, animalrights, safety )

Robert
- 453 days ago - forcechange.com
students and faculty chased the animal. According to witnesses, after being caught, the pig was repeatedly spiked into the gymnasium floor like a football. The school superintendent, Mark Peterson, was amongst those chasing and tormenting the pig.
Speak Out for Women in Syria and Other Conflict Areas ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, war zones, protection, safety )

Cher
- 454 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
In war and conflict zones, women are especially at risk. Yet, women make up less than 10 percent of peace negotiators and less than 3 percent of the signatories to peace agreements, according to the United Nations.
Saudi Arabia: The Middle East's Real Apartheid State
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, abuse, apartheid, Islam, Muslims, corruption, crime, culture, death, ethics, freedoms, government, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Gillian
- 455 days ago - frontpagemag.com
There is a country in the Middle East where 10 percent of the population is denied equal rights because of their race, where black men are not allowed to hold many government positions, where black women are put on trial for witchcraft and where the c
Islamists Kill 47 in Attack in Northeast Nigeria - Police
Society & Culture  (tags: Africa, Nigeria, Islam, Muslims, child, children, corruption, culture, death, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence )

Gillian
- 455 days ago - in.reuters.com
Gunmen from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group attacked the northeastern town of Bama on Wednesday, opening fire on a school, shooting or burning to death 47 people and trashing the palace of a traditional ruler, officials and witnesses said.
Egypt/Sudan: Traffickers Who Torture
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Egyptians, Sudanese, Islam, Muslims, Christians, human trafficking and slavery, torture, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, humans, religion, rights, sadness, safety, violence )

Gillian
- 456 days ago - hrw.org
Traffickers have kidnapped, tortured, and killed refugees, most from Eritrea, in eastern Sudan and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to dozens of interviewees said Human Rights Watch. Egypt and Sudan have failed to adequately identify and prosecute th
Mother of Comatose Three-Year-Old Testifies Against Palestinian Rock Throwers
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, child, children, crime, culture, death, family, religion, rights, sadness, safety, violence, Islam, Muslims, Israelis )

Gillian
- 456 days ago - algemeiner.com
The five Palestinian suspects arrested in connection with the rock attack that left three-year-old Adele Biton from the Yakir community in critical condition nearly one year ago, heard from Adele's mother during their trial last Thursday, February 13.
With Support For Marijuana, Concern Over Driving High Grows
Society & Culture  (tags: marijuana, politics, driving, safety, society, politics, news )

Cal
- 456 days ago - npr.org
A majority of Americans now say they support full legalization, and the trend is spreading: Legal weed is coming soon to Washington state.
Saudi Muslims Torture Horse
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, law, media, murder, news, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, police, violence, world )

Rahman
- 456 days ago - yousign.org
Muslims torture a horse in this video. In many Muslim countries there are NO animal protection laws, so abuse of animals is ingrained in the pious Muslim mind. Islamic law permits for the rape of animals. Muslim Pakistan tops google for "horse sex."
Minnesota Nursing Home Defends Rapist: 89-Year-Old Victim Was a 'Flirt' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, women, violence, rape, elderly, safety, society, crime, health )

Carrie
- 456 days ago - rawstory.com
An elderly woman in Minnesota is seeking punitive damages against a nursing home that placed her in a mental health facility and protected her attacker after she was raped.

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