Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Real Way Republicans Plan to Rig Elections and Disenfranchise Voters


Allen Clifton | Forward Progressives | June 28, 2014 The last several years these new voter ID laws have often made headlines.  Most notably because they tend to target voters that tend to vote for Democrats.  And since the Supreme … Continue reading

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Vet Groups Bash GOP Senator for Blocking VA Benefits: ‘You Clearly Represent the Worst of Politics’


Allen Clifton | Forward Progressives | June 28, 2014 The scandals that have come to light concerning the VA should have been a moment where everyone in Washington came together in one cohesive voice declaring, “This stops right now!” – … Continue reading

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Singapore gays rally to counter opposition


AAP | The Australian | June 28, 2014 THOUSANDS of gay rights activists gathered in downtown Singapore on Saturday for a rally that this year drew unprecedented criticism from religious conservatives, with one influential Christian pastor calling on the government … Continue reading

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Utah couple’s same-sex marriage leaves them in limbo


Bill Mears | CNN Supreme Court Producer | CNN | June 27, 2014 Kody Partridge and Laurie Wood did not wait to tie the knot. Within minutes of hearing a federal judge strike down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, the … Continue reading

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Vatican eases tone on gay and lesbian Catholics


Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau | Jume 27, 2014 REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – After getting feedback from the faithful about its teachings, the Vatican is taking a softer tone when it comes to the gay and lesbian community. … Continue reading

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Internet Privacy Concerns May Be Dividing the U.S. Government


David Sirota | In These Times | June 28, 2014 United States government has been in the news a lot for its efforts to undermine the Internet’s basic privacy and security protocols. There were the Edward Snowden revelations about the National … Continue reading

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In Military Care, a Pattern of Errors but Not Scrutiny


SHARON LaFRANIERE and ANDREW W. LEHREN | New York Times | June 28, 2014    A VETERAN’S AGONY Jon Guill of Elgin, Okla., who served in Iraq, preparing formula for his son, Justen, who was born with severe brain damage. Credit Brandon … Continue reading

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Facebook may have experimented with controlling your emotions without telling you


David Ferguson | Raw Story | June 28, 2014 Researchers at Facebook ran an experiment on nearly 700,000 randomly chosen users to see if their overall emotional state could be manipulated by the types of posts they see in their … Continue reading

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Why ENDA is Not the Answer


PAUL SCHINDLER |  Gay City News | June 27, 2014 The argument for the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act is clear and catches the public’s attention because it is so stunning: in 29 states you can legally be fired for being … Continue reading

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Veterans who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual could benefit from informed mental health services, researcher says


Science Daily | University of Missouri-Columbia | June 26, 2014 In 2011, the United States Military repealed its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that prevented gay and lesbian service members from disclosing their sexual orientation. Current estimates indicate that more than … Continue reading

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