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The Worst of the Worst

Donald Trump has been president for less than an entire season and there have already been so many sweeping changes in both policies and the political climate of the country that one would be hard-pressed to pinpoint the worst disaster of his presidency as of yet. Given his propensity to tweet out his feelings as he sees fit and to anger world leaders, it’s likely that the worst is yet to come.

Teacher suspended for allowing gay rights song to play in class

At what point will the gay rights movement be considered worthy to teach in classrooms?

This week’s report of the ignorance involves a teacher in Michigan who decided to let one of her students play a song in class that just happened to promote gay rights.  It was a rap song by artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis entitled “Same Love.”  

Take action for human rights worldwide

We’re all human; we need to act like it.

To quote Sara Sidle from TV’s CSI, “It never ceases to amaze me what we do to each other.” No matter who you are or where you are born, there is always a chance that your human rights and very life could be destroyed as long as the rights of anyone are being trampled. We must stand together as brothers and sisters and call for compassionate, fair and humane treatment of one and all.

French President earns ire of gay community for backpedaling

Where is the line between gay marriage rights and personal choice drawn?

The President of France, Francois Hollande has recently gained quite a bit of criticism regarding his decision to make some amendments to the currently up-in-the-air gay marriage law.  The sources of this criticism are gay rights movements who say that he is going against his initial promises to support gay marriage within the country.  The provision he wishes to add to the law is one that will allow mayors to refuse to do gay marriages if it goes against what they believe.  They can’t just d

The ongoing struggle of rights vs. the church

As the world moves forward with LGBT rights, the Catholic Church continues to fight the tide.

This year saw many great victories when it comes to LGBT rights across both the United States and Europe.  The election brought many great changes and progress and promises better things to come as people continue to voice their belief that gay couples should be able to marry freely, regardless of what religions try to preach.  As typical, the Catholic Church is resisting that change, even going so far as to issue an offic

Spain upholds same-sex marriage laws

After a seven-year struggle, the safety of gay marriage in Spain is finally cemented.

This year saw many advances in the realm of LGBT rights across the world.  Here in the United States our election brought forth gains in three states: Maryland, Washington and Maine.  Meanwhile, across the Atlantic Ocean, Spain was also doing their part to ensure that same-sex couples maintained all the rights afforded to opposite-sex couples.  After seven years of tenuous existence, the gay-rights laws of the country were cemented via a ruling from the

Rest easy, America: We are in good hands

I, for one, am glad we didn’t have to set the clocks back 70 years.

My husband and I grasped hands tightly as we watched the screen. Romney was in the lead and our eyes met, troubled, even fearful. Would the next three Supreme Court justices put laws on my body, on my child’s body, that rendered us baby machines worthy of death? Would the next president not only have nothing but disdain for the poor—but for half the entire population? Would he fight to make sure my friends can’t marry, that those who starve stay that way?

In many ways, this felt like a life-or-death election, and the relief we experienced when CBS declared President Obama winner—and Claire McCaskill winner in our state of Missouri­—eased out of us like air from taut, painful balloons. We didn’t scream with joy so much as we had in 2008 but instead trembled with gratitude. Four more years never sounded so good.

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