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  • Boy On Dennis-Yarmouth Field Hockey Team Draws Critics

    11/12/2014 12:23:06 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 25 replies
    If it’s called the girls’ field hockey team, then why is there a boy on the field? That’s what some parents were asking as they watched Dennis-Yarmouth face off against Acton-Boxboro Tuesday with goalie Max Allen protecting the DY goal net. “Look at him lined up with everybody else. I mean, there’s such a physical difference,” said Maura Champigny watching her daughter’s team face Allen. “Having a boy in a field hockey net somehow doesn’t sit well.” It’s a battle high school sports officials have tested before. In fact the MIAA challenged the issue all the way to the Massachusetts...
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Says He Won't Share a Restroom With Women Under Houston's Ordinance

    11/04/2014 8:13:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/4/2014 | BY LEONARDO BLAIR
    Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson declared Sunday night that he has no plans to share a restroom with Texas women under Houston's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance. Robertson, who was one of several speakers at the "I Stand Sunday" event hosted by the Family Research Council and others at Grace Community Church in Houston, Texas, opened his speech with the declaration. "For all you ladies in Texas, trust me when I tell you this, when you're seated in your restroom putting on your Maybelline, when I need to take a leak I'm not going there," Robertson said to wild applause. The...
  • Mayor Parker Drops Flashpoint Issue From Civil Rights Ordinance (Conservatives Advancing)

    05/13/2014 7:56:04 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    KHOU Local News Houston ^ | May 13, 2014 | Doug Miller
    “This is a group of people that are generally homosexual activists,” said Liz Theiss, an opponent of the ordinance. “And they have obviously found someone in power in Mayor Parker to forward this bill and force it on the traditionalists in this city.”
  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat

    01/27/2013 12:05:23 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Ryan Smit
    The Wall Street Journal OPINION January 23, 2013, 7:01 p.m. ET Ryan Smith: The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat A Pentagon push to mix the sexes ignores how awful cheek-by-jowl life is on the battlefield. By RYAN SMITH America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so Wednesday's news that the decision has now been made is not a surprise. It appears that female soldiers will be allowed on the battlefield but not in the infantry. Yet it is a distinction without much difference: Infantry units serve side-by-side in combat with artillery, engineers, drivers, medics...
  • Obama Complains that Michelle Doesn't Make Money As First Lady

    08/08/2012 3:25:58 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 41 replies
    President Obama spoke to women supporters today at a Denver event. "...I wanna make sure that when she's working she is getting paid the same as men, I gotta say that First Ladies right now don't, even though that's a tough job!"
  • Gays Picket Cake Shop Owned by Christian Baker

    08/07/2012 5:23:54 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 42 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/7/12 | Todd Starnes
    The owner of a Colorado bakery said in spite of picket lines and online petitions he will not change a store policy against baking wedding cakes for homosexual couples – a policy that critics call hateful and bigoted. More than 4,200 people have signed an online petition calling on the Masterpiece Cake Shop to ends its policy banning gay wedding cakes. Over the weekend, several dozen people picketed the privately-owned store in Lakewood, Colo. Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, said his ban on making cakes for gay weddings is a result of his religious beliefs. “I’m not...
  • Support For Gay Marriage Rises Across All Age, Race, Political Groups

    08/02/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT · by Wise Hectare · 153 replies
    RTT News Global Financial Newswires ^ | 8.1.12 | RTT Staff Writer
    Support for same-sex marriage has risen across the board in the last four years, new polling data shows, signalling a shift in the overall political and social views of Americans. The new data, released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, shows a higher percentage of Democrats, Republicans, whites, minorities and people of all generations support same-sex marriage legalization.... Among voting groups, there has been an increase in support for same-sex marriage even among Republicans. Since 2008, Democrats have jumped in support from 50 to 65 percent; Republicans from 19 to 24 percent; and Independents from 44...
  • It's time courts outlawed color-coding of college students

    10/27/2011 4:40:19 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 27, 2011 | Sharon L. Browne and Roger Clegg
    When students apply to public universities or colleges, should they be admitted - or rejected - based on their race? Should they be taught that it isn't their drive and determination that count, it's their skin color? The United States Supreme Court has been asked to hear a high-profile lawsuit that asks these questions. Many analysts expect that the justices will accept the case - Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin - and issue a ruling that could affect public universities nationwide. The petitioner is Abigail Fisher, from Sugar Land, who was denied acceptance to UT-Austin. She sued because...
  • Look What Equal Rights Has Given Us

    03/22/2011 8:59:30 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 20 replies
    All Voices ^ | March 22, 2011 | R.G. Yoho
    In the America I grew up in, I was raised to respect women and protect them. In that regards, there was certainly nothing unusual about my upbringing. My father and mother stubbornly drilled those concepts into my stubborn head. I was taught to open the door for a woman. While sitting on a bus or in a doctor’s waiting room, I was instructed to give up my seat to a woman. It is a practice I continue today.
  • New law could give Coast Guard Academy leeway to better promote campus diversity

    10/01/2010 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 31 replies
    The Day ^ | 10/1/2010 | Jennifer McDermott
    Admissions policy would no longer be 'race-neutral' New London - Buried in the annual Coast Guard authorization act passed this week by Congress is wording that would strike from the U.S. Code the statement that all appointments to the Coast Guard Academy "shall be made without regard to the sex, race, color or religious beliefs of an applicant." Under current federal law the academy is "race neutral," but the change would put it on the same footing as other colleges and universities in balancing its enrollment by admitting students from specific groups. The other military service academies admit students by...
  • Men Wear Bras So Women Can Go Topless (Warning: Graphic Sadness & Nudity)

    08/20/2010 10:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | August 19, 2010 | David Moye
    Gay marriage is a hot issue right now, but it's not as titillating as another battle for equality: the right for women to go topless in public. That right is a fundamental one, according to the folks behind Go Topless, an organization dedicated to the belief that in order for America to be a truly equal society, women should be able to bare their breasts without fear of being arrested. Go Topless has been around since 2007, and its big push is Go Topless Day, an annual event held on the Sunday closest to Aug. 26, which is Women's Equality...
  • Fireworks as Civil Rights Commission and Justice Dept Clash in Mtg. Over New Black Panther Case

    08/13/2010 9:59:20 PM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies
    breitbart.tv ^ | 8-13-10
    The US Commission of Civil Rights investigation of a possible Justice Department cover-up relating to the New Black Panther voter intimidation case is heating up big time. Today's regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission almost turned into a a hockey game as an argument broke out over the possible cover-up,whether that investigation has been fruitful, and whether the commission can even fulfill its mission anymore.
  • Large Majority Of American Oppose Equal Rights For Illegal Immigrants

    04/29/2010 11:49:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies · 1,106+ views
    Eurasia Review ^ | April 29, 2010
    A large majority of likely voters do not agree that illegal aliens are entitled to the same rights and basic freedoms as U.S. citizens. The Zogby Interactive poll of 2,108 adults conducted from April 16-19 also found broad support for major immigration reform and immigration regulations that are more restrictive.79% do not agree that illegal aliens are entitled to the same rights and basic freedoms as U.S. citizens. Liberals are the only ideological group where more agree (49%) than disagree (46%) that illegal aliens have those rights. Both Congress and President Barack Obama get very low on their handling of...
  • In democratic Israel, Arabs, Muslims are often first class citizens over Jews

    05/07/2009 11:43:04 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 342+ views
    In democratic Israel, Arabs, Muslims are often first class citizens over Jews Critics point out to the reversed unevenness, some have summed it up in one phrase: "If Arabs Can Live in Jewish Neighborhoods, Why Can't Jews Live in Arab Neighborhoods?" [*], In fact, many have raised the issue of Arabs not only being equal citizens as Jews in Israel, but often as first class citizens, Arabs, Muslims first class citizens in Israel whereas Israeli Jews are second class citizens [*]Land issues: an example: Israeli Police evict Jews from Jewish-owned Hebron home as applauding Palestinian Arabs looked on [*], there...
  • Is Obama seeking to enlist more Muslims for his Administration and if so, Why?

    03/30/2009 7:21:29 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 17 replies · 772+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 03302009 | TDC
    It is discriminatory to select a racial or ethnic group for advancement and employment opportunity rather than hiring the most qualified person for a position regardless of race, color, or creed. So, where is the Equal Rights movement now? Why is the Obama administration looking to hire people from a certain ethnicity rather than just seeking the most qualified for the job regardless of heritage, religion, etc., if there was not a hidden ulterior motive to this recruitment of Muslims.
  • White Girls Seek Equal Opportunity To Play That Funky Music

    09/19/2008 8:20:09 AM PDT · by SvenWaring · 10 replies · 151+ views
    DotPenn.com ^ | 9-19-2008 | Sven Waring
    Members of the Red Hat Society get a little funk in their trunk. Drawing comparisons to gender-equity movements like Title IX and ERA, white girls are now demanding that society smash the glass mirrored-ball ceiling that has kept them from playing that funky music. White girls are also demanding the right to lay down the boogie on a equal status as white boys. Dominique Lativia, a gender funk studies professor at Penn State, said the anti-female bias that exists in the male-dominated funk industry is reinforced by negative stereotypes of non-funky females and a habitual need for funds to support...
  • Minor Miracle--PA. Supreme Ct. Denies Deceitful Woman Child Support Bounty

    01/03/2008 12:35:10 PM PST · by paltz · 37 replies · 626+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 1/3/08 | Glenn Sacks
    "All’s fair in love, war, and paternity cases. When child support is sought, there is scarcely any deceit that courts won’t push aside under the “best interests of the child” test."Courts have ruled that boys who were statutorily raped by older women must pay child support. Courts have ruled that when a woman has taken the semen from a condom a man used for sex with a different woman and has inserted it in herself, the man must still pay child support. Courts have ruled that when a woman has concealed her pregnancy (denying the man the right to be...
  • Ladies' Night Challenged as Un-Kool

    09/28/2007 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies · 159+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | September 27, 2007 | National Law Journal
    "Ladies' Night" was a hit single for the band Kool and the Gang in the '80s, but now it's become the subject of a lawsuit. New York attorney Roy Den Hollander has filed a class action lawsuit against several Manhattan bars and clubs, alleging that their ladies' night practices are unconstitutional. Hollander charges that when they host ladies' night they are violating the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law. Hollander is seeking to be named class representative for all men charged more money or burdened by stricter time restraints than woman. He seeks nominal damages and an...
  • Equal Rights Amendment Yes, ‘Women’s Equality Amendment’ No

    05/15/2007 3:40:46 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 14 replies · 468+ views
    Louisville Courier-Journal ^ | May 15, 2007 | Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    The recent reincarnation of the Equal Rights Amendment was a good idea—until its backers decided to change the name. The ERA has been reintroduced into both the House and the Senate, and has over 200 congressional co-sponsors. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), chair of the Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights, and civil liberties, says the bill "is going to be one of the items at the top of the agenda." Unfortunately, the bill’s sponsors have changed the ERA’s name to the “Women’s Equality Amendment.” There’s a major problem with that, because when considering injustices based on gender, today men...
  • The ERA: IT Serves You 'Rights' (From the FRC newsletter - time sensitive for Arkansas)

    02/06/2007 4:19:27 PM PST · by right-wingin_It · 2 replies · 299+ views
    FRC Newsletter ^ | Feb. 06, 2007 | Tony Perkins
    Instead of lobbying for special rights in the face of growing opposition, the Left is promoting legislation that would quietly usher in their agenda through the backdoor at the state level.Arkansas is facing a powerful challenge by anti-family groups lobbying for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which, until recently, was a largely irrelevant piece of feminist propaganda dating back to the early 1970s. Now, state Rep. Lindsley Smith (D) is dusting off the amendment in a campaign to "protect women," when in fact, the U.S. Constitution already does so. Smith is pushing her state to ratify the ERA, which seeks...
  • Female circumcision trial may be first in U.S.

    10/27/2006 1:21:48 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 95 replies · 3,189+ views
    CNN ^ | Oct. 27, 2006
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia (AP) -- The trial of an Atlanta-area father accused of circumcising his 2-year-old daughter with scissors is focusing attention on an ancient African practice that experts say is slowly becoming more common in the U.S. as immigrant communities grow. Khalid Adem, a 30-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia, is charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children. Human rights observers said they believe this is the first criminal case in the U.S. involving the 5,000-year-old practice. Prosecutors say Adem used scissors to remove his daughter's clitoris in their apartment in 2001. The child's mother said she did not discover it...
  • Whites in the Deep South turn to law for equal rights on voting

    10/15/2006 9:59:27 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 14 replies · 2,317+ views
    The Times ^ | October 16, 2006 | Tim Reid
    40 years after poll equality was enforced a black leader faces bias accusationsAS YOU drive toward Macon, past festering swampland and Baptist churches, fire-and-brimstone radio sermons filling the car and lumber trucks thundering by, it is hard to shake off the ghosts of the past. Here, only 40 years ago, in the heart of Mississippi Burning country, the Ku Klux Klan were firebombing black churches and lynching and murdering without fear of arrest. Even today, the thick red clay and sprawling woodlands that line the road still hold the bodies of some of their victims. African-Americans brave enough to try...
  • Ban on Gay Marriage Denies Justice to Children

    07/10/2006 4:06:21 PM PDT · by america4vr · 43 replies · 1,161+ views
    Salon ^ | July 10, 2006 | Sara Miles
    Jul. 10, 2006 | There's nothing like a judicial ruling -- in this case, the extremely tortured one written last week by Judge Robert S. Smith of the New York Court of Appeals against gay marriage -- to make me feel simultaneously all-powerful and helpless. On Friday, my family read the news over breakfast. I was on my way to volunteer at my church food pantry; my wife was finishing the endless paperwork for our 17-year-old daughter's college loan, and Katie -- one of the "children" in whose interest the court said it ruled -- was on her way out...
  • Christian Activists Shouted Down, Threatened at Philly's Homosexual Rally

    06/26/2006 11:14:39 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 14 replies · 1,271+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 6/22/2006 | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - The head of a Philadelphia-based Christian ministry says his group was targeted by a "lawless mob" of homosexuals at the city's annual homosexual pride event -- and that city police refused to enforce state laws against harassment and disorderly conduct at that time. New video footage from Repent America shows homosexuals with the group "Anti-Racist Action" shouting profanities at RA director Michael Marcavage and even threatening him with physical violence in the presence of Philadelphia police officers. Members of the group also yelled "Christian fascists" at RA participants while ministering at the June 11 event. Marcavage suggests the...
  • Interspecies Sex Probably Occurred Between Humans, Chimps

    05/17/2006 10:27:46 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 230 replies · 6,159+ views
    upi via email no link | 5/17/6
    May 17 (UPI) -- Humans and chimpanzees may have interbred millions of years ago after the two species initially separated, according to a study published in Nature. If hybridization -- creating a new form of plant or animal life by combining two species -- did occur between humans and chimpanzees, ``one might need to modify the evolution displays in museums,'' Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor David Reich wrote in an e-mail message. The study, ``Genetic evidence for complex speciation of humans and chimpanzees,'' says the X chromosome is much younger than previously thought and may mean that after human and...
  • CIRCUMCISION: Did you know?

    04/05/2006 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Giant Conservative · 580 replies · 13,865+ views
    The Daily Barometer ^ | Today | Daniel Cullen
    The debate about neonatal circumcision is over. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), neonatal circumcision is the result of ignorance, bad medical practice and American social and cultural pressure. Regarding the three most commonly cited justifications for neonatal circumcision (penile cancer, venereal disease and penile hygiene), the AAP now states that the benefits are negligible, which means that the majority of American men are walking around without foreskins for no good reason. Yet, the barbaric practice shows no sign of abating, and for this reason I plan to shed some light on the cultural dark spot of circumcision....
  • The obligation of unwanted fatherhood

    03/23/2006 8:43:50 PM PST · by Crackingham · 42 replies · 1,075+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/23/6 | Jeff Jacoby
    Real men -- good men -- take responsibility for the children they father. If they get a woman pregnant, they do the right thing: They stand by her. They support their child. They don't try to weasel out of a situation they co-authored. They shoulder the obligations of fatherhood, even if they hadn't planned on becoming a father. Once upon a time, men confronted with news of an unintended pregnancy knew what was expected of them. More often than not, they married the woman who was carrying their child; for those tempted to behave irresponsibly, society devised the shotgun wedding....
  • Unwed Fathers Fight for Babies Placed for Adoption by Mothers

    03/19/2006 10:41:42 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 189 replies · 3,486+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | Tamar Lewin
    Jeremiah Clayton Jones discovered that his former fiancée was pregnant just three weeks before the baby was due, when an adoption-agency lawyer called and asked if he would consent to have his baby adopted. "I said absolutely not," said Mr. Jones, a 23-year-old Arizona man who met his ex-fiancée at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. "It was an awkward moment, hearing for the first time that I would be a father, and then right away being told, 'We want to take your kid away.' But I knew that if I was having a baby, I wanted that baby." Mr. Jones...
  • Phyllis Schlafly Was Right

    02/08/2006 2:45:53 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 70 replies · 2,090+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 8, 2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    February 08, 2006, 7:54 a.m. Phyllis Schlafly Was Right Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, February 8, 2006The woman has earned a few “I Told You So”s. Most of America's girls typically don't get to celebrate Phyllis Schlafly during "Women's History Month," but they should. Mrs. Schlafly not only had the right idea when she fought the Equal Rights Amendment during the 70s, but predictions she made back then are still accurate today. Schlafly, of course, was head of the National Committee to Stop ERA. And stop it she did — the U.S. Constitution was not amended. She argued that...
  • A Dummies Guide to Understanding the Fourteenth Amendment (vital reading)

    12/02/2005 4:51:01 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 11 replies · 1,658+ views
    Federalist Blog ^ | 11/17/05 | P.A. Madison
    Does the Fourteenth Amendment make the entire Bill of Rights a restriction against the States? If so, which amendments or clauses? What did both "due process of the law" and "equal protection" mean to the Congress who produced the Amendment? Does the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee State paid education to aliens? [snip] I hope everyone reads this because for me it was the most important reading of the year. One of the most wonderful discoveries you will find from reading is where equal protection of the laws came from and how it was defined to mean by the author of the...
  • 2 Protesters Arrested After Going Topless

    11/08/2005 10:57:45 AM PST · by misterrob · 79 replies · 4,348+ views
    LA Slimes ^ | 11/08/05 | Evan Halper
    The Breasts Not Bombs members had been warned to keep their shirts on at the Capitol demonstration against governor's initiatives. By Evan Halper, Times Staff Writer SACRAMENTO — Police arrested two members of an organization called Breasts Not Bombs after they removed their tops during a protest on the steps of the state Capitol on Monday afternoon. The women, who were protesting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ballot measures for today's special election, took off their shirts despite warnings from the California Highway Patrol last week that doing so would lead to their arrests — and possibly their inclusion on the state's...
  • Gay Corporate Texas

    10/20/2005 12:05:51 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 20 replies · 1,053+ views
    Austin Chronicle ^ | 10/21/5 | Amy Smith
    If what's good for business is good for Texas, as our state leaders routinely remind us, then the employee handbook of, say, SBC Communications, should be required reading for lawmakers clamoring to ink their "values" into the Bill of Rights. That'll never happen, of course – at least not before a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage goes before voters Nov. 8 – but who better than corporate America to teach business-friendly legislators about "values" that embrace, rather than condemn, diversity? Make no mistake: Market forces, not liberal ideologies, demand that companies take an enlightened view of creating cultures that appeal...
  • OOPS, THERE GOES ANOTHER COUPLE OF MILLION DOLLAR INDY CARS WIPED OUT BY A WOMAN DRIVER

    06/01/2005 6:08:24 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 9 replies · 683+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/01/2005 | JoeClarke
    Thanks To http://michaelsavage.com and http://spectator.org For The HeadsUp On This One. [I Hope I Don't Get Into The Trouble Rush Limbaugh Did When He Commented How The Media Falls In Love With Certain Genders And Ethnic Groups Just Because They Are Not Male WASPs] Although the male Indy drivers, and the press (which was spellbound over the 4th place finish for Danica Patrick) were too polite to mention it, Danica totalled two (COUNT THEM, TWO) Million Dollar+ Indy cars when she lost control of her vehicle. The two Indies belonged to the same team - Panther Racing - which had...
  • ACLU caught red-handed?

    04/22/2005 11:23:09 PM PDT · by 26lemoncharlie · 6 replies · 1,052+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 23, 2005 | World Net Daily
    The ACLU's support of a legal precedent used to gain recognition of a student homosexual group has reversed now that the ruling is being used to back the rights of a Christian club on campus, claims a public-interest law firm. The Associated Student Body at Kentridge High School in Kent, Wash., has rejected the Truth Bible Club because it required all members to adhere to a code of Christian conduct and voting members to sign a statement of faith. Also, the name of the club was deemed "offensive" and "proselytizes." The case is governed by the Equal Access Act, a...
  • "Equal Rights" in the ERA? - (legislating "equality?")

    04/13/2005 2:47:32 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 252+ views
    GULF ONE.COM ^ | APRIL 14, 2005 | COLONEL ROBERT PAPPAS, USMC (Ret.)
    Equality has a wonderful "ring" to it, but when politicians, whose political life hinges on reelection, begin to tell us what/who is equal and what/who is not, it portends disaster. One dictionary defines "Equal" as: . "of the same measure, quantity, amount, or number as another; . identical in mathematical value or logical denotation." The question is, "are men and women equal?" . The anatomical answer is, "no;" . The psychological answer is, "no;" . The common sense answer is, "no;" and . One writer even suggests that men are from Mars and women from Venus-hardly equal, although the "Venusian"...
  • EQUITY & DISCRIMINATION (Race-based admissions policy overturned)

    03/15/2005 7:01:54 PM PST · by MTBNate · 9 replies · 528+ views
    nsba.org ^ | 10 Mar 05 | Not Cited
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that a Louisiana school district's magnet school's admission policy, which takes an applicant's race into account as a factor, violates white applicants' equal protection rights, despite the fact that the district is under a desegregation consent decree. Caddo Parish School Board's (CPSB) admission policy for Caddo Middle Magnet School (CMMS) uses racial classifications to achieve racial balance. The policy sets initial qualifications that all applicants must meet to be considered for admission. Out of all applicants who satisfy the initial qualifications, priority is given to siblings of current CMMS...
  • Fireman hurt in leap may sue (FDNY-New York's Bravest)

    03/04/2005 7:16:03 AM PST · by murphE · 7 replies · 400+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/01/05 | David Saltonstall
    New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com Fireman hurt in leap may sue Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 A firefighter injured in the Bronx blaze that killed two of his fellow Bravest in January plans to sue the city for unspecified damages, his lawyer said yesterday. Attorney Michael Block said the city's failure to provide safety ropes for his client, Firefighter Eugene Stolowski, caused the 33-year-old dad to be grievously injured in the Jan. 23 blaze. Stolowski - whose wife, Brigid, is due to give birth to twin girls - suffered a serious spinal cord injury when he and five other...
  • Man and Woman”, “Wife”, “Husband”, “Widow”, “Widower” Banished From all Ontario Law

    02/28/2005 7:41:38 AM PST · by DBeers · 118 replies · 5,312+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 25, 2005 | LifeSiteNews
    “Man and Woman”, “Wife”, “Husband”, “Widow”, “Widower” Banished From all Ontario Law Terms, when referring to spouses, are banned from all government programs, services, documentsToronto, February 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With the obscenely rapid, three-day introduction and passage of its same-sex “marriage” Bill 171, the Ontario government has advanced a revolutionary change in the way all laws and government programs and institutions refer to marriage and married persons. Everything referring to spouses must now be gender neutral. No longer can a married couple be referred to as “husband and wife” or “man and woman”. The terms “Widow” and “widower” are...
  • THE WAY IT WAS: Infidels and Brother Muslims

    10/12/2004 4:44:35 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 3 replies · 325+ views
    The Daily Times.Com Pakistan ^ | October 13, 2004 | Prof Ijaz Ul Hassan
    THE WAY IT WAS: Infidels and brother Muslims Mian Ijaz Ul Hassan Most Pakistanis living in some Muslim countries on worke visas have a sharp contradiction with the locals, but the Mullah praises them for being our Muslim Brothers. People that give you equal rights of citizenship are branded as infidels, those that deny you the status are embraced as brothers. What impeccable logic! We are unfortunately divided about our identity. There are some who desist from linking themselves to South Asian history. They insist that their history does not go beyond Mohammad bin Qasim. They go as far as...
  • Louis Vuitton and Pink Chiffon: Why Conservatives Should Support Gay Marriage

    06/07/2004 4:54:39 PM PDT · by JPhill9123 · 75 replies · 2,040+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | June 4, 2004 | John Phillips
    Louis Vuitton and Pink Chiffon: Why Conservatives Should Support Gay Marriage June 4, 2004 by John Phillips There are few issues in American life that can make seemingly normal people turn dippy on a dime -- and since Justin Timberlake hasn’t disrobed any member of the Jackson family of late -- the never ending saga over gay marriage has stepped up to fill the void. Like most conservatives, I’ve always believed that when it comes to protecting liberty the following rules apply: (1) individuals know better than politicians, (2) the states know better than the feds and (3) those who...
  • Blocking the Vote

    04/07/2004 10:09:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 256+ views
    NRO ^ | April 07, 2004 | Ward Connerly
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version April 07, 2004, 8:20 a.m. Blocking the VoteDefenders of racial preferences twist the law in Michigan. By Ward Connerly Whatever we do, we can't let the people vote. That seems to be the attitude of the elites in the state of Michigan. They will do anything to prevent the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (MCRI) — a proposition to end racial preferences in the public arena — from getting on the ballot. My organization, the American Civil Rights Coalition, and I are working with the brave folks in...
  • "How can anyone legislate who you can love?.." THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS CONTINUES-Streisand

    03/08/2004 4:35:39 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 44 replies · 356+ views
    www.barbrastreisand.com ^ | March 8, 2004 | Barbra Streisand
    "How can anyone legislate who you can love?..." THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS CONTINUES Remarks by Barbra Streisand Upon Her receipt of The Human Rights Campaign Humanitarian Award, March 6, 2004 I have been fortunate to receive a few awards in my lifetime, and I always appreciate them, but I must say that this is a very special one because the gay community has supported me from the very beginning. I know that this is a challenging moment in your history. So I am very proud to accept this award from the Human Rights Campaign at this time. You are...
  • MARRIAGE (GAY OR OTHERWISE) NOT A CIVIL RIGHT (SHORT VANITY)

    02/25/2004 4:19:07 PM PST · by RUCKUS INC. · 15 replies · 172+ views
    Kurt Blake
    Okay folks, we've all seen the news reports with protesters claiming that denying marriage to gays is a civil rights violation. Follow my line of thinking here and then feel free to disagree or engage in spirited debate. If marriage is a civil right, then: ...A judge granting a divorce is violating at least one spouse's civil rights. If marriage is a civil right, then: ...A spouse asking for a divorce is violating the other spouse's civil right. If marriage is a civil right, then: ... state and federal governments should be actively assisting single persons desirous of marriage in...
  • The real lessons of black history

    02/05/2004 3:13:59 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 9 replies · 444+ views
    Townhall ^ | 04 February 2004 | Star Parker
    February 4, 2004February is black history month. Last year it was celebrated by Jesse Jackson shaking down Nissan for an advertising campaign in which "history" was crossed out in "black history" and "future" written in above. Now, Al Sharpton, benefiting from a clueless Democratic party, carries on with wit and charm Jesse's politics of diversion and blame. Isn't it time to start getting real? Fortunately, the winds of change breeze through the black electorate. A Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies poll showed 63 percent of blacks identifying themselves as Democrats in 2002, down from 74 percent in 2000....
  • Mass. High Court Grants 'Marriage' Benefits to Singles

    02/04/2004 8:30:56 PM PST · by Sandy · 10 replies · 132+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | 2-4-2004
    (2004-02-04) -- Starting May 18, single people in Massachusetts can be granted a marriage license allowing them to enjoy all of the legal and social benefits that come with the term "married," even though they remain alone. The ruling by the state's Supreme Judicial Court comes on the same day the court declared, by a 4-3 vote, that a new law granting monogamous homosexual couples identical rights to monogamous heterosexual couples must refer to the arrangement as "marriage" rather than a civil "union." The majority ruled that any wording which differentiates among people creates a "second class" of citizens who...
  • What "Choice" Do Fathers Have?

    12/28/2003 2:53:00 PM PST · by Z in Oregon · 24 replies · 490+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | December 24, 2003 | Isaiah Flair
    "One of the leading factors with the Danforth case was the right of fathers to legally prevent the brutal abortion death of their own prenatal children. In the Danforth decision, despite laws in many states which upheld and supported that right, the Court declared that every father’s natural right to protect his own preborn infant was to be rendered legally null and void."What 'Choice' Do Fathers Have? December 24, 2003 by Isaiah Flair The meaning of life has been debated by philosophers for a great many millenia. Yet, it is very basic: we were Created to procreate. And to...
  • The U.N.'S Dirty Little Secret

    12/12/2003 8:58:33 AM PST · by Melissa 24 · 697+ views
    Wall Street Journal Opinion Page ^ | 12/08/2003 | ANNE BAYEFSKY
    <p>Last week, the U.N. once again proved itself incapable of rising to the moral challenges embraced in its founding Charter: tolerance, the dignity and worth of the human person and equal rights. A draft resolution on anti-Semitism -- which would have been a first in the U.N.s 58-year history -- was withdrawn in the face of Arab and Muslim opposition.</p>
  • Activist tellsof fight togive genders equal time

    08/28/2003 6:18:48 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 5 replies · 253+ views
    Muskegon Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, August 27, 2003 | Susan Harrison Wolffis
    Activist tellsof fight togive genders equal timeWednesday, August 27, 2003By Susan Harrison WolffisCHRONICLE STAFF WRITER Her 30-year fight for equal playing time didn't start on a football field, in a gym or even a locker room. Marcia Federbush got her hackles up over a house. At the Women's Equality Day dinner in Muskegon Tuesday night, Federbush told an audience of about 100 just what prompted her to devote her life's work to making sure boys and girls in public schools are given equal opportunities in academics and sports. It wasn't sports that got her started. In the early 1970s, she...
  • Dr. James Dobson: "We're Not Going To The Back of The Bus"

    08/28/2003 10:38:47 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 452 replies · 814+ views
    FoxNews
    Dr. James Dobson, a well-known and respected national Christian leader in speaking at a rally in front of the Alabama Courthouse containing the disputed monument of the Ten Commandments compared the ongoing struggle with that of the Black equal rights movement of the 1950's. Dr. Dobson described the irony of how in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to "Go to the back of the bus." by racially-driven bigots sparked a national equal rights movment and said that another national "movement" was now underway to protect the rights of Christians. Dr. Dobson declared, "We are not going to the back of...