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It’s time to legalize prostitution

June 2, 2012

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The law is out of step with sexual mores By Jason Itzler / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Stephan Gladieu/Getty Images MOUND HOUSE, NEVADA – JANUARY 2008: Tea time at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel owned by Dennis Hof, in Lyon County, one of the fews counties in the […]

USA – Major gay marriage cases in federal court and where they stand

May 28, 2012

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Battles over same-sex marriage have been raging in the federal courts for several years. Two general areas of litigation could reach the US Supreme Court within a year. One is a challenge toCalifornia’s ban on same-sex marriages under Proposition 8. The other seeks to invalidate the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which limits the […]

Argentina gender rights law: A new world standard

May 14, 2012

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By MICHAEL WARREN, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Activists say Argentina now leads the world in transgender rights after giving people the freedom to change their legal and physical gender identity simply because they want to, without having to undergo judicial, psychiatric and medical procedures beforehand. The gender identity law that won congressional […]

U.S. Acceptance of Gay/Lesbian Relations Is the New Normal / Poll: Most Americans support same-sex unions

May 14, 2012

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May 14, 2012For third year, majority says gay/lesbian relations are morally acceptableby Lydia Saad PRINCETON, NJ — The slight majority of American adults, 54%, consider gay or lesbian relations morally acceptable. Public acceptance of gay/lesbian relations as morally acceptable grew slowly but steadily from 38% in 2002 to 56% in 2011 and is now holding […]

Trans Community Celebrates Groundbreaking Gender Identity Law

May 11, 2012

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By Marcela Valente Students at a new secondary school in Buenos Aires that caters to members of sexual minorities. Credit:Courtesy Bachillerato Popular “Mocha Celis” BUENOS AIRES, May 10, 2012 (IPS) – Under a new law that recognises a broad range of rights for transvestites, transsexuals and transgender persons in Argentina, they will have the right […]

Same-Sex Marriage Support Shows Pace of Social Change Accelerating

May 11, 2012

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By PETER BAKERPublished: May 11, 2012 WASHINGTON — When Bill Clinton was president, he waited until almost 1 in the morning in 1996 to sign a bill defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He did not like it, but was unwilling to veto it 45 days before an election. Sixteen […]

Where in the World Is Same-Sex Marriage Legal?

May 10, 2012

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It’s not just those liberal Northern Europeans who have embraced homosexual unions. BY URI FRIEDMAN | MAY 10, 2012 The debate over gay marriage has shot up to the top of the U.S. political agenda in recent days, with Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan expressing support for same-sex marriage, North Carolina […]