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Barack Obama Calls For End To Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapies

Obama derides conversion therapy, the unfounded method of reconditioning gay men back to ‘traditional masculine gender roles,’ and calls for a national ban.

April 9, 2015
Governor Greg Abbott, Graduation, Texas, Petition, University of Northern Texas, Education, Free Speech

North Texas Students Petition For A Speaker Other Than Texas Governor Abbott

University of North Texas students petition against Governor Greg Abbott giving this year’s commencement address.

April 8, 2015

Despite Petition, Toys ‘R’ Us Won’t Pull ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures

Toys ‘R’ Us has no plans to stop selling Breaking Bad figurines that some customers believe to be controversial.

October 21, 2014

Over 900 Authors Join Effort To Press Amazon On Hachette

New York (AFP) — More than 900 authors have signed a letter urging U.S. online giant Amazon to end its simmering dispute with publishing group Hachette over book pricing. The open letter circulated by bestselling author Douglas Preston that blames Amazon for the standoff is also due to appear in a full-page ad in Sunday’s […]

August 8, 2014

Federal Government Cancels Deportation in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in Newark have cancelled the deportation of Henry Velandia, closing a case that drew national attention for its possible ramifications for same-sex couples and undocumented immigrants. “I’m happy that I can still be with my husband,” Velendia said during an interview on MSNBC. “I can finally breathe again.” A […]

June 30, 2011

Federal Government Halts Deportation of Undocumented Immigrant in Same-Sex Couple

ICE officials in Newark have cancelled the deportation of Henry Velandia, an undocumented Venezuelan immigrant married to an American graduate, in a case that has drawn national attention for its possible ramifications for undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples. Mr. Velandia and his husband, Josh Vandiver, were married in Connecticut—one of five states, along with the […]

June 30, 2011

The Attack Of The 50-Foot Petition! NYC Activists Protest Education Cuts

Parents and activists unveiled seven 50-foot-long lists of signatures — totaling more than 16,000 — petitioning against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed budget, which includes cuts to New York City schools, today at City Hall. “Unless you’re stupid or ignorant, you understand that 20,000 of your constituents have signed this, and don’t want you to make these […]

June 17, 2011