Category Archives: Documents

On the agenda in Virginia

Scrambling to pass Virginia legislation “The Virginia General Assembly voted on hundreds of bills Tuesday, the midpoint of its 60-day session when the two chambers face a deadline to vote on their own pieces of legislation. Lawmakers introduced more than 2,500 … Continue reading

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UN Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (15 June 2011)

Click here to view and download the original resolution. (Text below directly obtained from above source.) United Nations A /HRC/17/L.9/Rev.1 General Assembly Distr.: Limited 15 June 2011 Original: English Human Rights Council Seventeenth session Agenda item 8 Follow-up and implementation of … Continue reading

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Proving Torture, Seeking Asylum

Proving Torture, to Help Win Asylum The New York Times Preview: “A man from Mauritania sat stone-faced, cradling his head, which bore a scar that marked the spot where his master had gouged him with a piece of firewood, he … Continue reading

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Equal Protection: A Lesson from Iowa

How can you say banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional when marriage isn’t in the Constitution?  Well, here’s one example from the Iowa Supreme Court, which decided the state’s statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a … Continue reading

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Virginia Republican’s ‘Parental Title Protection Act’ (H.R. 635)

“Symbolism is important and this legislation seeks to preserve the sacred relationship mothers and fathers share with their children.  Referring to parents as ‘Parent 1’ or ‘Parent 2’ on official government documentation is a bureaucratic attempt to redefine traditional parent … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between a non-profit and an NGO?

Non-profit organization (rectangle) v. Nongovernmental organization (square, in the case they are non-profit NGOs) (A square is a rectangle but a rectangle is not a square): nongovernmental organization (NGO) (Britannica Academic Edition) “nongovernmental organization (NGO), voluntary group of individuals or … Continue reading

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All Rights All Around the World (Feb. 5, 2011)

Amnesty holds grave fears for activists‎ ABC Online Preview: “Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of a group of human rights workers detained this week during security crackdowns in Egypt. Two Amnesty International staff members were among a … Continue reading

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