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miércoles, 7 de febrero de 2018

Can LGBT rights and religious rights coexist? Kim Davis-like case tests the waters

Can LGBT rights and religious rights coexist? Kim Davis-like case tests the waters
- Since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015, a slew of controversial cases have raised questions over whether LGBT rights can coexist with religious rights. One of the most hotly debated cases involved Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who famously refused to let her ...

UN Rights Chief Warns Indonesia About Criminalizing LGBT Citizens

UN Rights Chief Warns Indonesia About Criminalizing LGBT Citizens
- U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein warned the Indonesian government Wednesday against criminalizing its LGBT citizens. Zeid said "extremist views" expressed by mainstream politicians are "deeply worrying" as the parliament considers revising criminal laws that would outlaw all sex ...

Age UK Isle of Wight's LGBT project could be cut following police funding row

Age UK Isle of Wight's LGBT project could be cut following police funding row
- Age UK Isle of Wight faces losing its funding for a part time project officer, who liaises with the Island's LGBT community and statutory service providers — such as the police and NHS — to make sure they are providing services people need. Nik Attfield, the charity's head of charitable services, said: "I ...

Leading psychiatrist says anti-LGBT rhetoric from politicians can contribute to suicide rates

Leading psychiatrist says anti-LGBT rhetoric from politicians can contribute to suicide rates
- A leading psychiatrist has said that anti-LGBT rhetoric from politicians can contribute to suicide rates within the community. Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Professor Dinesh Bhugra explained that being discriminated against based on your sexuality or gender identity “can contribute to suicide, suicidal ...

UN rights chief slams Indonesia proposal to outlaw gay, extramarital sex

UN rights chief slams Indonesia proposal to outlaw gay, extramarital sex
A street vendor walks past a banner reading 'Indonesia LGBT Emergency' in front a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. ... criticized proposals in Indonesia's parliament to criminalize gay sex and extramarital sex, saying such laws could hurt the country's beleaguered LGBT community and other minorities.

Why one man challenged homophobia in Africa

Why one man challenged homophobia in Africa
- Here in South Africa, people think it's all been sorted now we have the same marriage rights, but that's not the case. We get no support. "It's not uncommon to hear people suggesting correctional rape for gay people. "Often, when an LGBT person comes out to family, he or she is told, 'Either be normal or ...

Scottish Labour MP Hugh Gaffney apologises for offensive LGBT and Chinese remarks

Scottish Labour MP Hugh Gaffney apologises for offensive LGBT and Chinese remarks
- A Scottish Labour MP has admitted using "deeply offensive" language during a Burns Supper speech at the weekend. Hugh Gaffney, who represents Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, cracked a joke about the bard not being “bent” and also used a derogatory word when describing a Chinese meal, ...

Havering proudly flies Rainbow Flag in recognition of LGBT History Month

Havering proudly flies Rainbow Flag in recognition of LGBT History Month
- THE RAINBOW Flag today flew proudly above Romford Town Hall to celebrate LGBT History Month. Councillor Linda Van den Hende, Mayor of Havering, led the ceremony on February 7. She was joined by Councillor Damian White, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for housing, council ...

Make Latin America's farmers more tech-savvy to stop urban drift: official

Make Latin America's farmers more tech-savvy to stop urban drift: official
- Rural poverty and limited access to land have fueled migration to Latin America cities, now home to 80 percent of people in the region, as well as north to the United States. Family farmers are the “backbone” of Latin America's agriculture, and need support to help them work cooperatively and adopt ...

Pritzker apologizes for remarks on African-American politicians, foes say he's now unelectable

Pritzker apologizes for remarks on African-American politicians, foes say he's now unelectable
Race has long been a part of Chicago and Illinois politics, and Blagojevich ultimately appointed Roland Burris, who is African American, to the Obama vacancy. Still, the Pritzker-Blagojevich conversation offered a blunt discussion of the calculations of racial politics the public does not normally hear.

Yes, we treat black and white 'riots' differently — but in Philadelphia, there's been equal opportunity ...

Yes, we treat black and white 'riots' differently — but in Philadelphia, there's been equal opportunity ...
- But only four people have been arrested so far, which has created a new controversy in the blogosphere about America's oldest dilemma: race. Whereas black people were roundly condemned for rioting after police shootings in Ferguson and Baltimore, critics said, white people rioting after a football ...

Under Trump, Deaths at Mexico Border Have Increased But Detentions Have Dropped

Under Trump, Deaths at Mexico Border Have Increased But Detentions Have Dropped
- An increasing number of migrants have died at the border between the U.S. and Mexico during the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, even as arrests have dropped. The U.N. agency International Organization for Migration (IOM) recorded 412 migrant deaths in 2017, a 3 percent increase from the ...

Here's the story behind the death of an NFL linebacker that Trump is blaming on illegal immigration

Here's the story behind the death of an NFL linebacker that Trump is blaming on illegal immigration
Trump has demanded that any deal protecting the Dreamers include his long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border, as well as several major changes to the legal immigration system. Bipartisan groups of lawmakers have proposed several possible deals, and Trump has rejected two of them.

Trump continues to cast some immigrants as criminals

Trump continues to cast some immigrants as criminals
- It's an issue that has been near and dear to the president's heart — and his base— since the day he launched his campaign and accused Mexico of sending its rapists across the border. Since his inauguration, Trump has marshalled government resources to try to portray immigration as a threat, despite ...

Trump can't contain ballooning trade deficit with China

Trump can't contain ballooning trade deficit with China
- The goods deficit with Mexico increased by 10% to $71.1 billion, causing the country to leapfrog Germany and Japan into second place, behind China. The goods gap with Canada surged about 60% to $17.6 billion, as America's northern neighbor rose from 16th to 12th place. Negotiators from the U.S., ...

US trade deficit is at its widest monthly and yearly levels since 2008 recession

US trade deficit is at its widest monthly and yearly levels since 2008 recession
- The administration is currently renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, and Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the pact. The international trade balance deteriorated further in December as import growth continued to exceed that of exports.

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