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Convicting Miss Cleo: Psychics, Fraud and the Law

(Reading about this case from South Africa has inspired me to write this post. However, since I do not have enough information to take a position on the guilt or innocence of that particular defendant, I will address only theoretical … Continue reading

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Democrats Throw Gays and Lesbians Under the Bus to Appease GOP Bigots

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has withdrawn an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have granted gay and lesbians the same rights to sponsor foreign partners that married heterosexuals currently have. As Immigration Equality explains it on the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

After passing both houses of the state legislature, a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota was signed into law Tuesday afternoon by Governor Mark Dayton. Thousands gathered outside the State Capitol in St. Paul to witness the signing of the bill, after … Continue reading

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Washington GLBT Discrimination Bill Doesn’t Go Far Enough

In response to a state lawsuit against a florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding (citing her “relationship” with Christ), Washington state Republicans have introduced a bill that would legalize discrimination against homosexuals based on “sincerely held” religious … Continue reading

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The Gosnell Case Demonstrates the Risks of Having Too Many Regulations

Earlier this week the trial of Kermit Gosnell came to an end in Philadelphia. The 72-year-old “doctor” is accused of murdering at least four infants by snipping their spinal cords with scissors, as well as running a “house of horrors” clinic where … Continue reading

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