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Federal law encompasses same-sex couples

Federal law encompasses same-sex couples

February 10, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

This past weekend in New York City, Attorney General Eric Holder announced an extension of federal marriage rights to encompass same-sex couples. The new ruling will apply to federal matters in all states, including those which have banned same-sex marriages. Speaking in New York City, Holder insisted...

United States must take more vocal stance on human rights abuses

United States must take more vocal stance on human rights abuses

March 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Two leading human rights activists have been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in Saudi Arabia this past weekend in what is the conclusion of a seven-month trial and a further stain on the country’s human rights record. Mohammad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamid are co-founders of the Saudi Civil...