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jueves, 14 de diciembre de 2017

How Romania became a battleground in the transatlantic backlash against LGBT rights

How Romania became a battleground in the transatlantic backlash against LGBT rights
- Today it is witnessing a backlash against LGBT rights from conservative and religious forces determined to protect 'traditional family' values, led by powerful domestic groups and their allies in the US Christian right. The Coalition is “awful,” says one woman. “They come up with these crazy excuses ...

Flagship Liberal Orthodox Synagogue in New York to Stop Announcing LGBT Weddings

Flagship Liberal Orthodox Synagogue in New York to Stop Announcing LGBT Weddings
- A flagship liberal Orthodox synagogue in New York, the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in the Bronx, will no longer announce the weddings of its LGBT members or congratulate same-sex couples on their weddings following a complaint by the Orthodox Union. The policy issued by the Orthodox Union was ...

Fears rise over LGBT discrimination in Paraguay

Fears rise over LGBT discrimination in Paraguay
- Mariana Sepulveda has been stabbed on the street, detained by police and expelled from her high school - all for being transgender in Paraguay, one of the most sexually conservative countries in Latin America. "I've felt hate for not being heterosexual," said Sepulveda, 32, who ...

New Report from The Fenway Institute Argues Trump Administration's Religious Refusal Actions ...

New Report from The Fenway Institute Argues Trump Administration's Religious Refusal Actions ...
- In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft strategic plan for 2018-2022 that made no mention of the healthcare disparities experienced by LGBT people, as the last HHS strategic plan did. Instead, it made extensive mention of the rights of faith-based ...

LGBT businesses seek share of contracts Philly awards to minorities

LGBT businesses seek share of contracts Philly awards to minorities
We don't expect this to be a system that is requiring X-amount of dollars to be spent with the LGBT community,” Urbania said. “We just really want to be next to the other minority and business services — those owned by women, African-Americans and the disabled,” he said. “We want to be in that same ...

Vienna Cardinal hosts LGBT prayer service in Cathedral featuring renowned drag queen

Vienna Cardinal hosts LGBT prayer service in Cathedral featuring renowned drag queen
- Viennese Cardinal Christoph Schönborn co-hosted a homosexual-themed prayer service in his cathedral earlier this month for World Aids Day. The event in St. Stephen's Cathedral included speeches given by a world-famous 'drag queen' and a ...

LGBT Activists Seek to 'Oppress and Silence' Those Who Believe in Biblical Marriage

LGBT Activists Seek to 'Oppress and Silence' Those Who Believe in Biblical Marriage
- Reverend Franklin Graham, citing an incident with a donut shop in Maine, said major cultural, business, and government institutions now fully support the radical agenda of homosexuals and that LGBT activists are using their "newly gained power" to "oppress and silence" those who believe in marriage .

Most football fans comfortable with gay players

Most football fans comfortable with gay players
- Equal rights campaigners hope the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the following tournament in Qatar in 2022 will be a chance to raise the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) rights in the two countries. Overall, 76% of respondents said they would be comfortable with a player from their ...

USA Today calls Trump unfit to clean Obama's toilets in scathing editorial

USA Today calls Trump unfit to clean Obama's toilets in scathing editorial
- American newspaper USA Today published a brutal editorial on Wednesday (NZ time) after President Donald Trump smeared Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand by saying she "would do anything" for campaign ... He once smeared an Indiana-born judge whose parents emigrated from Mexico.

Trump Plays Reagan's Game on Tariffs and Taxes

Trump Plays Reagan's Game on Tariffs and Taxes
- Despite his protectionist policies, Reagan negotiated a free-trade agreement with Canada and initiated a fresh round of global trade negotiations before leaving office. He also visualized a future common market for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Trump's departure from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and ..

Texas congressmen urge Trump to ease off NAFTA renegotiation

Texas congressmen urge Trump to ease off NAFTA renegotiation
- Texas congressmen are urging the Trump administration to ease off its effort to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement, worried they could do damage to increasingly intertwined energy markets in the United States, Mexico and Canada. "On the one hand the White House ...

Should Trump open coastal areas to oil drilling?

Should Trump open coastal areas to oil drilling?
- Energy companies, which are now permitted to drill in parts of the Gulf of Mexico, are pushing to expand their operations -- in the Atlantic and the Arctic as well as the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida. The Obama administration had considered a plan to allow drilling along the ...

We Need a “Clean” Dream Act Now, More Reform Later

We Need a “Clean” Dream Act Now, More Reform Later
- He was quickly arrested by immigration authorities and soon after deported to Mexico, a country he hardly remembered. ... Congress and the Trump administration should reform abusive immigration law and policy so that anyone facing deportation gets a fair, individualized hearing in which the person's 

11 Donald Trump-themed novelty Christmas presents you'll either love or hate

11 Donald Trump-themed novelty Christmas presents you'll either love or hate
infamous campaign promises was to build a wall between the US and its southern neighbour Mexico. Not much has happened on that front, so instead you can give the power to one of your friends with this Lego set. It comes with a podium, an American flag, picket fences, happy and sad Trump faces, .

Three Big Presidential Elections Investors Will Be Watching In 2018

Three Big Presidential Elections Investors Will Be Watching In 2018
- Unlike Brazil, Mexico does not have second round electoins. A candidate can become president with the vast majority of the population voting for somebody else. Just over 60% of Mexican did not vote for current president Enrique Pena Nieto when he was elected in 2012. (Of note: Trump bashing ...

An undocumented nurse has a message for Trump

An undocumented nurse has a message for Trump
- Born in Durango, Mexico, Esparza's mother moved her and a younger sister to Quincy, Washington in 2005 to be closer to her father, who worked as a farm laborer. Despite the culture shock and language barrier, Esparza excelled in the classroom. In eighth grade she was given a summer scholarship to ...