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miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2012

Gay-marriage backers end losing streak, look ahead

Gay-marriage backers end losing streak, look ahead: A separate appeal asks the justices to decide whether federal courts were correct in striking down California's Proposition 8, the amendment that outlawed gay marriage after it had been approved by courts in the nation's largest state. "The justices ...

Green cars ready to race in 2nd Atacama solar challenge

Green cars ready to race in 2nd Atacama solar challenge: Vehicles are presented ahead of the Atacama Solar Challenge car race in Santiago. Eighteen solar-powered cars from Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and India will race across 1,300 kilometers of Chile's uber-dry Atacama desert for this year's "Atacama Solar ...




Is America becoming more liberal?

Is America becoming more liberal?:
While the 2012 election seemed to vindicate many of the issues that Democrats have championed, the Tea Party's Hughes suggests that it's misguided to suggest that America on the whole is tilting leftward. "Try to put a pro-gay initiative in Alabama, ...


CBC.ca

Gay Homeless Youth Left Out in the Storm

Gay Homeless Youth Left Out in the Storm:
Last Friday, the staff of the Ali Forney Center, which provides shelter for homeless L.G.T.B. youth in New York City, finally got back into their drop-in location, in Chelsea. Carl Siciliano, who runs the organization, calls the space “our triage ...


New Yorker (blog)

Venezuela Consolidates its Position as Cuba's Largest Trading Partner


Venezuela Consolidates its Position as Cuba's Largest Trading Partner

Venezuela has become the largest trading partner of Cuba with an exchange of goods and services that exceed three billion dollars a year, said today in Havana Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment. The traditional Venezuelan ...

Tammy Baldwin's Election Night Victory Shared By Other LGBT Candidates

Tammy Baldwin's Election Night Victory Shared By Other LGBT Candidates: New York Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and became his state's first openly gay member of Congress. Baldwin's vacated seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District ...

After historic victories, gay-marriage backers hope to sway other states and ...


After historic victories, gay-marriage backers hope to sway other states and ...

NEW YORK — For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They'd won every time the issue went to a popular vote. That winning streak has now been shattered in a multi-state electoral sweep by gay marriage supporters. It's a historic ...

Prison privatization topic of panel discussion, film

Prison privatization topic of panel discussion, film: Panelists include Arnie Alpert, program coordinator with the N.H. office of the American Friends Service Committee; Brad Brockmann, executive director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at Brown University; Jason Faria, New Hampshire ...

Calif. voters retain death penalty despite costs

Calif. voters retain death penalty despite costs: The measure's backers, including the American Civil Liberties Union, vowed to continue fighting to end the death penalty in California. "The mere fact that the state is evenly divided is nothing short of extraordinary," said Jeanne Woodford, a former ...




Colorado Boutique Cluelessly Uses Native American Headdresses ...

Colorado Boutique Cluelessly Uses Native American Headdresses ...: The Denver-based boutique and online retailer Goldyn recently sent its fall lookbook to a variety of bloggers. The lookbook featured two models posing in front of teepees, while wearing Plains Indian-style headdresses (along with Helmut ...

Puerto Rico votes to become America's 51st state in non-binding referendum

Puerto Rico votes to become America's 51st state in non-binding referendum:
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Ricans faced a fundamental question on their ballots this past Election Day: Should they change their ties with the United States? Election Day is a holiday in the U.S. island territory and the streets were quiet Tuesday ...


WTSP 10 News

Suspect in US missing boy case released, rearrested


Suspect in US missing boy case released, rearrested

NEW YORK — A 69-year-old convicted sex offender, long suspected of involvement in America's most famous missing child case, was released from prison Wednesday, but immediately arrested again, officials said. Jose Ramos, who now has a flowing white ...

The Complexities of Diagnosing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The Complexities of Diagnosing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
In my work as a psychiatrist that go to “text book” is called the DSM IV, the diagnostic and statistical Manual of Mental Disorders which is currently in its fourth version. This is the standard diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists and psychologists ...


PLoS Blogs (blog)

Mental health and genes phone in

Mental health and genes phone in:
The trust said that mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and depression can run in families, but no singular gene was responsible for causing this and there was not a clear understanding of how they were inherited. If a ...


BBC News

Puerto Rico signals it wants change in political status

Puerto Rico signals it wants change in political status: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Ricans showed support in a non-binding referendum to change the island's status as a U.S. territory, preferring to become the 51st U.S. state even as they ousted their pro-statehood governor from office ...




Colombian rebels' Dutch recruit shares hopes for peace


Colombian rebels' Dutch recruit shares hopes for peace

HAVANA — Tanja Nijmeijer, a Dutch woman who fights alongside Colombia's FARC rebels, hopes to see peace and social justice in the country thanks to peace talks set to begin next week. "We have a lot ... Here, one doesn't see poverty in the street ...

Openly Gay Congressional Candidate in California, Mark Takano ...


Openly Gay Congressional Candidate in California, Mark Takano ...

Mark Takano, an openly gay candidate for Congress in Riverside County, California, is likely to win a seat in the U.S. House, the Washington Blade reports: Takano, a Democrat, leads in the race to represent California's newly created 41st ...

Prison deal might help locals in foreign jails

Prison deal might help locals in foreign jails: Half of South African drug mules and drug traffickers in foreign prisons are in South America. “Following a request from Cabinet, a memorandum to approve the adoption of a South African policy position on the PTA has been completed. Once a policy ...

Colorado And Washington Voters May Have Won The Drug War Tonight

Colorado And Washington Voters May Have Won The Drug War Tonight: The Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), a Mexico City think-tank , published a report detailing how legalization at the state level could sink cartel revenues from drug trafficking because "one or more states could meet most of its domestic ...




Prison factories caught in private biz debate

Prison factories caught in private biz debate: The factory and those like it that employ convicted felons are at the heart of a simmering debate about whether prisons should be siphoning away jobs - at much lower wages - that could be filled by those who need them during the nation's toughest ...

Canada Line foreign workers not paid after tribunal ruling

Canada Line foreign workers not paid after tribunal ruling:
In 2008, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled a group of Latin American workers were discriminated against when they were paid half of what workers who had been brought in from Europe were given. CBC News Investigates: Send us your tips. The ruling ...


CBC.ca

A Quick Guide To Broadway Nights At Gay Bars

A Quick Guide To Broadway Nights At Gay Bars:
Monday is the big night for weekly Broadway-related bar events at gay bars because most shows are dark that night, and the boites hope the customers and performers are available to straggle in. Mixing Broadway and booze, these parties tend to attract ...


Village Voice (blog)

Recreational marijuana, gay marriage backed in historic US votes

Recreational marijuana, gay marriage backed in historic US votes:
Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.


CBC.ca

Most amendments fall flat

Most amendments fall flat: Florida voters panned eight of the 11 amendments on the ballot Tuesday, with most falling well short of the 60 percent needed to be inserted into the state constitution. Three amendments giving tax breaks to veterans, first responders and low-income ...

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Launch New Online Help Center

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Launch New Online Help Center: All elder abuse must be reported and dealt with immediately. There are over 1,300 skilled nursing facilities in California. These facilities are held to certain standards as set by law. If you feel like a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse or ...