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August 11, 2013

Threatening Our Rights to Choose

courtsIn North Carolina a bill has been passed by the House of Representatives to add further restrictions on having an abortion. Texas has also passed similar laws putting more regulations on having abortions. North Dakota has banned having abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and these are not the only states to pass new laws on abortion considered anti-abortion bills; Wisconsin, Virginia, Arkansas, Kansas, Arizona, Mississippi, etc. have also passed laws making abortions harder to get.

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August 11, 2013

Marriage Equality for All, Please

gayflag“Marriage – 1) a legally, religiously, or socially, sanctioned union of persons who commit to one another, forming a familial and economic bond. 2) a. The social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments religious ceremonies etc. 2) b. A similar institution involving partners of the same gender as in gay marriage; same sex marriage.”  Recently this past June, the U.S Supreme Court made a historic decision by ruling the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA as unconstitutional; entitling same sex couples to the same federal benefits as traditional couples. In addition the U.S Supreme Court also effectively made California the thirteenth state to legalize same sex marriage. Though this is a major feat, there are still some major questions to be answered and hurdles to be overcome in regards to how to overhaul federal programs that involve marriage. To avoid these issues and headaches marriage equality should not just be offered in a handful of states, rather it should be offered nationally.

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