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Australia’s top court overrules gay marriage law

NZHerald 12 December 2013 Australia’s highest court has struck down a landmark law that had begun allowing the country’s first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than…

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Uruguay green lights first national market for legal pot

NZHerald 11 December 2013 Uruguay’s Senate has approved the world’s first national marketplace for legal marijuana, an audacious and risky experiment that puts the government in charge of growing, selling and using a drug that is illegal almost everywhere else.…

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National ‘rethink’ on paid parental leave extension

OneNews 11 December 2013 Labour says the Government is reconsidering its position on the extension of paid parental leave. Labour has been pushing to get paid parental leave extended to six months from the current 14 weeks. An 11th hour…

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Judge orders Christian baker to serve gay couples

Fox News 6 December 2013 A Colorado judge says a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs, a ruling that a civil rights group hailed as a…

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Feminists confront sex work laws

NZ Herald 7 December 2013 On Berlin’s Kurfurstenstrasse, they are out in force – women in their late teens to late 40s, some of them perhaps older but dressed to look younger. Many are wearing puffer jackets and tight-fitting jeans…

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Families struggling as costs climb

Otago Daily Times 29 November 2013 Families are struggling to keep up with bill payments as everyday expenses continue to rise, a budgeting service says. A Statistics New Zealand survey shows average weekly household spending has increased by more than $90…

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Cannabis ‘hikes schizophrenia risk’

Stuff.co.nz 28 November 2013 Some heavy cannabis users are up to 11 times more likely to develop schizophrenia, a drug symposium in Auckland has been told. People with a certain gene combination that exists in 25 percent of the population  had that heightened…

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Belgium: Senate Panel Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

LifeNews 27 November 2013 A Belgian Senate committee voted today to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already much-abused euthanasia law even further. The Belgian Senate…

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RU-486 Now Safe? Feminist researcher still doesn’t think so

National Right to Life 21 November 2013 It caused a bit of a stir in 1991 when three “pro-choice” feminists came out with a book warning of the dangers of the chemical abortifacient RU-486. “RU486: Misconception, Myths and Morals,” written…

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