Month: December 2014

Gender-bending proposal a threat to high school sports (US)

Fox News 4 December 2014  Minnesota’s governing body for high school sports passed rules on Thursday that one critic said could hypothetically put a future NFL linebacker at power forward on a girls basketball team. The Minnesota State High School…

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Politicians Put Prostitution Harm in ‘Too Hard Basket’

Family First NZ says that politicians are living in ‘la-la land’ when it comes to the concerns of families regarding the ongoing harms of street prostitution and residential brothels. “The politicians have shown a complete lack of moral conviction and…

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District ordered to pay transgender student $75K

NZ Herald 3 December 2014 A Maine court has awarded a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made her use a staff, not student, bathroom. Nicole Maines won her lawsuit…

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Child poverty declines, but inequality still high

Stuff co.nz 2 December 2014 Child poverty rates overall have declined slightly, but Maori and Pacific children are suffering disproportionately, according to the Child Poverty Monitor released today. The second annual Child Poverty Monitor showed a slight decrease in the…

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As 2-parent families have decreased, economic inequality has grown

Boston Globe 30 November 2014 Few political debates in this country are as freighted with emotional, cultural, and ideological baggage as those that touch on the choices people make in forming families. When public discourse turns to decisions about wedlock…

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Teen mother finds caring support at centre

Bay of Plenty Times 1 December 2014 A positive pregnancy test came as a “bit of a shock” to teen mum Sarah Lindsay, but she has been helped along her journey by the Pregnancy Choice Centre. Miss Lindsay’s mother suspected…

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