Month: December 2015

High School Girls Don’t Want Transgender in Locker Room

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The Daily Signal 21 December 2015 Speaking out, they knew, could make them the public face of a very private issue. It could lead their classmates to call them “bigots,” “insensitive,” and “homophobes.” But after seeing their high school back…


Victory for same-sex couples wanting to adopt

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Radio NZ News 21 December 2015 An Auckland same-sex de facto couple has won an historic court ruling allowing them to apply to jointly adopt children. A High Court judge has agreed the phrase “two spouses” used in the 1955…


Call for review after ‘idiotic’ bail decision

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NZ Herald 21 December 2015 The family of a child sexually abused by her neighbour then bailed to live at his home up their shared driveway and just 30m from where his victim lives are calling for a review of…


Slovenians reject same-sex marriage law


NZ Herald 21 December 2015 Slovenians rejected same-sex marriage by a large margin in a referendum on Sunday, according to near-complete results, in a victory for the conservatives backed by the Catholic Church in the ex-communist EU nation. The results…


Survey: Colorado leads nation in youth marijuana use

marijuana kids 18 December 2015 For the first time, Colorado ranks first across the country for marijuana use by youths, according to a new federal survey released Friday. The survey, released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was…


Family First slams paedophile bail decision

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OneNewsNow 19 December 2015 Family First NZ says Judge Anna Johns’ decision exposes flaws in New Zealand’s bail laws. “A situation like this simply re-victimises the child and is hugely traumatic for the family trying to recover from the offences…


‘Idiotic’ Bail For Pedophile To Be Appealed


Media Release 19 Dec 2015 Family First NZ is labelling a decision by Judge Anna Johns to bail a pedophile back to his home right next door to the victim’s home as idiotic, traumatic for the family and victim, and…


Killing Isn’t Caring

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Focus on the Family December 2015 For the past 36 years, I have lived and practiced in the state of Oregon. For half that time, there was never any doubt about my role as a physician: It was to strive…


Mocking Marriage: Pastafarian marriages approved in New Zealand

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The Telegraph 17 December 2015 Ever wanted to get married while wearing a colander on your head? Move to New Zealand – they just gave the right to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to perform marriage ceremonies. Members…


Are new laws leading more teens to smoke marijuana? (US)

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The Christian Science Monitor 16 December 2015 Marijuana use is becoming more acceptable to Americans in general – and that includes teenagers. The shift was highlighted in a 2015 “Monitoring the Future” survey, which found teen use of pot has…