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  • Former basketball players sue Pepperdine, coach for discrimination

    Former basketball players sue Pepperdine, coach for discrimination
    Two former Pepperdine University women’s basketball players allege they were harassed and discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, according to a lawsuit filed last week against the university and Coach Ryan Weisenberg in Los...
  • Law firm to Florida court clerks: Issuing gay-marriage licenses risks arrest

    Law firm to Florida court clerks: Issuing gay-marriage licenses risks arrest
    Gay-rights activists were ecstatic: Come Jan. 6, they thought, Florida same-sex couples would be lining up at courthouses across the state to get married. But that is not what the people who issue marriage licenses in Florida — county clerks of...
  • John Kass: Gender selection in a brave new world

    Jayne and Jon Cornwill, an Australian couple, recently came to America with a bit of trouble. The trouble? Boys. They have three little boys, and three rambunctious boys were quite enough for the Cornwills, thank you. What the Cornwills wanted was a...
  • Professor talks human rights

    Human Rights Day, established in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly, was celebrated on Dec. 10 around the world. The Forum spoke with Assistant Professor of Sociology Robert Gallagher, who has been at Broward College for four years. Since the...
  • Gender selection in a brave new world

     Gender selection in a brave new world
    Jayne and Jon Cornwill, an Australian couple, recently came to America with a bit of trouble. The trouble? Boys. They have three little boys, and three rambunctious boys were quite enough for the Cornwills, thank you. What the Cornwills wanted was a...
  • U.S. appeals court denies prisoner's right to tax-funded sex change

    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday overturned a lower-court decision that a Massachusetts prisoner suffering from gender identity disorder was entitled to receive a taxpayer-funded sex change operation. The state's prison system is not violating the...
  • James Franco, Hal Hartley Films Feature in Berlin's Panorama Lineup

    LONDON -- Berlin Film Festival's Panorama section has revealed its first 19 films, which include Hal Hartley's latest "Ned Rifle," and "I Am Michael," in which James Franco stars as a gay rights activist who becomes an anti-gay Christian pastor. Hartley,...
  • In Theory: Is Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act necessary?

    Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press. Critics of the bill...
  • Female fighters battle for freedom and equality in Syria: TRFN

    By Benedetta Argentieri TIL KOCHER, Syria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every night before 27-year-old Arin goes to bed, she hangs her Makarov, a Russian semi-automatic pistol, from a steel coat rack by the entrance to her one-bedroom apartment in a...
  • Harold Jackson: Fight for equal justice goes on and on �

    I have told friends that my mistrust of the police comes legitimately. I grew up in Birmingham, Ala., during the 1960s, when the city became infamous for the brutal way that civil rights demonstrators were treated by policemen who used snarling dogs and...
  • Women feel no safer in Delhi, two years after notorious gang rape

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a cold, rainy Sunday night, two policemen in khaki uniforms and fluorescent yellow jackets stand among commuters at a bus shelter in the Indian capital, occasionally stepping out to stop...