RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Minority Groups

A collection of news and information related to Minority Groups published by this site and its partners.

Top Minority Groups Articles

Displaying items 78-88
  • Myanmar president signs off on contested population law

    Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also...
  • For 2nd year, Mormon LGBT group's bid to join parades denied

    For the second straight year, organizers of two of Utah's most popular parades have rejected a Mormon LGBT group's request to participate. Organizers of the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City and the Freedom Festival Grand Parade in Provo denied the...
  • Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy

    Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision not to fulfill the political buzz and chase White House dreams in 2016 doesn't necessarily clear up questions about his future. Pence plans to formally announce his bid for a second gubernatorial term next month. But...
  • Ireland votes to allow same-sex marriage

    DUBLIN ��Gay rights supporters reacted with jubilation Saturday as Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage in a referendum. The results showed that 62.1 per cent of voters favored gay marriage, while 37.9...
  • UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats....
  • Timeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays

    Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Saturday's referendum result to legalize gay marriage represents a stunning triumph for gay rights activists following decades of...
  • California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

    Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license...
  • Girls beating boys in academics: Is it a guy thing or a failing system?

    AKRON, Ohio Standardized tests show that girls whether elementary students or college freshman, here or around the world know more than boys. In Ohio and elsewhere, girls score better in reading, writing, math and to a lesser degree social studies. Boys...
  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation's conservative Catholic...
  • US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

    Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been...
  • Speak Out caller: Ban smoking altogether

    Speak Out caller: Ban smoking altogether
    Ban smoking: This is regarding the Speak Out about smokers being shunned. I think they should ban smoking altogether. Make it against the law. I smoked for over 40 years. I feel so much better since I stopped smoking 10 years ago. Smoking is one of the...