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Arkansas governor's son thrust into spotlight over religious freedom bill 2.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Seth Hutchinson, who helped persuade his father to back down over the controversial bill, tells the Guardian the result was thanks to ‘a lot of people stepping up’

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Arkansas Governor rejects ‘religious freedom law’ 2.4.2015 Hindu: International
It would have allowed businesses the freedom to deny services on grounds of religion and sexual orientation
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RTI to reveal who owns land claimed by two women of same name 2.4.2015 Lucknow News, Lucknow City News | Cities News - Times of India
What’s in a name! The adage does not hold true for Mithlesh Kumari and her namesake for whom their name has created an identity crisis. The issue is so big that one of them has now sought information under RTI to establish her identity as the owner of a 60-bigha piece of ...
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Arkansas religious freedom bill condemned by protesters – video 1.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
The Arkansas state legislature has passed an Indiana-style religious freedom bill Democrats say 'authorises discrimination', defying international outrage that hours earlier forced the governor of Indiana to walk back a similar law decried by the world's leading companies and LGBT activists as anti-gay. Despite heated debate among Arkansas' legislators, who acknowledged increasing public anger brewing over such religious freedom laws sweeping statehouses, the Republican-dominated House passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday Continue reading...
Peter Katin’s brave fight for gay rights 1.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
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The once-mighty bromance is dead – and Get Hard killed it | Hadley Freeman 1.4.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
The genre that started out celebrating male friendship has become a travesty of itself, as Hollywood trawls the racist, homophobic depths You can actually see the moment the bromance genre, for so long one of the most reliable and lucrative of Hollywood film genres, dies – and appropriately enough, it happens in a men’s room. It’s always interesting to witness the death of a film genre. Sometimes it happens in an act of gleeful murder. In 1988 the brilliant Heathers stabbed the then ubiquitous 1980s teen film through the heart with satire, and buried it forever beneath layers of irony. Clint Eastwood did something similar with the genre that had made his name when he released Unforgiven in 1992, a revisionist western with no good guys that, instead of glory, is filled with guilt and grit. But the more common method is for a film genre to commit self-slaughter through laziness. The most recent one to throw itself upon its sword is the bromance , and the metaphorical sword in this case is the execrable ...
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Why crime fiction is leftwing and thrillers are rightwing 1.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Today’s crime novels are overtly critical of the status quo, while the thriller explores the danger of the world turned upside down. And with trust in politicians nonexistent, writers are being listened to as rarely before I spent the weekend in Lyon, at a crime writing festival that feted writers from all over the world in exchange for us engaging in panel discussions about thought-provoking and wide-ranging topics. They take crime fiction seriously in France – I was asked questions about geopolitics, and the function of fear. I found myself saying things like “escaping the hegemony of the metropolis” in relation to British crime writing in the 1980s. What they are also deeply interested in is the place of politics in literature. Over the weekend, there were local elections in France, and a thin murmur of unease ran through many of the off-stage conversations with my French friends and colleagues. They were anxious about the renaissance of the right, of the return of Nicolas Sarkozy , the failure of the ...
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Indian's conviction for spying on gay roommate may be reversed 1.4.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Indian's conviction for spying on gay roommate may be reversed
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Sexual identity shift early in life tied to depression 1.4.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Gay, lesbian and bisexual people who initially were in heterosexual relations and did not report same-sex romantic attraction or relationships are more likely to experience depressive symptoms than others, a survey has found.
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Sexual identity shift early in life tied to depression 1.4.2015 New Kerala: Health News
Read Full story of 'Sexual identity shift early in life tied to depression' at newkerala.com.
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Freedom Regained by Julian Baggini review – the question of free will 1.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Men and women aren’t sole authors of themselves, but neither are they slaves, as some theorists argue, to neural firings and inherited genes Two or three centuries ago, most of the common people of Europe believed in God, while a small bunch of intellectuals were convinced this was a delusion. For some of these scholars, however, it was a delusion of a mightily convenient kind. Religious faith played a key role in maintaining social order, and so was not to be brutally exposed as bogus. The truth can be wantonly destructive, and not everyone is tough-minded enough to take it. Voltaire was famously anxious about the effects of his own religious scepticism on his domestic servants. Plenty of Victorian agnostics clambered into a pew in the belief that behaving as though there was a God would keep society on the rails. As Friedrich Nietzsche was among the first to recognise, an increasingly secular civilisation had killed God off; but it had disowned its act of deicide and pretended he was still alive. There ...
Indian's conviction for spying on gay roommate may be reversed | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis 1.4.2015 DNA: Bangalore
Indian's conviction for spying on gay roommate may be reversed | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
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Members of AIB arrested after Mumbai police receives fresh complaints against the comedy group 1.4.2015 CNN-IBN Top Stories
The removal of Section 66A of the constitution of India had brought about some hope for the comedy group, but not for long.
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Indian Rutgers student’s conviction for spying on gay roommate may be reversed 1.4.2015 FirstPost: World

An Indian-origin former Rutgers student, convicted for spying on his gay roommate who then committed suicide, could see his conviction for bias intimidation reversed

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Indian's conviction for spying on gay roommate may be reversed 1.4.2015 deccanherald.com
An Indian-origin former Rutgers student, convicted for spying on his gay roommate who then committed suicide, could see his conviction for bias intimidation reversed after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the states law in this regard was unconstitutional. The apex court last week struck down a portion of the states bias crime statute that could win Dharun Ravi a new trial in the Tyler Clementi webcam case, his attorney said. According to the earlier state statute on bias intimidation, defendants can be convicted of bias intimidation if their victims "reasonably believed" they were harassed or intimidated because of their race, colour, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. However, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the 2001 statute was "unconstitutionally vague", striking down the third section of the statute that focused on the victims state of mind. The ruling said that it is the defendants intent and state of mind that is important, not the victims. A report in nj.com ...
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Indian's Conviction for Spying on Gay Roommate may be Reversed 1.4.2015 newindianexpress.com
An Indian-origin former Rutgers student, convicted for spying on his gay roommate who then committed suicide, could see his conviction for bias intimidation reversed after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the state's law in this regard was unconstitutional.
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New anti-harassment law leaves DU's sexual minorities vulnerable 1.4.2015 TOI: Delhi Times
With the Ordinance XV-D on sexual harassment gone, sexual minorities in Delhi University have had to take a "regressive ...
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Indian's conviction for spying on gay roommate may be reversed 1.4.2015 Sify News
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Indian`s conviction in US for spying on gay roommate may be reversed 1.4.2015 Zee News : India National
An Indian-origin former Rutgers student, convicted for spying on his gay roommate who then committed suicide, could see his conviction for bias intimidation reversed after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the state's law in this regard was unconstitutional.
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Russell Brand used trangender for sex ? 1.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Russell Brand used trangender for sex ?' at newkerala.com.
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