Archive for July, 2015

Girl Scouts Return $100,000 Transgender-Biased Donation

Girl Scouts Return $100,000 Transgender-Biased Donation

A  Girl Scouts chapter in Washington state returned a $100,000 donation after the donor attached strings to the gift: that the money not be used to help transgender girls.  The $100,000 gift was happily received by the  Girl Scouts last spring. According to Meagan Ferland, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, it represented […]

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Same Sex Marriage Approved by Episcopal Church

Same Sex Marriage Approved by Episcopal Church

   Beginning November, 2015 clergy in the Episcopal Church will be authorized to perform same-sex marriages.  During its General Convention earlier this year members of the Episcopal Church voted to change its rules regarding marriage and to give official approval for their clergy to perform gay weddings. Changes include elimination of language defining marriage as […]

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New York City Eliminates Bail Bond For Some Suspects

New York City Eliminates Bail Bond For Some Suspects

Beginning next year cash bail bond will be eliminated for those who dwell in the “Big Apple” (New York City) and are accused of misdemeanor or non-violent crimes. The bail bond practice has been criticized by many who say the practice unfairly targets poor people. Two recent cases give added thrust to the call for […]

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Texas Can Refuse Specialty Confederate Flag License Plates

Texas Can Refuse Specialty Confederate Flag License Plates

In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Texas does not violate First Amendment rights by refusing to issue specialty license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag.  The application of the Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) to sponsor a specialty license plate that displayed a Confederate battle flag  was […]

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Better Late Than Never: The Medal of Honor Awarded 97 Years Later

Better Late Than Never: The Medal of Honor Awarded 97 Years Later

Two soldiers whose brave deeds during World War I were recorded but not properly rewarded  have received appropriate recognition for their heroic courage posthumously almost a century later. They were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for courage under fire. One soldier was an African-American: Sgt. Henry Johnson; the other […]

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