August 11, 2013

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American Kennel Club: Russia is in the Doghouse

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2013 | 6:30 PM | comments

Leaders of the American Kennel Club say they "cannot and will not support participation in the 2016 World Dog Show" if it is held in Russia as scheduled.Read More

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LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2013 | 4:30 PM | comments

People on both sides -- pro-LGBT and anti-LGBT -- actively avoid equating gay rights with civil rights. This avoidance is dishonest, insulting, and demeaning to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of all racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. It must stop.Read More


Australian PM Promises Equal Marriage Bill if Re-Elected

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd: if re-elected, my government will put forward a marriage equality bill "within the first 100 days."Read More

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How Food Stamps Can Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 11, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

A study shows obesity rates among children from low-income families declined between 2008 and 2011. Those children are less likely to be obese as adults, but $40 billion in cuts to food stamps could stop this trend in its tracks.Read More