Tag Archives: New York Times

Same-sex Marriage in New York

Civil rights activists are hopeful as New York Governor David Paterson introduced a piece of legislation last week to legalize same-sex marriage in New York. Former Governor Eliot Spitzer introduced the same legislation in 2007, which passed in the state … Continue reading

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Abortion Debate Reignites in Brazil

The New York Times recently reported on the flare-up of the abortion debate in Brazil after a nine-year-old girl obtained an abortion after being raped by her stepfather. Immediately after the abortion hit the news, A Brazilian archbishop summarily excommunicated … Continue reading

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Wage Gap Exists Across Occupations and Sectors

The New York Times printed a telling graphic on Sunday that helps us visualize the wage gap between men and women.  The graph shows how much less women make per occupation, and also overall. Economists claim that discrimination against women … Continue reading

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Reducing Unplanned Pregnancies in the U.S.

Last weekend, the New York Times published an op-ed piece by William Saletan on bridging the divide between liberals and conservatives on the issue of unplanned pregnancy, contraception and abortion. He argues that conservatives oppose contraception and legal abortion because … Continue reading

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Hope for Civil Unions in Hawaii (and the rest of America)

According to the Associated Press, Hawaii is the closest it has ever been to legalizing civil unions. Just over 10 years ago, Hawaii was the first state to adopt the nation’s first “defense of marriage” constitutional amendment, which granted the … Continue reading

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Yaz Ads Under Fire

You might have noticed that new TV ads for the birth control pill Yaz are mentioning that the FDA wants them to correct a few points they made in previous ads. The FDA criticized Bayer for overstating the drug’s ability … Continue reading

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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ready for a Re-write

The New York Times published an op-ed piece Sunday that provided a powerful argument for lifting the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the U.S. military. The policy, which developed out of a compromise in 1993, attempted to create a … Continue reading

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