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Abstinence Education: Texas Boosts Funding While Cutting HIV Research

Abstinence Education

Abstinence education could receive a boost in funding if a new Republican-backed measure in Texas is enacted, while HIV research would be taking cuts as part of the same legislation. State Democrats were soundly opposed to the measure, which the Associated Press notes was “tucked into the state budget Tuesday night.” The measure would remove… Read more »

Mike Pence Defends Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law, Says Its Not ‘Anti-Gay’

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Mike Pence is doubling- down in support of Indiana’s Religious freedom law and said the controversial legislation some deem as “anti-gay” in not going away any time soon. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act reportedly mirrors federal legislation signed into law by President Bill Clinton and was passed unanimously in Illinois when President Barack Obama was… Read more »

Indiana Governor Says Religious Freedom Law ‘Not Going To Change’

Protesters take to the streets in San Francisco over Indiana religious freedom law

Indiana Governor Mike Pence defended the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act that he signed into law on Thursday. The bill, which the Inquisitr reported last week is seen by many as an attack on the LGBTQ community, was signed into law by the Republican governor on Thursday and will go into effect in July. Pence… Read more »

Democrat State Rep Calls GOP Colleague’s Son Racist, But There Is One Problem

Democrat legislator calls GOP's son racist

Indiana State Representative Vanessa Summers, a Democrat and African-American woman, caused a stir during the House floor debate over the Religious Freedom Bill after she called out a fellow GOP colleague’s son as a future racist. However, there is one problem with Summers’ assessment of Representative Jud McMillin’s son: he is only 18-months-old. An audio… Read more »

‘Intolerant Jackass Act’ Would Require Individuals To Make $5,000 Contribution To Gay Rights Groups

Intolerant Jackass Act Responds To 'Shoot The Gays' Initiative

The “Intolerant Jackass Act” is the latest attempt at a voter-approved initiative to come out of the state of California. The beacon of the western United States recently made headlines for the outrageous efforts of attorney Matt McLaughlin, who started a “shoot the gays” initiative, formally called the “Sodomite Suppression Act.” Under McLaughlin’s initiative, citizens… Read more »

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Is Retiring, Endorsing Charles Schumer

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) answers questions following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol September 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Reid answered questions about the midterm elections and the remaining legislative agenda for the Senate. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Not long after an exercise mishap left him blind in one eye, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced that he won’t be running for re-election in the Senate. According to Politico, Reid’s eye injury was the primary factor behind his retirement. The accident has caused the Democratic senator to re-evaluate his life and career,… Read more »

Abortion Is Reversible: Arizona Law Now Mandates Providers To Inform Indecisive Women That The Procedure Can Be Reversed If Desired

Arizona Law Now Mandates Providers To Inform Abortion Is Reversible

Arizona lawmakers have approved legislation that mandates providers of abortion services to inform their “clients” about the possibility of reversing an abortion. The Arizona Senate passed the proposal on an 33-24 vote. The proposal is all set to become a law, but is currently sitting on the desk of Republican Governor Doug Ducey. Interestingly, though… Read more »

Abortion Reversal Bill Is Headed To Law, And Not Everyone Is Happy About It

Abortion Reversal Bill

“Abortion reversal,” a controversial procedure the Inquisitr reported on in 2014, is back in the spotlight, this time because Arizona is on the verge of passing a law that would require doctors to inform abortion patients that their procedures can be “reversed,” if so desired. The pro-life community, led by many Christian doctors, don’t see… Read more »

Ben Carson On Israeli Gov’t: ‘Sounds Complex, Why Don’t They Just Adopt The System We Have?’

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Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon-turned-political pundit who has not yet officially announced his expected candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, appeared puzzled by the Israeli governmental system, and unsure what role the Israeli parliament, known as the Knesset, plays in governing that country, according to an incident reported in a new magazine profile of… Read more »