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Google India's Managing Director Promises to Only Invest in Women-Owned Start-Ups

Google India's Managing Director Promises to Only Invest in Women-Owned Start-Ups
In 2013, Rajan Anandan, MD of Google India, made a promise to Ring The Bell in order to help Indian women pursue their entrepreneurial dreams by only investing in startups that have women co-founders. He's since invested in two such companies and promises to expand the venture.
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Bill Allowing Religious Student Groups Access to State Money Postponed Indefinitely by CO Lawmakers

Bill Allowing Religious Student Groups Access to State Money Postponed Indefinitely by CO Lawmakers
State lawmakers have narrowly killed a bill that would have freed up state money to religious student groups – even those demonstrating prejudice in picking their leaders. The measure would have prevented universities from enforcing non-discrimination requirements for religious groups seeking state funding and other resources available to student organizations.
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Angry Mob Ransacks Gay Rights Organization in 'Gay Friendly' African Country

Angry Mob Ransacks Gay Rights Organization in 'Gay Friendly' African Country
An angry mob "ransacked" the headquarters of Ivory Coast's most prominent gay rights organization, an official said Monday, following days of anti-gay protests in a country generally seen as moderate on the issue. Nearly 200 people stormed the offices of Alternative Cote d'Ivoire, breaking windows with stones and stealing computers and other equipment.
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Robbie Corey-Boulet
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Child Caught Mid-Adoption in Utah's Gay Marriage Back and Forth

Child Caught Mid-Adoption in Utah's Gay Marriage Back and Forth
The Supreme Court brought marriages to a halt in Utah until the matter gets settled by the land's highest court. But they also stopped newly married gay couples from gaining benefits, like adoption. Matthew Barraza and Tony Milner found themselves in limbo when their son's adoption was halted mid-process.
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No More Abortion Clinic Safe Zones? Supreme Court to Decide Fate of 'Bubble Laws'

No More Abortion Clinic Safe Zones? Supreme Court to Decide Fate of 'Bubble Laws'
In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled that buffer, bubble, zones around abortion clinics were perfectly constitutional. Since then, the court has become more conservative, and states have pushed ever more restrictive abortion laws. When buffer zones are revisited by the court this year – will it change its mind?
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Chief Justice Roberts Seeks Unilateral Power to Fill Secret Court Vacancies

Chief Justice Roberts Seeks Unilateral Power to Fill Secret Court Vacancies
Supreme Court Chief Justice penned a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee petitioning them not to change his ability to unilaterally select judges for the secret FISA courts. He also wants to establish an advocate that could intervene on cases 'at will'.
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CO Bill Would Allow Gay Couples to File Joint Federal Tax Returns

CO Bill Would Allow Gay Couples to File Joint Federal Tax Returns
“The bill does two things,” says Colorado State Senator Pat Steadman. “It changes last year’s civil unions law to remove the prohibition against civil union partners filling joint returns… And it removes language from the state income tax law that talks about married couples or makes reference to husbands and wives. Basically, it makes the language gender neutral.”
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VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Says Utah Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Federally Honored

VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Says Utah Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Federally Honored
U.S. Attorney Eric General Holder confirms that, for purposes of federal law, same-sex marriages that have been performed in the state of Utah will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages.
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The Indentured Servitude Of TX Prisoners: No Pay for Mandated Work

The Indentured Servitude Of TX Prisoners: No Pay for Mandated Work
Not only does Texas not compensate prisoners for mandated labor done while incarcerated, the state accesses the accounts of prisoners, garnishing funds for a variety of costs the state doesn't cover while prisoners serve out their sentences.
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Great Buzz: CO Marijuana Industry Open for Business

Great Buzz: CO Marijuana Industry Open for Business
People here waited for hours in a line that by 9 a.m. stretched out along the rim of the large asphalt parking lot in front of Green Solutions, one of the lucky Colorado medical marijuana pot shops licensed to begin selling product for recreational use yesterday to anyone in the state over 21 years old.
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