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Trump-Pence Administration Asserts Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBQ People

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The Human Rights Campaign, July 26, 2017 Today, HRC issued the following statement in response to an amicus brief filed by the Department of Justice arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual people on the basis of sex: “Attacks against the LGBTQ community at all levels of government continue to pour in from the Trump-Pence Administration,” said Sarah Warbelow, HRC Legal...

What does the Anna Stubblefield case teach us about sentencing and sexual assault?

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ABC Radio National, 19.6.17  at 1:31 PM A former chair of philosophy at Rutgers University had sex with a man who can’t speak. The resulting court battle raised questions about when and why suffering matters in sentencing — and Anna Stubblefield went to jail. Stubblefield had slept with a man known only by the pseudonym DJ, who has cerebral palsy and to this day has never spoken...

Study suggests drug criminalization undermining global HIV/AIDS efforts

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Medical News Today, May 2017 The criminalization of drugs is a leading factor in the world’s HIV epidemic and a potential barrier to eradicating HIV/AIDS, say researchers who’ve undertaken a sweeping review of research on laws and policies prohibiting drug use. Assistant professor Kora DeBeck of SFU’s School of Public Policy, who is a research scientist with the BC Centre for...

An end to direct questioning by abusive partners in family law proceedings

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Women’s Legal Services Australia, 10th May 2017 Women’s Legal Services Australia (WLSA) welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that it will be introducing legislation to amend the Family Law Act 1975 to prohibit the direct cross-examination of victims of violence in family law proceedings. Being directly questioned in court by an abusive ex-partner is not only traumatising it also...

Out of sight: the untold story of Adelaide’s gay hate murders

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SBS, Oct 17th, 2016 For decades, gay bashers operated with impunity. Sometimes, they killed their victims. The police often didn’t care. Sometimes, they were said to be doing the bashing. A culture of indifference meant the bodies piled up as the world looked the other way. But little is known about gay hate crimes outside those now widely documented in NSW. This SBS...

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