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The Orthodox Rabbi Who Marries Gay Men to Lesbians

(40) Comments | Posted August 19, 2011 | 12:24 PM

In the U.S., the debate about same-sex marriages has created a dividing line in the so-called culture wars, but in Jerusalem, where Orthodox Jews do not accept homosexuality, it feels like America, circa 1952.

Gay people cannot walk the streets hand in hand. Lesbians are forced to marry men. Many...

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Other States Now Proposing Arizona-Like Immigration Laws

(140) Comments | Posted January 8, 2011 | 10:35 AM

Legislators in Red States throughout the country are coming up with laws that rival Arizona's SB 1070. Here's the skinny on what's been proposed, so far.

In Kentucky: A proposed Senate bill would allow police to ask people whether they are in the country legally. Illegal immigrants could also...

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Why Fallen Catholics Like Me Must Insist On Reforming The Catholic Church

(25) Comments | Posted April 9, 2010 | 11:57 AM

I am a product of the Roman Catholic Church. It was my birthright: my parents were Catholic, and so where my grandparents. The Church had a monopoly in the countries my mom and dad came from -- Puerto Rico and Cuba, respectively.

So, even though I grew up in Manhattan...

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What America Can Learn from a Black Girl Named "Precious"

(60) Comments | Posted November 11, 2009 | 2:39 PM

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire is one of the best films I've seen in a long time, and one of the few in mainstream theaters that dares deal with the legacy that slavery created.

Obviously, that connection isn't made in the film. But if you know your...

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