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Sledgehammers and Rights: The Double Standards of the Religious Right

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Dr. Paul Church tried to pretend his concerns were "medical" in nature because the gay "lifestyle" is deadly. Oddly, he accompanied this with quotes from the Bible -- hardly a source of medical wisdom.

'We Stand United in Our Humanity'

Elham Manea | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Elham Manea

Why does the Saudi government deny freedoms of speech, religion and political association to it citizens? As a member of the UN Human Rights Council, why does Saudi Arabia imprison a young man who committed no crime, who only created a blog calling for freedom?

Iran: Human Rights Caught Between Diplomatic Progress and Political Deadlock

Karim Lahidji | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

To praise Iran's president for his diplomatic successes means forgetting all too easily that the situation within the country has changed little, if at all, since his election.

New First Amendment Suit Poses Existential Threat to Government Unions

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Public employee unions face a new, and mortal, threat. It's not the unfunded liability of union pension plans or municipal governments' resort to bankruptcy to void union contracts. No, the new existential threat facing government unions comes from... the First Amendment.

Remember, Remember the 29th of December

Freedom House | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Freedom House

The success or failure of Egypt's transition will have a significant effect on the rest of the Arab world, and the country's current economic, social, and political challenges are all but overwhelming.

To Survive, Fraternities Need to Stand for Something, Anything

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.05.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

A lot of fraternities seem to know that their freedom of association is protected by the First Amendment. What fraternities often do not know, however, is that there are several different kinds of freedom of association.

Fraternities: Disastrous for Free Speech on Campus?

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.05.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Make no mistake, the dilemmas posed by fraternity incidents have ramifications far beyond Greek life. The free speech controversies posed by fraternities -- and the responses to them -- often threaten the free speech rights of all students.

Thank Christian Conservatives For Gay-Straight Alliances In Public Schools

David Moshman | Posted 08.19.2011 | Education
David Moshman

The story goes back 30 years to the early days of the Reagan administration.

The Notes of a New Anthem for Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

"How do you shout on Twitter?" That was one of the first messages I sent to explore the potential to express myself in one hundred and forty characters.