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Notre Modern Family américaine est aujourd'hui dépassée

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 9:34 AM

Alors qu'en France, des milliers de personnes ont défilé contre la légalisation récente du mariage gai - et que la Cour suprême américaine se fera entendre sur le sujet en juin -, la section "International Spotlight" du HuffPost présente les opinions de trois couples homosexuels, élevant tous des...

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Our American 'Modern Family' Is Now Old Hat

(10) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 11:30 AM

As thousands protested the recent legalization of gay marriage in France -- and the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to weigh in on the issue in June -- HuffPost's "International Spotlight" presents the views of three gay couples, all raising children, in France, the U.S. and...

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Maryland Moves to Ban 'Cyberbullying'

(11) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 12:23 PM

While the enactment of Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun control package has gotten more coverage, the Maryland House and Senate have also just passed a bill directed at banning "cyberbullying." [Capital Gazette, WJZ] The bill would, among other things, prohibit the use of electronic means (including...

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How Republicans Carried Maryland's Question 6 to Victory: Fresh Evidence

(21) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 1:19 PM

Last week I observed that Question 6, the same-sex marriage law, had racked up strong vote totals in many Republican areas of Maryland and even carried two big GOP-leaning counties. When I wrote that piece I was working from broad county-level election returns. Now that I've had a...

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Why Many GOPers Quietly Backed Maryland Question 6

(48) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 3:43 PM

On November 6 President Obama carried the state of Maryland by a more than comfortable 62-37 margin over Mitt Romney, while Question 6, the same-sex marriage law, was passing by a much narrower 52-48 edge. The Washington Post, reporting on AP's Election Day opinion survey, gave its story an accurate...

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The New Campaign Against Gay Parenting

(141) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 12:04 PM

As has been widely reported, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association asserted in a tweet Wednesday that "we need an Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households." Lest anyone imagine he was speaking merely in metaphor, a second tweet from him linked to a

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The Regnerus Gay-Parenting Study: More Red Flags

(50) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 7:23 PM

By now almost everyone has had a whack at the recent Mark Regnerus (University of Texas) study claiming that young adults who report having a gay parent score worse on a range of life-success indicators than children from intact biological families. According to the study, these kids as young adults...

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