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How One Lesbian Couple Changed Angela Merkel's Mind About Marriage Equality

So, what changed? Well, it turns out that Merkel’s views were changed the same way that so many people’s are — by meeting a same-sex couple and spending time with them and their family. 45 more words

News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced plans to begin construction of border wall prototypes later this summer. The test projects will begin near San Diego, California. ~ BOB PRICE (breitbart.com)

CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello said his agency will issue contracts to begin building prototypes to between four and eight companies. The companies will each have 30 days to build their section, Fox News  252 more words

See how Trump supporters respond to Starbucks staffers who mocked woman in Trump T-shirt ~ Tré Goins-Phillips (TheBlaze)

More than 50 people, all wearing clothes or carrying items that signified their support for President Donald Trump, piled into a Starbucks in Charlotte, North Carolina, Saturday after the coffee shop’s staff was accused of mocking a customer for wearing a Trump T-shirt. 517 more words

How Facebook Secretly Decides What Counts As Hate Speech

Facebook, like many social media platforms, wants to be a supporter of free expression without being seen as actively encouraging hate speech, threats, or harassment. Internally, Facebook has guidelines on what crosses that threshold, but a new investigation finds that these rules do not always make sense, nor do they tend to protect those who are most likely to be targeted. 1,394 more words

Telecom & Technology

D.C. Offers Gender-Neutral Driver’s Licenses at Odds with Federal Law. (judicialwatch.org)

The famously corrupt local government surrounding the nation’s capital is offering gender-neutral driver’s licenses, even though it violates federal law. Beginning next week residents in Washington D.C. 621 more words

When non-discrimination is discriminatory: A Comment on the Maltese Marriage Equality Bill

This blog post is by Justin Borg-Barthet. It was originally posted on ‘Manuel Delia’s notes’, a Maltese political blog. It is re-posted here (with minor amendments) with kind permission. 827 more words

Human Rights