Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Links

I know, I know - links are generally for Sundays. Since its a holiday though, I get a weekend extension. So, happy Monday reading:

Scottish schools have begun vaccinating girls against HPV, and all 12-15 year old girls attending schools in the UK will be offered the vaccine by next August. The UK has decided to go with the Cervarix vaccine rather than Gardasil, which is used by the majority of vaccination programs.

An initiative aimed at keeping gays and lesbians from becoming adoptive or foster parents will appear on the Arkansas ballot this November. Apparently, keeping heterosexual rights from being shared with gay and lesbian couples is more important to the Arkansas Family Council than making more loving homes available to children in need.

Doris Gibson, the amazing founder of the Purvian news magazine Caretas, has died. You can read about her life and her defiance of the military dictatorship of General Juan Velasco over at the BBC.

A Venice art museum's director apologizes after a security guard forced a Muslim woman to leave the building simply for wearing a niqab.

Until attitudes change about what the role of wives should be, many Japanese women are delaying marriage.

Most Californians oppose Proposition 8, which would ban gay marriage.

In Massachusetts, voters will decide this November whether or not to reinstate a 1913 law that would make it illegal for out-of-state same-sex couples to wed there.

It looks like VP candidate Sarah Palin doesn't support
awarding benefits for same-sex couples after all.

Womanist Musings discusses spankings.

THEFEMTEAM reports that 90,000 children have been deported from the U.S. without a parent or guardian.

Professor, What If...? tells of a horrible company called Fit 2 Wed.

Happy Labor Day! What else are you reading?

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