US Supreme Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Bans Nationwide

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Bans Nationwide

In the mid-morning hours on Friday 24 June 2015, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) declared unequivocally in its 5–4 ruling over Obergfell v. Hodges that marriage is a Constitutionally protected right. The case comes from four states—Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee—where 14 same-sex couples and two men with now-deceased partners sought the right to marry or have their otherwise-lawful marriage recognized. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, said: […]

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Swiss Pirate Party Elects Co-Presidents, Passes Resolutions Regarding Upcoming Votes

Swiss Pirate Party Elects Co-Presidents, Passes Resolutions Regarding Upcoming Votes

On Saturday, 21st of March, 2015, Pirate Party Switzerland elected two co-presidents for the first time! The General Assembly elected Guillaume Saouli and Stephan Thöni to replace outgoing President Alexis Roussel. Stephan Thöni is from the  canton of Zug. He is a 29-year–old IT developer and student rights activist; Guillaume Saouli, 44, is a contractor in Geneva. They will divide the tasks of supporting regional sections […]

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Limiting Liberty: How Governments Capitalize on Tragedy

Limiting Liberty: How Governments Capitalize on Tragedy

Around the world, tragedy has been capitalized upon in order to curtail civil liberties. From the attacks on 9/11, the London Metro bombings, to shooting incidents like the George Zimmermann case and the Sandy Hook shooting. Mass media and legislators have attempted to use appeals to emotion in order to curtail civil liberties. In this text I will focus mostly on freedoms and the situation […]

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