By: Robert Jones Almost immediately after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, rumors began to circulate to explain his sudden and unusual leave. Though he claimed old age and fatigue as his primary reasons, an anonymous source in an Italian newspaper argued that a 300-page dossier containing details of papal abuse, money fraud, and an “underground gay network” in the [...]
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By: Alex Sileo One of the most talked about social groups this past election cycle was the LGBT demographic. Marriage equality is finally polling around fifty percent nationally and four ballot issues on marriage equality were won in Maine, Maryland, Washington, and Minnesota. Three of these states legalized gay marriage while one ballot initiative stopped the state legislators from adding a [...]
By Cody Knapp On February 7, 2012, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld Chief Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling in Perry v. Brown (formerly Perry v. Schwarzenegger). The Ninth Circuit panel concurred with Walker, holding that California’s Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot initiative and constitutional amendment that revoked the right of gay [...]
By: Alexander Sileo President Barack Obama rode into the White House on a large wave of support unlike anything ever seen before in American politics. His message of hope and change inspired many politically apathetic citizens to support his campaign during the general election against John McCain. His presidency, however, has not been as successful, and numerous drawn out conflicts [...]