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July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A student organization sponsored by Planned Parenthood is gaining traction in Amherst, Mass., where pro-abortion students protested a local Wal-Mart store for not filling prescriptions for the emergency contraception pill Plan B, commonly known as a "morning-after pill."The University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass) group Vox: Students for Choice planned the demonstration with assistance from Planned Parenthood, which sponsors similar clubs on about 180 university and college campuses across the United States and one in Mexico.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The superintendent of the California school district involved in a controversial 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling over parental rights has questioned the motives of the parents involved in the case.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An American University-funded student group plans next month to host the ninth annual National Conference on Organized Resistance, a gathering of anarchists and socialists.The Feb. 3-5 conference "seeks to promote organized action amongst participants against the injustices and inequalities that we confront in our daily lives and in the world," according to the National Conference on Organized Resistance (NCOR) website.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Student government officials at the University of Maryland College Park are praising the administration's work to sign an "A-list" band to play on campus, but not all students are pleased with the decision.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Christian psychologist who advocates reparative therapy for homosexuals has been dropped from a prominent health advisory council following a documentary he made about ex-homosexuals. He tells Cybercast News Service that he believes political pressure from homosexual advocacy groups, upset over the film, led to his dismissal.But no one either previously associated with Dr. Warren Throckmorton or opposed to his views is admitting responsibility for working to prevent Throckmorton's selection to the council.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A homosexual advocacy group Monday launched a weeklong celebration of homosexuals in the military in an effort to end the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy."America's lesbian and gay veterans have been on the front lines of every military mobilization and have played an integral role in our national defense since the American Revolution," said C. Dixon Osburn, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN).
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire facing a federal lawsuit over alleged religious discrimination, the president of the state's university system this month will develop a system-wide policy regarding student employees who lead Bible studies on campus.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following contains language that readers might find offensive.)(CNSNews.com) - Supporters of "traditional marriage" gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday to rally against what they see as threats to that institution.Hundreds braved scattered rain showers to hear high-profile speakers argue against homosexual "marriage" and urge the audience to combat other threats to marriage, such as divorce.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Cue the protesters: In what's become an annual rite of spring, an assortment of leftist-activists have launched a weekend full of demonstrations against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, which are holding meetings in Washington, D.C.In past years, the protests have been marked by violence and arrests.A group called the A16DC Collective -- A16DC stands for April 16 in D.C. -- has been holding events in the week leading up to the meetings, with more serious protests planned as the institutions' spring meetings get underway.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
See Video of Protests(CNSNews.com) - An animal rights activist on Wednesday defended PETA's involvement in the killing of an estimated 12,000 animals that had been taken in as strays. But the issue deflected attention away from a PETA demonstration in front of the U.S. Department of Agriculture meant to protest the sale of chicken products.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A committee formed to examine bans on employee-led Bible studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) last week recommended that the university system president allow the bans to continue.In a Jan. 11 report, the committee of administrators and students recommended that University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly allow the university's campuses to ban student employees from leading Bible studies in their university-funded dormitories.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a letter to a conservative, pro-family group, the Internal Revenue Service established this week that homosexual couples filing joint tax returns would be in violation of the law under the federal Defense of Marriage Act.The Defense of Marriage Act, signed by President Clinton in 1996, says the states will not be forced to recognize homosexual marriages and it legally defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - They're still several years away from being able to vote, but a group of children between the ages of 11 and 14 is touring the country to speak on the political issues they consider most pressing. A Phoenix-based liberal political action committee is the organizer of the "Kids for a Stronger America Tour."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - On the sixth anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado that left 15 people dead, gun control activists Wednesday criticized a U.S. House bill that would protect licensed gun dealers who sell the weapons that end up being used in the commission of crimes.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(1st Add: Updates information on the vote in the first and second paragraphs.) (CNSNews.com) - The House of Representatives will vote Wednesday night on a resolution that would urge the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case of Fields vs. Palmdale School District.The resolution was debated on the House floor Wednesday morning and is scheduled for a recorded vote in the evening.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A gun rights group on Wednesday criticized Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich for using his State of the State address to renew his call for a statewide ban on "assault weapons."Blagojevich urged the Illinois General Assembly to pass House Bill 2414, which would ban the manufacture, possession, and delivery of semi-automatic firearms, certain attachments, and the .50 caliber rifle. He is working closely with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley on the bill.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Members of the Abolitionist Action Committee and other anti-death penalty groups plan to rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., beginning June 29 for four days of demonstrations, vigils and fasting.The demonstrations, dubbed "Starvin' for Justice," mark the 32nd anniversary of Furman v. Georgia , the Supreme Court decision that declared the death penalty unconstitutional and the 28th anniversary of Gregg v. Georgia , the verdict that reinstated the death penalty as acceptable punishment.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Internet auction giant eBay plans to implement a "pop-up" notification when "racially derogatory" search terms are entered on the website. EBay will formally announce the change on Wednesday, which the National League of Cities has been pushing.John Pionke, a media relations official with the National League of Cities (NLC), declined to offer specific examples of the derogatory words in question, but explained that the campaign was started about a year ago by a member of the organization.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - After booting a controversial Christian therapist from its advisory council in February, the nation's largest behavioral health services company this week confirmed it had invited him to participate once again.A press release from Magellan Health Services on Wednesday announced that Dr. Warren Throckmorton, a psychologist and counselor who advocates what he calls "heterosexual-affirming therapy," will serve on the company's advisory council.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution that urges the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case of Fields vs. Palmdale School District.The resolution passed by a vote of 320-to-91. Twenty-two representatives did not cast votes, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The resolution urges, but does not require, the Ninth Circuit to rehear the case "en banc," meaning that all judges in the circuit would participate in the ruling.