A Culture of Scare Tactics

A journalist’s diatribe labelled, “Reporter gets angry and tells us the REAL news”, went viral and impressed upon its audience the simplistic and increasingly narrow solutions used to solve global problems. It seems that problem solving has yet to evolve at a similar rate to our technological capacity and military prowess.

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Same-sex Adoption: Another Domino Falls

The Supreme Court of the United States has continued to make life for LGBT people in in America much better, much to the chagrin of the Christian Right. Many people had taken their eye off the fight for LGBT equality in the United State because of the legalisation of same-sex marriage in June 2015. As a result of this recent decision, a state-ban on same-sex adoption has been deemed unconstitutional and has resulted in the legalisation of adoption by gay couples in all 50 states. Obergefell v.Hodges set a precedent for treating LGBT people as equal and, although much work is still needed to bring about full equality, the direction of travel is good for the equality movement.

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