Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Hurricane Willa closing in on Mexico

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/23/18, 10:37 am

Authorities in Mexico are rushing to set up shelters and evacuate people in low-lying areas as Hurricane Willa approaches the Pacific coastline. Forecasters expect the hurricane to weaken from a Category 4 to a Category 3 before it makes landfall Tuesday afternoon. About 8,000 people are evacuating a 140-mile stretch of coastline dotted with high-rise hotels and fishing villages from the resort city of Mazatlán to San Blas. Early Tuesday the storm was centered 150 miles off the coast.

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White House pushes for biological definition of ‘sex’

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/22/18, 12:16 pm

A New York Times report Sunday cited a memo from the Trump administration that attempts to establish a legal definition of “sex” based on biology, not gender identity, under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. The Times article warned that the move by the Department of Health and Human Services would define transgender people “out of existence,” which sparked a firestorm of angry responses from LGBT activists.

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A flimsy marriage alternative

Family | Britain extends civil partnerships to heterosexual couples
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/19/18, 04:27 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this month said she would introduce legislation to allow civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples. The announcement followed a ruling by the United Kingdom’s highest court this summer that current policy unlawfully discriminates by allowing marriage or civil partnerships for same-sex couples but only marriage for opposite-sex couples.

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