Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Indian Supreme Court decriminalizes homosexuality

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/06/18, 11:35 am

In a unanimous decision, India’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a long-standing law that made homosexual relations punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The law, Section 377, held that intercourse between members of the same sex violated the laws of nature. The court ruled that sexual orientation is a “biological phenomenon,” making discrimination on that basis a violation of fundamental rights. It also ruled that Section 377 was used as a weapon to discriminate against gay and lesbian people in India.

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Twitter CEO answers anti-conservative bias charges

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/05/18, 12:04 pm

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before a House committee Wednesday afternoon regarding accusations of bias against conservatives, a charge he denied in prewritten testimony: “Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules.” Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have accused Twitter of “shadow banning” conservatives in its search results.

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Gulf Coast braces for Gordon

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/04/18, 12:59 pm

The National Hurricane Center predicted a life-threatening storm surge along parts of the central Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Gordon approached. The storm is expected to reach hurricane strength and make landfall Tuesday night, dropping as much as 8 inches of rain in some places by late Thursday.

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