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State-sanctioned exploitation

Sexuality | Parents in California continue fighting newly approved sex education guidelines in the public schools
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/17/19, 11:58 am

The California State Board of Education voted unanimously last week to approve a controversial new health curriculum framework for schools and health textbooks despite pushback from parents claiming the recommendations expose children to graphic, pornographic, and harmful information.

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Taiwan legislature redefines marriage

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/17/19, 10:50 am

Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday despite voters overwhelmingly asking the government to keep existing marriage laws in place. The law allows same-sex couples to create “exclusive permanent unions” and apply for marriage registration with government agencies. Lawmakers passed the Democratic Progressive Party’s bill, which also extends adoption privileges to same-sex couples, in a 66-27 vote.

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China’s extensive internal spy network

International | Report reveals monitoring in Xinjiang is more detailed than previously known
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/07/19, 02:43 pm

In a mass surveillance effort that tracks personal information and private behavior, Chinese officials are keeping tabs on whether residents in the far west region of Xinjiang socialize with their neighbors or use excessive electricity, Human Rights Watch revealed in a report last week.

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