- Making News: Supreme Court of Canada Rules Parliament Can Allow Gay Marriage
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that same-sex marriages are allowed under the Constitution. It did not rule that they are required. That leaves the matter up to a vote of the Parliament. John Ibbitson, political affairs columnist for Canada-s Globe and Mail, says the judgment paves the way for Canada's Parliament to nationalize what is already legal in six of 10 provinces.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Abstinence Education under Fire
To cope with teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, the Bush administration has shifted federal emphasis from sex education to sexual abstinence. Now, social conservatives are up in arms over a Congressional study claiming that abstinence programs feature information that-s scientifically and medically inaccurate. The subject of their criticism is Henry Waxman, Democratic Congressman from Los Angeles.
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