- 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.
Supreme Court of Canada on Same-Sex Marriage
Globe and Mail article on Court's decision regarding gay marriage
Harrison's article on administration's distortion of data, real threat of North Korea
NY Times' article on North Korea, disarmament incentives
Sanger's August, 1998 article on North Korea's possible clandestine nuclear reactor
Weekly Standard article on Korea standard for Bush's second term
Department of Health and Human Services' on abstinence education
Rep Waxman's report on federally funded abstinence-only education programs