Category Archives: Law

Philippines make a move forward on Reproductive Rights – RC Church Displeased

The Philippines recently passed legislation to provide free contraception to poor Filipinos and, as you would expect, the Catholic Church fought it tooth and nail. Over 80% of Filipinos are members of the Roman Catholic Church, but that doesn’t stop overwhelming support … Continue reading

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The Cost of being Anonymous

Deric Lostutter became famous, albeit anonymously, when he led the campaign to bring the Steubenville rapists to justice. As a results of his efforts,  Ma’Lik Richmond (just released) and Trent Mays (with a year left) were imprisoned.  Additionally, three other adults have been … Continue reading

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Did she see it coming?

Two years ago, so called psychic Rose Marks of Florida was charged with fraud after taking over $20 million from author Jude Deveraux and undisclosed amounts from other clients. It took two years, but she has been convicted on all … Continue reading

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The taxman wins again

For a number of years, the government has been trying to help the underage girls forced into celestial marriage to Winston Blackmore of Bountiful fame. Attempts to attack the problem head on have often come up against claims of religious … Continue reading

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Hide your face – go to jail, do not pass Go, do not collect $200

Bill C-309 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (concealment of identity), also known as The Preventing Persons from Concealing Their Identity during Riots and Unlawful Assemblies Act, has completed third reading in the Senate and will soon be signed, sealed, … Continue reading

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Gay Rights and Wrongs

In the US, states are slowly getting on board with the concept that society will not collapse if the restrictions on same sex marriage are lifted.  These restrictions are based almost entirely on religion and the US is very slow … Continue reading

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Rehtaeh Parsons

Almost a repeat of what happened in Steubenville, Ohio, only next door in Halifax. Oh, so similar. A young girl raped and bullied by the people in her school, only in an even more tragic ending, Angel took her own … Continue reading

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Sodom isn’t in Virginia

Sodomy laws are not as simple as one would think. Under the Common Law, sodomy consisted of anal intercourse. Traditionally courts and statutes referred to it as a “crime against nature” or as copulation “against the order of nature.” In … Continue reading

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Steubenville verdict – guilty with a twist of shame

I wrote about the rape by the young football players in Steubenville before, and now the trial is over. The boys were found guilty, but the girl was shamed during the trial and later by the media. Here are more … Continue reading

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Abortion Restrictions and International Women’s Day

March  8 is International Women’s Day. One on the most important issues affecting equality for women is reproductive freedom. traditionally women have been regulated to being kept “barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen”. The roles of women as helpers of … Continue reading

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