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TIME’s Epic Distortion of the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

Tomorrow, TIME Magazine will treat newsstand customers everywhere to one of the most rank propaganda plays of the Afghanistan War.

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Overturning California gay-marriage ban pushes issue closer to Supreme Court

In landmark ruling, federal judge affirms right to wed is protected by U.S. Constitution

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Guarded Lives in Cameroon

A recent decision by the UK Supreme Court found that a gay man would "face a well-founded fear of persecution" if he returned to Cameroon.

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Kenya's churches unite against draft constitution

Kenya's Christian churches have unified against a proposed new constitution for the east African powerhouse, saying it will offer abortion on demand and give Muslims special rights.

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Israeli Women Pray For Religious Rights

Once a month, just after dawn, dozens of women gather at the Western Wall to protest Orthodox Jewish insistence that women of non-orthodox faith must pray by Orthodox rules instead of the more liberal rules of Conservative and Reform Jews.

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"Freedom:" The Right of Religious Fundamentalists to Discriminate Against Everyone Else

Conscience clauses. They practically have the term “slippery slope” built right into their definition.

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Legal support for embattled wives

Bahraini women are losing battles incourt due to a lack of awareness of their rights, according to a leading socialworker.

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Miss Landmine Cambodia Pageant: Provocative Art or Pejorative ‘Project’?

FRIDAY FILE: Did Miss Landmine Cambodia – a beauty pageant for women who lost limbs in landmine explosions – mock, exploit and unjustly sexualize women with disabilities there?

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Women Don’t Need to Accept Polygamy - Activists

MANAMA, Jul 22, 2010 (IPS) - In her 30s, Muza has been married for years but has managed to remain financially independent. In fact, she was even able to help build the home she has with her husband, using the money she earned as a teacher.

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Pakistan: Exploit Trans People, Collect More Taxes?

The New York Times reported last week on the ghastly inefficient taxation system in Pakistan, where less than two percent of the population pays income tax – least especially the wealthiest. Pakistan has the lowest rate of tax collection in the world.

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