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Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America : NPR
The latest polls indicate 58 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage. In 1977, that number was 13 percent. One researcher says that jump in support isn't the result of a generational gap — it's that many who once opposed gay marriage have changed their minds or softened their opposition. - gay rights movement championed the individual rights. - many high profile people coming out of closet may have contributed to the "normal" image of gay people and gay relationships. plus high profile hetero people have gay friends and turn into a public ally.
human  rights  minority  sociology  Religion  gayrights  humanrights  gay  rights  liberal  democracy  liberty  gay  marriage  USA  J  S  Mill  gaymarriage  equality  civil  rights  individual  rights  individual  liberty  generational  change  culture  liberalism  LGBT 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Bloomberg To Appeal Halt Of "Arbitrary And Capricious" Decision, Will Fight Valiantly To Curb New York Obesity | Zero Hedge
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-11/judge-halts-bloombergs-sugar-drink-ban-calls-it-illegal We believe @nycHealthy has the legal authority and responsibility to tackle causes of the obesity epidemic, which kills 5,000 NYers a year. >> in the end it is a public health concern. as is smoking. - it drives up hospital bills - which drives up taxation >> liberalism yes, but not to the extent that it financially harms others too.
liberty  USA  J  S  Mill  NY  public  health  policy  western  lifestyle  obesity  epidemic  Michael  Bloomberg  liberalism  public  health 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Irische Abtreibungsdebatte offenbart erzkonservative Strukturen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
dividing between politics/public policy and religion ... still an ongoing debate, but shouldn't be.
J  S  Mill  Ireland  conservative  liberalism  abortion  Religion  Politics 
december 2012 by asterisk2a

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