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State Sen. C.B. Embry, from Butler County, recently introduced the Kentucky Student Privacy Act, which would make transgender students in public schools use the bathrooms which correspond with their sex assigned at birth. “I just don’t think people of a different biological sex should, children, should be allowed into restrooms who are not the same sex that they are,” Embry said. “I think that’s very upsetting to a number of students and parents.” As someone who has traveled the world from a young age and used many unisex bathrooms, get over yourselves. What Embry thinks […]

If approved, a new draft law from the Shoura Council in Saudi Arabia would set the age of adulthood at 18, requiring women under that age to obtain a court order to marry. The move comes in the wake of recent reports of girls as young as 10 being married off to men in their 70s which sparked a nationwide debate in Saudi courts compelling critics to denounce the practice. They called upon religious and legal authorities in the country to rule against the phenomenon which, they feel, is dangerous to society. The Ministry of […]

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player “We cannot criminalize such a large population of society that engage in casual marijuana use,” the chief said in the radio interview. The topics were wide-ranging — but the chief was largely asked about marijuana use. McClelland made it clear he believes enforcing marijuana laws is wasting time and other valuable resources. “Taxpayers can’t afford to build jails and prisons to lock up everyone that commits a crime,” said McClelland. “We must put more money into crime prevention, treatment, education, job training.” More at 2 Houston.


In a story that sounds like good old-fashioned government-sponsored eugenics, a California doctor is accused of sterilizing female patients illegally. This is the sort of thing that inspired the Nazis and Josef Mengele and was the predecessor of the Holocaust. The California State Auditor criticized federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates after finding numerous illegal surgeries and violations of the state’s informed consent law. Of the 144 inmates who underwent tubal ligations from fiscal years 2005-06 to 2012-13, auditors found nearly one-third were performed without lawful consent, according to the […]

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