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Marriage Matters In December

Marriage Matters In December

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | December brought a burst of activity on the marriage equality front, adding some new countries to the list of those that either now or soon will provide full rights to same-sex couples, but also possibly removing one nation from the list. The Constitutional Court of Austria made the first move on […]

At Ugly Xenophobic Moment, Moore Swings Way Too Hard

At Ugly Xenophobic Moment, Moore Swings Way Too Hard

BY STEVE ERICKSON | I feel guilty for criticizing Michael Moore and his latest documentary “Where to Invade Next” for an excess of xenophilia, especially at this ugly moment in American politics. But I’ve long been annoyed by his tendency to romanticize Canada and Europe. In “Sicko,” his gushing over all the social services provided by […]

European Court Orders Italy to Create Same-Sex Partnerships    

European Court Orders Italy to Create Same-Sex Partnerships    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A seven-judge chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has ruled that Italy’s failure to adopt a legal structure for same-sex relationships, such as a civil union or registered partnership similar to those in Austria and Germany, violates Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection […]