Stephanie Scanlon

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Colorado school board member recommends “castration” for transgender kids

<b>Delta County School Board Member Katherine Svenson (YouTube)</b><p>“There would have to be castration” in order to pass a transgender students’ rights law, the board member said<p>Katie McDonough<p>November 26, 2013 11:20pm (UTC)<p>A Colorado school board member for the Delta County school district argued during …

Is This the End of One of the World’s Harshest Abortion Laws?

For the first time, two women are battling for Chile’s highest office—and reproductive rights hang in the balance.<p>In July, a harrowing story dominated headlines in Chile: "Belen," an 11-year-old girl from the southern city of Puerto Montt, had been raped and impregnated by her mother's partner—and …

Human rights activists struggle to fight Russia’s anti-gay law

Campaigns against the country’s ban on “gay propaganda” are targeting Olympic sponsors<p>David Crary<p>November 17, 2013 9:20pm (UTC)<p>NEW YORK (AP) — The four-month campaign protesting Russia's ban on "gay propaganda" is entering a new phase, as activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics' top …

Gay rights is getting caught up in the geopolitics of eastern Europe

The battle over gay rights in Russia is getting a lot of attention because of its recently-passed law banning so-called "gay propaganda" and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.<p>But Russia isn't the only country in the region where homosexuality has become the focus of intense debate.<p>"What we are …

Hawaii Senate to take last vote on gay marriage

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Senate is expected to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage on Tuesday, the final step for the state Legislature before sending the special session measure to Gov. Neil Abercrombie.<p>The bill allowing same-sex couples to wed on the islands starting Dec. 2 is expected to pass …

Playing the shame card

House Democrats have a plan to advance a gay rights bill that Speaker John Boehner has already declared dead: shaming Republicans.<p>It’s a strategy that has worked well for Democrats in the past. A campaign to pressure Republicans into reauthorizing an expanded version of the Violence Against Women …