Briggitte Suastegui

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Dog Owners Say Their Canine Pals Make Them a Better Person

Between the early morning walks, the chewed-up furniture, and the trips to the vet, dog parenting is hard work. But at the end of the day, the payoff …

Pets

International law 'requires' marriage equality, human rights commissioner says

Edward Santow says ‘principles of non-discrimination and equality before the law demand that civil marriage be extended beyond heterosexual couples’<p>An international legal consensus is emerging that will demand marriage equality be extended beyond heterosexual couples, according to Australian human …

LGBTQI

LAPD will not help deport immigrants under Trump, chief says

Los Angeles Police Chief<p>Charlie Becksaid Monday that he has no plans to change theLAPD’s stance on immigration enforcement, despite President-electDonald Trump’s pledge to toughen federal immigration laws and deport millions of people upon taking office.<p>For decades, the LAPD has distanced itself …

Irish Legalize Gay Marriage by Big Margin

<b>Dublin:</b> Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic …

Why Don’t We Build Statues for Our War Heroes Anymore?

War memorial statues and monuments proliferated after the Civil War and World War I, but except after 9/11, the practice is in decline. What does …

How to convince anyone to change their mind on a divisive issue in just 22 minutes — with science*

<i>*Update 5/29: The study has been officially retracted from Science.</i><p>Sometimes it seems we live in a society that's so divided — on social issues especially — that we could never end up on the same page.<p>Take same-sex marriage. Proponents say that same-sex couples should have the same relationship …

LGBTQI

The funniest lines in President Obama’s White House correspondents’ dinner speech

<i>President Obama took the stage for about 20 minutes on Saturday night for his annual roast — he zinged everything from Ted Cruz to CNN to Joe Biden’s massages. Here were some of the highlights:</i><p>— “Welcome to the fourth quarter of my presidency…The fact is I feel more loose and relaxed than ever. …

Comedy

Cecily Strong’s harshest burns in her White House correspondents’ dinner speech

<i>“Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong took the stage at the White House correspondents’ dinner, taking digs at the media; Aaron Schock; NBC; Fox News; the Secret Service; and of course, the president. Here were some of her harshest burns:</i><p>– To President Obama: “Your hair is so white now it …

Comedy

Black people are not here to teach you: What so many white Americans just can’t grasp

Condemning racism is easy. Being a true ally in the fight against white supremacy requires time and research<p><i>[People of color] are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The</i> …

Feminism

Ferguson's ugly, racist emails released - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> The racist and offensive emails that resulted in three Ferguson, Missouri, city employees either resigning or being fired have been released.<p>The exchanges between the city's top court clerk and two police officers were discovered during a U.S. Justice Department investigation of racial …

Justice