Stephen Luke Carletti

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Forget Marriage Equality; Israeli Gays Want Surrogacy Rights

Why having babies is the key to acceptance in a country waging a demographic war.<p>A refugee lawyer, a transgender specialist, and six other people sit in a circle in an empty classroom on the second floor of Tel Aviv's Gay Center. They are here for the inauguration of Israel's first-ever LGBT legal …

Jeremy Irons claims gay marriage laws could lead to a father marrying his son

Jeremy Irons, the Oscar-winning actor, has provoked outrage by suggesting that same sex marriage laws could allow fathers to marry their sons to avoid paying inheritance tax.<p>He also expressed fears that the battle for equal rights could “debase” marital law.<p>The 64-year-old said he “doesn’t have a …

Saudi Arabian paralysis sentence 'grotesque', says Foreign Office

The reported sentencing to paralysis for a Saudi man for a crime he committed as a 14-year-old has been condemned as "grotesque" by the Foreign …

Facebook unveils 'Home,' a family of apps for your Android phone

The social network dials up a new way to hook people on its mobile-phone software. And HTC will release the first phone with Home pre-installed.<p>Facebook unveiled a new "Home" on Android at a press event at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters today -- a family of apps meant to keep mobile audiences …

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52% of America Wants to Legalize Weed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More than five months after two states voted to legalize marijuana — and as a host of other states …

'Facebook Phone' Unveiled by Mark Zuckerberg

Cut salt, add potassium, live longer, researchers say

But the Salt Institute begs to differ.<p>If people cut their salt intake and increased their intake of potassium by eating more fruits and vegetables, millions of lives around the world could be saved every year, says research out today.<p>These dietary changes would lower people's blood pressure, which …

Pope Francis: Women are 'fundamental' to church

Pope Francis emphasized the importance of women in Catholic homes and churches in a speech Wednesday, but did not suggest they should be …