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Journalist sues University of Central Florida for docs on publication of flawed parenting study

Posted on: April 16th, 2013 by Sofia Resnick No Comments

In a quest for more answers surrounding the swift publication of sociologist Mark Regnerus’ paper on the controversial “New Family Structures Study” in the sociology journal Social Science Research, independent journalist John Becker filed a lawsuit Monday, seeking access to public records from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where the sociology journal is housed and where the journal’s editor, James Wright, serves on the faculty. The suit alleges that the state school has violated the state’s public records law by failing to produce documents related to the study’s publication. (more…)

While King Street Patriots worries over election integrity, its lawyers hope to open the door to corporate influence behind the scenes

Posted on: October 3rd, 2011 by Patrick Michels 2 Comments

King Street PatriotsCatherine Engelbrecht is just a suburban Houston soccer mom, an accidental activist with a cowboy hat and a dream to help get America back on track. That’s the story in a year’s worth of nationwide media hype, and in her legal defense against a suit from the Texas Democratic Party. (more…)

Maryland Democrat Burns aligning with NOM, FRC to fight marriage-equality bill

Posted on: September 30th, 2011 by Sofia Resnick 4 Comments

Image by: Matt MahurinMaryland House Del. Emmett C. Burns (D-Baltimore County) is moving forward with a strategy to defeat same-sex-marriage legislation that involves partnering with a conservative policy group and raising money in poor black communities. (more…)

Ohio GOP lawmakers pushing anti-labor bill collecting perks, benefits they decry in unions

Posted on: September 30th, 2011 by The American Independent 2 Comments

To hear Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder (R) tell it, he and his colleagues in the Ohio General Assembly are nearly in the poor house.

“I know a lot of people in my caucus who are frankly underpaid,” he said in June, after his caucus led the charge in ramming a bill through the Legislature that strips nearly all Ohio public employees of their collective bargaining rights. (more…)

Women’s health advocates blast proposed GOP spending bill that would kill family-planning funding

Posted on: September 30th, 2011 by Sofia Resnick 3 Comments

The same week that anti-abortion-rights advocates and Catholic colleges pushed the Obama administration to repeal a recent decision to include contraception in a list of fully-covered preventive health-care services, House Republicans unveiled a proposed spending plan for 2012 that could leave many women without access to reproductive-health services, reproductive-rights advocates say. (more…)

Supporters of same-sex marriage ban in Minnesota have vastly outspent opponents

Posted on: September 29th, 2011 by The American Independent 2 Comments

Image by Matt MahurinMinnesota for Marriage, a coalition working to convince Minnesotans to vote for a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, has hit the media saying that their group are “underdogs” in the marriage amendment battle and that they will be greatly outspent. (more…)

Heroic Media using Google to divert abortion-seekers, violating the search engine’s policy

Posted on: September 29th, 2011 by Sofia Resnick 1 Comment

Image by: Matt MahurinAnti-abortion-rights media group Heroic Media recently launched a new online strategy that violates Google policy.

The Texas-based organization — best known for erecting controversial billboards with phrases such as, “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb” – re-designed its website in late July, launching a new method of deterring women from getting abortions. (more…)

Ohio public safety workers fear anti-labor law will lead to depleted staffs, equipment

Posted on: September 28th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Flickr/Tony WebsterIn his party’s push to curb collective bargaining rights among public employees in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) let police and firefighters off the hook after they endorsed his gubernatorial campaign. It’s a different story in Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich and state Republicans have paid no such favors. (more…)