“SUPPORT for voluntary euthanasia is on the increase in Australia, with a new survey showing 85 per cent of the country is in favour of it.”
“A Galaxy Research poll, released today by Australian Marriage Equality, found 76 per of Coalition voters back a conscience vote.”
“The breakthrough came after the Greens agreed yesterday to drop their demand for changes to the Medicare levy surcharge in return for a government undertaking to boost funding by $165 million over three years for dental services for those on low incomes.”
“Los Angeles, CA — The Williams Institute, a research center on sexual orientation law and public policy at UCLA School of Law, has announced new findings from the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), the longest-running study ever conducted on American lesbian families (now in its 24th year). In an article published today in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the 17-year-old daughters and sons of lesbian mothers were asked about sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and sexual behavior. The paper found that none of the 78 NLLFS adolescents reports having ever been physically or sexually abused by a parent or other caregiver. This contrasts with 26 percent of American adolescents who report parent or caregiver physical abuse and 8.3 percent who report sexual abuse.”
“Radio network Austereo today confirmed it had tried to secure an interview with de Rossi by presenters Hamish and Andy this week, but was told the star’s preference was to speak to a female. Presenter Fifi Box conducted the interview yesterday instead. Austereo public relations manager Chelsea Kelly said the program was not advised of a blanket ban on men. “The word used yesterday to us was ‘preference’ - it was her preference to speak to a woman,” Kelly said. “The reason we were given for that was because her book and the context of her book is about women’s issues and the pressures on women to be thin and it was just a better fit if the interviewer was a woman. “We didn’t have a problem with it. The boys [Hamish and Andy] were quite happy to let Fifi do the interview.” In her book, de Rossi, the wife of US talkshow host Ellen de Generes, details her battle with an eating disorder and her struggle to come to terms with her homosexuality.”
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But of all the candidates, Santorum most skilfully blends the old and new culture wars, values rhetoric with economic logic, arguing against “radical individualism” and declaring that only strong families can make strong economies.
“The family is the foundation of an effectively functioning civil society. Strong families are grounded in a code of conduct, morality, (and) values. This is not a place for government to be neutral.”