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Yesterday The Raw Story published an article titled “Texas lawmakers okay law to allow college kids to bring guns on campus.”
The article’s author Stephen C. Webster writes:
Lawmakers in Texas approved a bill on Sunday that will let college kids possess guns on campus so long as they keep them in their vehicles, according to The Associated Press.
The Texas House and Senate previously approved the measure amid a flurry of pro-gun bills the legislature passed earlier this month, but it was not final due to slight differences between each chamber’s version.
A reconciled version of the bill gained final approval on Sunday and Gov. Rick Perry (R), himself an ardent firearms enthusiast, is expected to sign it into law.
On Sunday Human Rights Watch published an article titled “Libya: Seize Chance to Protect Women’s Rights.”
The article reads:
Libyan authorities should seize a historic opportunity to promote and protect women’s rights as the country transitions from four decades of dictatorship, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
The parliament, government, and other bodies should ensure that women can participate actively and equally in the drafting of the new constitution and the reform of legislation that affect their lives, Human Rights Watch said.
IN OTHER NEWS
Sunday Queerty published an article titled “New York Anti-Violence Project Announces Community Wellness Events In Wake Of 9th Attack In May.”
The article’s author Stacy Lambe writes:
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is launching Friday Safety Night and Community Wellness/Speak Out events in the wake of the ninth anti-gay attack in the month of May.
On Saturday, the New Civil Rights Movement Blog reported that LGBTQ activist and member of Queer Rising Eugene Lovendusky was attacked on May 24th in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. A group of 9 to 10 men shouted anti-gay slurs and punched Lovendusky in the jaw.
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