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2011-04-07 13:34:00

"The President's threat to veto troop funding is inexcusable," says FRC Action's Tony Perkins WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) vowed today to strip language that protects all taxpayers from paying for abortions in the District of Columbia from the most recent temporary continuing resolution, which also funds the U.S. military for the rest of the year. FRC Action, the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, has...

2011-03-19 00:00:29

LGBT and Ally Sports Stars Lend Support to New GLSEN Campaign to Promote Respect for All in Sports New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 17, 2011 In an effort to make K-12 sports and physical education safer and more inclusive for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and a diverse coalition of athletes, journalists and sports figures today launch Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project...

2011-03-18 16:16:00

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Washington Post-ABC News poll released today reveals yet again that a majority of Americans (53%) now favor marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Read the full Washington Post-ABC poll here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/slim-majority-back-gay-marriage-post-abc-poll-says/2011/03/17/ABhMc7o_print.html The poll is consistent with the results of several other recent surveys. Over the past eighteen months, a series of nationwide...

2011-02-26 00:00:27

Cuba Education Tours is hosting a trip for lesbians, gays and all others seeking to learn about gender and sexual equality in Cuba. Tour dates are May 7 to 15, 2011. Tour participants will meet Cuban activists promoting LGBT rights and join them in rallies and forums against homophobia. The Cuba tour features NGO and museum visits, drag and fashion shows, and social and natural history activities. Blaine, Washington (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011 A first-ever Rainbow Cuba Tour for LGBT...

2011-02-23 16:55:00

Documentary exposes the dangers, health risks and exploitation of egg donation WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council will host a special public screening this Thursday, February 24 at Noon EST featuring the award-winning documentary "Eggsploitation." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) The infertility industry in the United States has grown to a multi-billion dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs. Young...

2011-02-23 08:15:00

JERUSALEM, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Holocaust era restitution project was announced today to identify the victims whose assets were confiscated by the Nazis. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110223/CG51872-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110223/CG51872LOGO-f) An initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), with the support of the Government of Israel, Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce - Project HEART -- aims to provide the tools,...

2011-02-11 16:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council praised today the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee for passing H.R. 358, the Protect Life Act, sponsored by Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA). This bill removes abortion funding from President Obama's 2010 health care law, the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This bill is the equivalent of the Pitts-Stupak amendment to the 2010 law, which would have kept...

2011-02-07 08:27:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of a new Harris Poll are something of a paradox. When asked separately about seven of the most important bills that were passed by the last Congress, including those passed in the very productive lame duck session in December, majorities of those who are familiar with them rate each of them "good" rather than "bad". The three most popular bills, rated "good" by the most people who are familiar with them, are the 9/11 First Responders bill...

2011-02-02 17:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council condemned today's failed vote in the U.S. Senate to repeal the 2010 so-called "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) A Quinnipiac University poll released last year found that more than two thirds of Americans (67 percent) oppose government funding of abortion as part of health care reform. According to a recent Gallup/USA Today survey, only 13...

2011-02-02 18:39:59

Concordia study finds link between self acceptance, stress hormones and bullying Young adults who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at far higher risk for severe mental health problems than their heterosexual peers. New research from Concordia University suggests that the stress of being rejected or victimized because of sexual orientation may disrupt hormonal responses in lesbians, gays and bisexuals. Recently published as a doctoral thesis in clinical psychology, this investigation...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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