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Bolt Case Triggers Free Speech Debate
News Limited op-ed writer Andrew Bolt has been in court this week defending himself against claims blogs he penned contravene racial discrimination laws. The court case centres on two blog posts written by Bolt - ‘White Fellas in the Black’ and ‘White is the New Black’ - in which he suggests that some people’s claim of Aboriginal identity is motivated by self-interest. Nine applicants…
New Yorker unafraid of gay marriage
The New Yorker is speaking up about gay marriage after the back and forth appeals in California about Proposition 8, the state’s referendum on same-sex marriage.
In the small window between the decision to allow gay marriage on 4th of August and a federal judge Vaugh Walker’s ruling that it was unconstitutional, several same-sex couples tied the knot. Others are looking to civil unions…
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