Prostitution & Professional Domination

 Posted by on January 30, 2013
Jan 302013
 
Prostitution & Professional Domination

In Rhode Island, by an oversight of the criminal code indoor prostitution was legal until just recently;  in Reno Nevada it’s still legal. Next door in California, anyone convicted of prostuitution could face up to one year in prison and $1,000 fine.  Las Vegas and Atlantic City used to be the only places you could […]

Gender and Compromise

 Posted by on November 11, 2012
Nov 112012
 
Gender and Compromise

All-or-nothing…compromise…all-or-nothing…compromise.  So beat the political drum for decades, with both parties electing theirs on all-or-nothing platforms, but most legislation happening as a result of compromise.  But you cannot help but notice that talk of compromise is at an all-time low, at least on the national stage.  In Massachusetts on the other hand, if you look […]

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

 Posted by on September 3, 2012
Sep 032012
 
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

If you’re the type of person who ever thinks about starting your own business, or being a freelancer, or turning your passion or hobby or interest into your career, chances are fairly high that you’re also a risk-taker. Eschewing the traditional “9-5, work for someone else, take home a paycheck and build up a retirement […]

Mar 092011
 

By Aimee Bouchard

On Wednesday February 23, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration would no longer defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.1

The decision not to defend DOMA was in relation to two pending cases Pedersen v. OPM and Windsor v. United States. The argument in both of these cases is that it is an unconstitutional Equal Protection violation for the federal government to designate which marriages it will consider valid.

The Canadian Battle over Polygamy

 Posted by on February 5, 2011
Feb 052011
 

By Aimee Bouchard

Canada is in the midst of a long legal battle addressing the constitutionality of a federal law banning plural marriage. Oral evidence began in the British Columbian Supreme Court in November 2010 and is still ongoing. The main focus of this court case has been a small Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints community in Bountiful, British Columbia.