Bill now faces bruising passage through the House of Lords before almost certainly becoming law this year.
Members of Parliament have overwhelming endorsed historic legislation that will give gay couples the equal right to marry.
Almost half a century after homosexuality was legalised in Britain the House of Commons voted by a majority of 400 to 175 to redefine marriage and make it available to all.
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The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.
A new body is needed to assess existing and alternative drugs policies, and could be partly funded by assets seized from dealers, campaigners have said.
The UK Drug Policy Commission said billions of pounds a year were spent tackling drug problems, “without always knowing what difference it makes”.
The commission argues that much of the £3bn spent each year on tackling illicit drugs is wasted…
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also see: « i-thorts’ i-Views: Should Drugs and Prostitution Be Illegal? »
I believe there’s only one thing that matters in this world: Education. Education. Education.
And education is at its best when it is free… and publicly provided to all.
It is so vital in preparing the youth of all nations… in the foundation of a liberty-loving people with an interest in free world government
… that higher education
is also free to ALL.
(As hackers and geeks are fond of pointing out: All information should be ‘freely available to all’ – and that should include the best education attainable.)
“There needs to be a focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace and prosperity for all. For the welfare of the whole world and the new world order.”
Back when I was at school my brother, Ron, bought me an SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera with money he got for injuring his back. That was the start of my love affair with photography.
I adore good photographs. So when I was old enough to appreciate that photography was all about the size of the negative, I began looking for a ‘medium doesn’t camera. The problem was, price. I didn’t have £500 to spare.
instant thorts: Age of Concern.
Age of Consent or Age of Concern?
Back on 22 August (2012), I wrote a post about the age of consent. I explained that my almost sixteen-year-old had told she’d read across Google that the age of consent was being dropped to 14. I quickly ‘Googled it’ and found all sorts of info. Some good, some not so good. It didn’t take me long to find a reliable source: On February 16th of 2007 the Telegraph ran this headline: