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  1. -01-10-06 Bush Administration Opposes Protection of Cultural Diversity (USA Today)
      "Delegates at the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday began debating a convention to protect 'cultural diversity' which is expected to be approved by the body's General Assembly on Thursday despite opposition from the United States."

      "Supporters of the convention say that once ratified it would have legal weight in negotiations at the World Trade Organisation over such issues as cinema, publishing and the Internet." 01-06

  2. -03-02-06 Cohabitation Laws Still on the Books (CBS News)
      "There are some 144,000 unmarried couples living together in North Carolina, and they are all breaking the law - a statute that has been on the books since 1805." 03-06

  3. -04-10-06 Students Sue for Support to Not Tolerate (LATimes)
      "The religious right aims to overturn a broad range of common tolerance programs: diversity training that promotes acceptance of gays and lesbians, speech codes that ban harsh words against homosexuality, anti-discrimination policies that require college clubs to open their membership to all."

      "Legal analysts agree that the ministry, as a private organization, has every right to exclude gays; the Supreme Court affirmed that principle in a case involving the Boy Scouts in 2000. At issue is whether the university must grant official recognition to a student group that discriminates." 04-06

  4. -05-03-06 Vice-President's Daughter Speaks Out About Being Republican and Lesbian (ABC News)
      "Mary Cheney discussed the campaign, her feelings about President Bush, life with her partner of 14 years, and what it was like to come out as gay to her parents." 05-06

  5. -11-09-06 Landscaping Business Rejected from Association for Refusing Services (MSNBC News)
      "Farber’s e-mail reached the Harrisburg, Pa., offices of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, which said that the Farbers were misrepresenting themselves as current members of the group and no longer belong."

      " 'It has come to our attention that a former member has declined a professional engagement on the grounds of the prospective clients’ sexual orientation. This conduct does not conform to the policy and practice of APLD,' the organization said." 11-06

  6. -11-23-06 Sharpton: Richards' Apology Not Enough (CNN News)
      "IThe Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday he refused to accept an apology from actor Michael Richards, who spouted a racist rant at a comedy club last week." 11-06

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