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Japan no longer has a ban on dancing because yes, Japan previously had a ban on dancing

In news I never thought I’d write in my lifetime because it’s so Footloose-esque and also I’ve never seen Footloose but I hear it’s about a dancing ban, Japan has

Lane Moore | September 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm

An Illinois Man Was Arrested For Flag Burning, But Is It Actually Illegal?

He posted a picture of himself burning an American flag on Facebook on the Fourth of July.

Karen Fratti | July 7, 2016 - 3:11 pm

8 Countries Where Pride Week Still Couldn’t Happen — And What Would Happen If They Tried

While so many people around the world throw extravagant parties to recognize the LGBTQ community, it’s important to remember that not everyone shares the same freedoms.

Lauren Holter | June 22, 2016 - 7:50 pm

More Than 150 Artists Are Demanding Copyright Reforms For Sites Like YouTube

As we are well aware, laws should adapt and change with the times. In the age of YouTube, there have been a number of lawsuits and discrepancies regarding copyright protections and distribution…

Liz Magee | June 22, 2016 - 2:26 pm

A New Bill In NYC Will Actually Let New Yorkers Identify As Multiracial On Official City Forms

I mean, it’s 2015. This is progress, but it’s also “progress.”

Megan Reynolds | May 12, 2015 - 5:35 pm

New Spanking Law Would Make It Legal For Parents To Leave Kids Black And Blue

Right now, child protection laws in Kansas only allow spankings that don’t leave marks. Democratic State Rep Gail Finney has proposed a bill that would legalize 10 types of hand spankings and smacks…

The Stir | February 21, 2014 - 11:45 am

A New California Law Will Allow Minors To Digitally Remove Online Activity

Let’s hope this will one day extend to apply retrospectively, too… A new piece of California legislature, signed off on by Governor Jerry Brown, has the potential to clear up…

Rachel Krause | September 24, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Boise’s Homeless Population Now Legally Required To Be Nice

Last night, Boise city council passed an ordinance that will force its homeless to be friendlier when asking you for spare change. The new legislation, which goes into effect on…

Ami Angelowicz | September 18, 2013 - 2:00 pm

China Says To Go See Your Parents … Or Else

A lot of parents play the guilt card if you don’t visit enough. You never write! You never call, either! But China will actually fine you or throw you in…

Mary Odell | July 2, 2013 - 10:40 am

5 Things You Need To Know About Texas’ Anti-Abortion Bills––And The “Feminist Army” Fighting Them

If you don’t live in Texas, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of House Bill 60 (HB60) and Senate Bill 5 (SB5), a pair of rabid anti-abortion measures that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 24, 2013 - 1:40 pm

New York Governor Cuomo Looks To Update State’s Abortion Laws

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to update abortion laws in New York by removing restrictions on late term abortions (past 24 weeks), which have previously been available only if…

Sarah Gray | February 19, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Arizona Bill Would Expose Airbrushed Ads

If you’re going to airbrush a woman in an ad, you must include a disclaimer exposing the wrinkle-hiding, curve-thinning lie—at least if an Arizona lawmaker gets her way. The proposed…

Newser | February 17, 2012 - 2:10 pm
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