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Historic Win for Transgender People in Norway

The lack of legal rights for transgender people in Norway was brought up in our parliament by the Socialist Party back in 2000. In May this year, after 16 years of lobbying and hard work by a lot of people, a new law finally passed that allows any people the right to define their own legal gender. The law came into effect on July 1st.

On the 30th of May Proposition 74L (2015–2016) passed with 79 votes against 13. The law grants any person over the age of 16 the right to determine their own legal gender, though still limited to female or male. Children between the age of 6 and 16 will also be able to change legal gender with parental consent.

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The Other Sit-In

Last night, people around the US were captivated by what was happening on C-SPAN. I never thought that’s a sentence I’d say. C-SPAN wasn’t running programming as normal, however. It …

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How to Help the LGBT Community in Orlando

At  Skepchick, our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the horrific shooting in Orlando. As the death count climbs to 50 (which means this would potentially be …

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College Students Being Boss

It’s not exactly news that rape and sexual assault are problems on college campuses, or that many if not most college campuses have a long way to go in terms …

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Kesha’s Instagram

This is just a very quick update on the ongoing story of musician Kesha who was allegedly raped by her music producer. She has been fighting a legal battle to …

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Stop Panicking: There Isn’t a 98% Chance of a President Trump Future

The internet has been all abuzz about the results of a statistical model created by political scientist Helmut Norpoth that says that Trump has a 98%* chance of winning the …

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CNN #DemDebate Liveblog: Election Boogaloo

The CNN Democratic Debate is tonight! Bernie Sanders & Hillary Clinton are going head to head, as we drudge into the next round of caucuses and primaries. In a couple weeks time, more …

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#SuperSaturday Results Recap: OK, Now What?

Super Saturday is behind us! Can we stop calling all major voting days “Super” now? Please? Here are the winners: Kansas Republican & Democratic Caucuses Ted Cruz & Bernie Sanders  …

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