Global Quickies: Marriage Equality Around the World, Transgender Rights in Norway, and an Alt Med Doctor Running the Show in Tasmania

Since we’re celebrating yesterday’s good, here’s a very nice video of how marriage equality has been gaining ground around the world in the past 15 years.

“A volley of terror attacks has struck across three continents, leaving dozens dead in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, just days after the militant group Islamic State issued a call to arms for the holy month of Ramadan.”

AUSTRALIA (From Jack99)
Doctors in Tasmania say they cannot work with the newly appointed interim chief executive of the Tasmanian Health Services because she runs an alternative medicine clinic.

“An Islamic court has sentenced nine people to death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad in the northern Nigerian city of Kano.”

“Health and social services minister Bernard Haufiku has urged the community to stay away from “self-styled prophets and healers” who claim that they can cure HIV-AIDS.

“More than 200 abortion activists have issued an extraordinary challenge to the justice system by declaring that they have broken the criminal law on assisting an abortion in Northern Ireland.”

NORWAY (Via Veronica)
“Norway’s government proposed on Thursday that children as young as seven should be allowed to change their legal gender with parental support, among the lowest ages in the world for transgender rights.”

“A Spanish village with a name that translates to “Camp Kill Jews” has finally officially changed its name to Castrillo Mota de Judios, or “Jews’ Hill Camp.”

A comedian has received death threats for mocking ISIS on his sketch show.


Featured image: Screen grab from this video


Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniela has finally decided to abdicate her post as an armchair skeptic and start doing some skeptical activism. She is currently living in Spain after having lived in the US, Brazil and Italy. You can also find her blogging in Spanish at esceptica.org.

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  1. Southern Africa’s situation wrt: AIDS is ripe for apocalyptic thinking, so of course they’ll have a lot of false prophets.

    w00t Tasmanian doctors! I mean, not for having to work with a fraud, but for telling everyone “Sorry, we don’t work with frauds.”

    Daesh is killing people for not fasting during Ramadan, then encouraging them to press the offensive during Ramadan.

    Interesting bit of damnatio memoriæ out of Spain, while we have the Confederate flag issue here.

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