Friday, 8 November 2013

Keeping it in the family - Political news from around the world

Senate passes bill to ban discrimination against gay workers - (Reuters) - The Democratic-led Senate, reflecting a major shift in the past decade in public opinion, passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to outlaw discrimination against gay workers. But the measure faces an uphill struggle in the Republican-led House of Representatives.
Court Orders Asylum for Persecuted Gays - (Der Spiegel) - An EU court ruled Thursday that gays and lesbians persecuted in other countries have the right to asylum in Europe, as long as they fulfill certain conditions. The decision came in a case involving three African men seeking safe haven in the Netherlands.

All In The Family: Jimmy Carter's Grandson Runs For Governor - Jason Carter, the grandson of the 39th president, launched his campaign for Georgia's top job Thursday. He joins a handful of other relatives of past presidents and vice presidents who will be on ballots around the country in 2014.
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