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Here's What Happened When Antigay Photographers Took Their Case to the Supreme Court

With gay marriage legal in 17 states, same-sex couples face a new series of court battles as business owners across the country attempt to invoke religious freedom as a basis for discrimination. Which is why advocates are cheering the latest victoryalbeit a muted one: The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday not to review the appeal in a highly publicized case of a New Mexico photography studio …

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At border Mass, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

CNS Story: BORDER-MASS Apr-1-2014 (530 words) With photos. xxxn

At border Mass, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service

NOGALES, Ariz. (CNS) — With the backdrop a few feet away of the rusted iron slats of the 30-foot wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and a dozen other bishops from three countries prayed April 1 for compassion and for a return to ideals that welcome immigrants.

More than 300 people formed the outdoor congregation on the U.S. side of the border and hundreds more participated on the Mexico side, receiving Communion pressed into hands that stretched between the slats, illustrating that, as one teenage member of the choir put it, “we are all one community — we are all bilingual and bicultural.”

“We have lost a sense of responsibility for our brothers and sisters,” Pope Francis said. “We have fallen into the hypocrisy of the priest and the Levite whom Jesus described in the parable of the good Samaritan.”

Cardinal O’Malley quoted Pope Francis further: “The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people.”

The Mass at the intersection of International Street and Nelson capped a two-day experience of the border region for bishops from as far away as Atlanta and Guatemala. Beginning with a Mass the day before at San Xavier del Bac Mission outside Tucson, which dates from when the entire region was part of Mexico, the bishops then walked along rough desert paths used by migrants.

Crawling under strands of barbed wire, scrunching low to walk through a culvert beneath a road, dodging cactus and sticker bushes, the group came upon empty water bottles, backpacks and other belongings abandoned by the migrants who cross the hilly, rocky terrain as they try to get past the various security measures and agents used by the Border Patrol to try to stop illegal immigration.

Then the group met with the Border Patrol at their regional headquarters, before crossing into Mexico to serve dinner at a church-sponsored “comedor,” or soup kitchen. The “comedor” serves people who have been deported or who are figuring out whether they want to try to sneak into the United States.

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Bombardier Delivers First Global 6000 Aircraft to Mexico-Based Operator

MONTRAL, QUBEC–(Marketwired – March 25, 2014) –

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Bombardier’s Global aircraft family celebrated a significant milestone with the entry-into-service of its first Global 6000 business jet to be operated from Mexico. The aircraft was delivered to Aero Angeles S.A de C.V., an aircraft operator based in Mexico, during a special ceremony at Bombardier Aerospace’s facility in Montral.

“We are delighted to see the first Global 6000 jet to enter service in Mexico,” said Stphane Leroy, Regional Vice President, Sales, Latin America, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Global 6000 aircraft has a solid reputation in the industry and is the clear leader in its segment, offering a unique combination of performance, range and cabin comfort. This aircraft provides the world’s leading companies with the ultimate business tool to make most out of their business missions.”

“Mexico and Latin America are key markets for Bombardier and we are proud to see our leading fleet of business jets grow even further,” he added.

Over the next 20 years, Bombardier forecasts over 2,300 business jet deliveries for the overall business aviation industry in Latin America. The demand, driven by economic growth, globalization and the increase in the number of billionaires in those markets, is expected to rise even further. With the industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio and a commitment to leadership in customer satisfaction, Bombardier continues to grow its leadership position in the business aviation industry. From light jets to large, ultra long-range aircraft, Bombardier offers a solution to all customers, whatever their requirements may be.

Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 jet’s unrivalled cabin size and levels of comfort combined with an optional stand-up shower and the Bombardier Vision flight deck means no other purpose-built business jet comes close in terms of high-speed range capability and traveler comfort. Offering the ultimate in technology, this intrepid jet can link Toluca with Paris, non-stop, with six passengers and three to four crew*.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montral, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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PHOTOS: Another successful Israeli Apartheid Week! | UNM …

This years Israeli Apartheid Week at the University of New Mexico which landed on March 10th- March 15th was another success! We hosted a day full of films, a teach-in with allies on Border Militarization, a Mock Checkpoint, and held a boycott SodaStream action! We had amazing responses, fruitful conversations, and did amazing networking.

We thank everybody who came and participated in this years Israeli Apartheid Week! We will continue to host future events and actions. If you would like to get involved, be sure to e-mail unmsjp@gmail.com.

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La Carpa Guadalupe: Contemporary art under the big top

While the CAM Perennial focuses on the community that made the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center what it is today, GCACs La Carpa Guadalupe takes cues from the Mexican-American tent shows that popped up in parking lots, city limits outskirts and fields across Texas, New Mexico and Colorado in the early 1900s and throughout the Depression, including plenty here on the West Side. Typically family-run, these traveling spectacles offered old-school escapism via vaudevillian routines, acrobatics, operettas and even political commentary in the form of comedic sketches and satirical poems.

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INSIGHT-Another Bush run for the White House? Jeb may be up for it

His itinerary for the next several weeks includes stops in Tennessee, New Mexico and Nevada to appear with Republican candidates in this fall’s elections or help them raise money for their campaigns. And then he speaks at a dinner ahead of a Republican Jewish Coalition meeting featuring several potential Republican presidential contenders at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel is owned by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who gave over $100 million to Republican candidates in 2012.

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Hanan Ashrawi calls for end of honor killings in Mideast

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 23 (UPI) — A Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member called for immediate approval of a law that would institute harsher sentences for honor killings.

Hanan Ashrawi’s statement, which was released Saturday, followed the alleged killing of a 15-year-old girl by her father and a 17-year-old girl by her brother, Palestinian News Agency WAFA reported.

She called for implementing the maximum penalties against those who kill women.

Ashrawi said 28 women were killed in 2013 due to the lack of protective legislation and legal accountability.

She also called on governmental officials and grassroots organizations to eradicate the use of the term “honor killing.”

“Considering femicide crimes as family honor killings (or as motivated to maintain the family honor) helps protect femicide criminals and even induces them to perpetrate more crimes against women. It also helps criminals to escape punishment and disclaim responsibility to face this crime,” she said.

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Oregon will not defend state ban on gay marriage

The decision by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum makes Oregon the third state in the past month to cease defense in federal court of gay marriage bans, after Nevada and Virginia, as activists fight for legalization across the United States.

“The law in this area is developing, and it is now clear that there is no rational basis for Oregon to refuse to honor the commitments made by same-sex couples in the same way it honors the commitments of opposite-sex couples,” Rosenblum, a Democrat, said in announcing the move.

But it will not result in immediate legalization of gay marriage in Democratic-dominated Oregon, where a 2004 voter-approved amendment to the state constitution banned same-sex nuptials. While Oregon law bans same-sex marriages in the state, it does allow domestic partnerships and since October has recognized the marriages of same-sex couples wed elsewhere.

Opponents of gay marriage said they were disappointed with Rosenblum’s move.

Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, said Rosenblum “is shamefully abandoning her constitutional duty to defend the marriage amendment overwhelmingly enacted by the people of Oregon” and “She swore an oath of office that she would enforce all the laws, not just those she personally agrees with.”

In all, 17 states and the District of Columbia recognize gay marriage in a trend that has gained momentum since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that legally married same-sex couples nationwide are eligible for federal benefits. The court struck down part of the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Since mid-December, prohibitions on same-sex marriage have been ruled unconstitutional in New Mexico, Utah and Virginia by federal judges. The Utah and Virginia decisions have been stayed pending appeal.

Oregon gay marriage backers had planned to put a repeal of the state ban before voters in November, but said they will hold the 160,000 signatures they have gathered pending the outcome of the court case.

“Now that we have done the hard work of assuring a place on the ballot and moving public opinion, we have the ability to wait for the courts to do the right thing,” Oregon United for Marriage campaign manager Mike Marshall said in a statement.

(Reporting By Jonathan Kaminsky in Olympia, Washington; Writing by Cynthia Johnston; Editing by Amanda Kwan and Grant McCool)

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Same-sex couples challenge Colorado ban on gay marriage

DENVER – Nine same-sex couples filed suit on Wednesday challenging Colorado’s ban on gay marriage, following a recent string of court decisions striking down similar restrictions in New Mexico, Utah and Virginia.

The lawsuit, filed in state court in Denver, says a 2006 voter-passed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as exclusively “a union of one man and one woman” violates U.S. constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process.

The suit also takes aim at a civil unions law enacted by the Democratic-controlled state Legislature last year, saying it fails to grant gay and lesbian couples legal status equal to heterosexual couples.

“Same-sex couples in Colorado are relegated to a second-class level of citizenship that denies their relationships the full panoply of rights enjoyed by married opposite-sex couples,” the lawsuit said.

“Even same-sex couples who have been validly married in other states are stripped of their marital status when they enter the state of Colorado,” according to the 24-page complaint.

Five of the couples named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit are unmarried but are in committed relationships and wish to marry. The four others have been legally wed in other states and their marriages have been reduced to civil unions at home in Colorado.

The lawsuit names Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and Denver’s county clerk as defendants.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, a Republican, said his office would defend the gay marriage ban in court, adding, “This is an important issue that the appellate courts will ultimately resolve.”

The case in Colorado, a Democratic-leaning state but which also has a conservative political streak, comes at a time of growing momentum toward legalizing gay marriage in the courts, at the ballot box and in statehouses across the country.

Since mid-December, gay rights activists have won a series of court battles in New Mexico, Utah and Virginia, where prohibitions on same-sex marriage were ruled unconstitutional by federal judges. The Utah and Virginia decisions have been stayed pending appeal.

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MEXICO MARIJUANA LEGALISATION (Left-wing party to push marijuana decriminalisation in Mexico City) – Video



MEXICO MARIJUANA LEGALISATION (Left-wing party to push marijuana decriminalisation in Mexico City)
Leftist congressional members of Mexico's Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) held a news conference in Mexico City on Thursday (February 13) to present…

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