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Same-Sex Marriage: A Legal Overview
From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists
Reviews general Constitutional principles relating to same-sex marriage and the various relevant Supreme Court and Circuit Court decisions affecting it.
Ever been to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee?
How about one of the 102 state parks throughout Michigan?
If you haven't, you should go. And starting May 24, Michigan library patrons can get into Michigan's more than 230 state parks, historic sites, forest campgrounds and recreation areas for free, receive a personalized tour or get a special discount in the museum shop.
The MI Big Green Gym program is merging with the Michigan Activity Pass program, which will continue to offer free admission or other discounts to more than 100 cultural venues throughout the state.
For a list of this year's Michigan Activity Pass venues and their offers, go to http://www.michiganactivitypass.info . This year's program ends May 23. It will renew the next day with the addition of the state historic sites, state parks, recreation areas and state forest campgrounds.
For the full article, see Christina Hall, "Michigan Activity Pass program expands", Detroit Free Press, March 1, 2015.
If you attended a university during the 1950's and 60's you probably bumped into the term "in loco parentis" which was just a fancy-shmancy way of asserting that the school would take the place of your parents while you were on campus.
Under this surrogate parenting doctrine all sorts of rules were imposed on students. Female students, once referred to as co-eds, had to be in their dorm by 10 p.m. on weeknights and, before they turned into a pumpkin, by midnight on the weekends.
A real popular anti-sex rule was enforced on those rare occasion when a male student was allowed in the dorm room of a female friend. You could sit together on the bed but one foot had to remain on the floor.
You can't make this stuff up. Well you know what happened to in loco parentis as the devil-may-care 70's rolled in, but vestiges still remain in the wake of foreign terrorism in countries where university students are studying.
"It's a choppy world," out there, observes Michigan State University President/surrogate mom Lou Anna Simon.
For the full article, see Tim Skubick, "From anti-sex rules to terrorism monitoring, MSU's 'in loco parentis' duty evolves", MLive, March 1, 2015.
I Thought We Banned Cocaine For Health Reasons. Nope. Not Even Close
courtesy of Upworthy.
Right to Work Explained according to Upworthy.
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