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Ukraine's Horrifying 'Gay Gag Rule' Has Been Defeated…For Now

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It's absolutely terrifying that this legislation was even being CONSIDERED, but thankfully, the people of Ukraine and other European countries have stood up to defeat it.

The Ukrainian parliament was scheduled to vote on a new law on Friday which would make it illegal to "spread homosexuality" by "holding meetings, parades, actions, demonstrations and mass events aiming at intentional distribution of any positive information about homosexuality." Ukrainian citizens who broke the proposed law would be facing up to five years in prison for freely expressing any positive opinion about homosexuality through ANY medium.

Scary, right?

Although this exposed the frightening homophobia that is still felt around the globe, it gives us hope to hear that other foreign governments actively denounced the law, while thousands of people signed a petition against it.

On top of Ireland, Argentina, and the European Parliament speaking out against the oppressive law, AllOut.org delivered 120,000 signatures to Ukrainian authorities at the European Union and Council of Europe. Andre Banks, co-founder of the human rights organization, commented on the results of everyone's hard work by saying:

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Vikings Stay In Minnesota With A New $975M Home

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Vikings belong up north and the state of Minnesota wants to keep it that way!

Governor Mark Dayton just signed off on a plan to build a $975 million stadium in

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Obama Announces Support In Anti-Bullying Legislation!!!

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Take THAT slushie facial, bullies!!

President Obama has officially endorsed the SNDA, SSIA anti-bullying bills!!!

The bills seek to end student discrimination with two different methods…

SNDA prohibits harassment in public elementary and secondary schools based on a student's actual or perceived LGBT status, while SSIA requires schools to adopt anti-bullying codes of conduct.

A spokesman for the White House, Shin Inouye, states:

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U.S. Senators Drafting A Law To Prevent Employers From Asking For Facebook Passwords!

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Applying for jobs can be stressful in and of itself, but what if you were required to turn over private information in order to get hired???

No need to completely sanitize your online identity just yet. Two U.S. Senators have begun investigating a practice that’s been occurring where bosses’ ask for info, like Facebook passwords, in the hiring process.

One of the lawmakers looking into this, Senator Charles Schumer, says:

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Israel Bans The Use Of Underweight Models In Ads

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A positive step in the right direction!

Israel passed legislation on Monday night that makes it illegal to use models that fall below an 18.5 BMI in advertising or publication, making it the first country to do so.

To prove their weight, models will need to provide an up-to-date medical report (no older than three months) at any and all Israeli market shoots.

Not only that, but businesses utilizing Photoshop to make models appear thinner will be forced to include a clearly written notice on the photo.

What do U think of these new practices???

[Image via AP Images.]

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