Articles tagged with: human rights
by Randall Atkins, special correspondent for VoicesofOK.org
Cairo – Drunk on the victories of the recent revolution and ousting of their hated president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s youthful opposition may have just sobered up to the realities of their newly democratic state. … Continue reading
For most who pass through Egypt, it is a tourist destination; a place to see first hand the remnants of an ancient civilization. During the winter months resort towns along the red and white seas serve as a sunny getaway for middle class westerners, but what is lost on most of these visitors is the vast inequities and contradictions that exist in the country.… Continue reading
Sen. Jim Inhofe said Tuesday that national security could be compromised by a Justice Department inquiry into CIA interrogation methods used in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
The Oklahoma Republican joined others in his party in objecting to Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision last week to authorize a preliminary review of whether some CIA operatives broke the law during interrogations of suspected terrorists in overseas locations.
From The Journal Record:
Four Oklahoma women have filed a new complaint challenging federal and state laws banning gay marriage.
Their latest filing changes some aspects of the case, including which government officials are named as defendants. It also points out that two of the plaintiffs, Susan Barton and Gay Phillips, were married in California last Nov.
From The Associated Press:
Gay marriage and gays in the military may dominate the headlines, but activists in many states say their fight is much more fundamental: basic rights and protections against discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.
In Oklahoma, a group formed recently to fight what Oklahoma State University professor Laura Belmonte called “an intensely hostile environment” where only one small municipality has an anti-discrimination law.