LGBT Marriage May Not Be the Key to Equality

The Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, which prohibited federal recognition of same-gender marriages and made same-gender marriages illegal in California, respectively, were overturned by the United States Supreme Court on June 26, 2013. Sounds like an accepting world, right? Actually, not really.

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Violence Erupts in Central African Republic

On Dec. 5, violence erupted in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Re- public, between the Muslim coalition Seleka, currently in control of the country, and Christian militias attempting to gain territory and wreak revenge following Seleka’s March 2013 coup.

The West Should Not Appropriate Malala

While Americans celebrate Malala’s bravery against the Taliban, we were far less enthused over her rebuke to Obama that U. S. drone strikes fueled terrorism by increasing anti-American sentiment. It is not only hypocritical but also counterproductive for Americans to pat themselves on the back for praising Yousafzai with one hand and continue to support drone strikes with the other.