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British statistics agency to collect data on sexual orientation

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December 9, 2008

As  American researchers battle with the Census Bureau over the distortions in reporting same-sex couples caused by the refusal to count legal same-sex marriages, Pink News reports that – The British Office for National Statistics (ONS) has  announced that all of their major surveys on everything from households to the workforce will from January include […]

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Social construction of harassment

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August 18, 2008

A new study in Law & Social Inquiry shows that how people define sexual harassment is directly related to the extent to which they view sexual harassment rules as ambiguous and threatening to workplace norms. Justine E. Tinkler of Louisiana State University used data from a nationwide study of sexual harassment in the United States’ […]

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Two important reports from American Psychological Association

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August 15, 2008

UPDATE: APA report slows British anti-choice efforts. The APA convention meeting this week in Boston is hearing two internal reports with important public policy dimensions. The report of the Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion concludes that no evidence supports the claim that an induced abortion causes mental health problems for adult women. The […]

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“Hot-tubbing” the experts

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August 12, 2008

Adam Liptak has a fascinating article in this morning's NYT about the move in Australia to diminish the opinion-for-hire quality of expert testimony.  In a process called "hot tubbing," or more primly, "concurrent evidence," experts testify in a format that sounds more like a panel at an academic conference than a trial. Both sides' experts apparently […]

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British sociologist: support for gender equality in family roles peaked in the 90s

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August 11, 2008

Cambridge survey shows new doubts over working mothers | Society | The Guardian John Carvel Support for gender equality appears to be declining across Britain and America amid concern that women who play a full role in the workforce do so at the expense of family life, research from Cambridge University suggests today…. The conclusion […]

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On who wants marriage

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August 6, 2008

The Volokh Conspiracy – New study says gay couples really do want marriage: Dale Carpenter … Some opponents of gay marriage, like the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy (IMAPP) in a report two years ago, have argued that few gays are even interested in marriage where it’s available to them. Presumably, this observation is […]

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