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Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr077.pdf

 

Examines health-related behaviors, health status, health care utilization, and health care access among U.S. adults who identified themselves as straight, gay or lesbian, or bisexual to gather information on possible health care disparities due to sexual orientation. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Sexual Violence on Campus: How Too Many Institutions of Higher Education are Failing to Protect Students

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SurveyReportwithAppendix.pdf

A survey of 440 four year colleges and universities which assesses how they report, investigate, and adjudicate sexual violence.  Finds that many institutions are failing to comply with the law and best practices in how they handle sexual violence among students.  From the U.S. Senate Office of Claire McCaskill

 

Important Information About Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Categories: Marriage/Family,Retirement/Social Security,Sex Issues

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10567.pdf

Answers questions about how the Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act has resulted in federal recognition of same-sex marriages and the paying of Social Security benefits to surviving spouses in same-sex marriages.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf

Presents the results of the latest survey of six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults including tobacco, alcohol and drug use, physical inactivity, and sexual behaviors that lead to unintended pregnancies or STDs. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Command Investigation into the Facts and Circumstances Surrounding Possible Violations of the Department of the Navy Policies on Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment by the former Commanding Officer of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron ….

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Sex Issues

http://www.cpf.navy.mil/foia/reading-room/2014/06/blue-angels.pdf

Final report on the case of former Blue Angels Commander, Gregory McWherter, who was found guilty of conduct unbecoming of an officer by fostering a hostile command climate.  From the Department of the Navy

 

The School Discipline Consensus Report

Categories: African Americans,Disability,Education,Headlines,Hispanics,Sex Issues,Youth

http://csgjusticecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/The_School_Discipline_Consensus_Report.pdf

Subtitled: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System.  Calls for improved methods of school discipline that keep students engaged in classrooms and less use of suspensions. Criticizes the disproportionate number of disciplined students of color, those with disabilities, and youth who identify as gay, bisexual, lesbian or transgender.  From the Council of State Governments Justice Center

 

Domestic Human Trafficking Legislation in the 113th Congress

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43555.pdf

Reviews legislation in the current Congress for preventing trafficking in persons which is believed to be one of the most prolific areas of contemporary criminal activity.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Marriage of Same Sex Couples Across the UK: What’s the Same and What’s Different?

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-29.pdf

Provides information about the similarities and differences relating to marriage of same sex couples and the legislation which provides for it in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as about the similarities and differences relating to marriage of opposite sex couples and civil partnership across the UK.  House of Commons Research Paper 14/29

 

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