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    LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) based on gender identity or sexual orientation is an issue that affects individuals worldwide and in our community also. There are still many obstacles to receive equality that LGBT Americans are facing. Many states (including Texas) have no laws protecting employment non-discrimination that covers sexual orientation and gender identity. This means that an LGBT individual can be fired for merely just being who they are. A few other obstacles those LGBT individuals’ faces are still being denied: the use of public accommodations, the…

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    However, under the law they were able to exercise their liberty under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The ruling of Lawrence v Texas was a landmark case, which overturned the ruling of Bowers v Texas (1986), which dealt with criminalizing oral and anal sex between homosexuals. Lawrence v Texas made same-sex activity legal in every U.S. state and overturned sodomy laws in thirteen other…

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    time to four hours per day, thus corrupting the very foundation of US Constitution – the separation of power. Since Lochner v. New York (1905) decision was overturned in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937), we can learn from the history that no horrifying law like the one I speculate has been adopted even decades later. In this case, the majority was indeed wrong about the slippery slope. However, in numerous other cases involving newly created implied fundamental rights, the employment of…

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    Legal Aspects Of Polygamy

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    highest number of Mormons and this correlates to the loose interpretation of polygamy laws in the state (Olaveson). Mormons are a religious group that practices polygamy and they believe that it is their religious process to do so. Recently, laws concerning anti-polygamy in Utah have been revised because of one specific court case that came about: the Brown case. The Brown case was about a man, who challenged the anti-polygamy law, named Kody Brown who was a star of a reality TV show in which he…

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    The poem “Good Hours” by Robert Frost is a poem that alludes the feeling of solitude and loneliness to its readers. Frost himself faced a great deal of heartbreak in his time. While “Good Hours” is one of his lesser known poems, it is no doubt beautiful and artistic in the least. Much like almost all of Frost’s poems, this poem uses nature to reveal and analyze the narrator’s feelings. Renowned poet, Robert Frost, in his poem, “Good Hours”, describes a scenic walk through a village on a winter…

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    Aaron Mills

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    Malden Mills, a textile mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was destroyed by fire on December 11, 1995. Malden Mills was a family owned business run by the grandson of the founder, Aaron Fuerstein. The mill was the manufacturer of Polartec fabric, a high quality fabric well known for its use in outdoor apparel and sold by popular companies. Malden Mills employed over 2,400 employees and was the last major textile manufacturer in town and contributed around $100 million dollars a year into the…

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    Essay On Texas Equality

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    The struggle for equality and citizen’s equal rights has been an issue and continues to be one to this day. Texas has waged many battles in the struggle for women, African Texans, Latinos, Gays, and Lesbians to all achieve the social and political equality that they all deserve. The major developments that have occurred in order for their equality are extremely significant and hold an important role in today’s society. Luckily, even after the opposition that has happened, we all came together as…

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    whatever they please with their flag. The United States V. Eichman case exemplifies a dilemma with…

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    Johnson). In the court case United States vs. Eichman, The Supreme Court reviewed a decision made by Congress to prohibit the burning of flags, determining that this is unconstitutional as one cannot be punished solely because his or her thoughts are offensive (ACLU). The Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional for Texas to apply a law that prevented a man from expressing his thoughts just because the state believed it to be extremely offensive (ACLU). This amendment would actually increase the…

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    Comfort Theory, developed by Katharine Kolcaba, proclaims that providing comfort interventions a holistic approach can lead to positive outcomes, health seeking behaviors, and improved health-care delivery system. Comfort can be difficult to define and subjective to every person. However, Kolbaca used other theories to propose three types of comfort: relief, ease, and transcendence. Relief comes when a specific comfort is met, while ease is a state of calm or contentment. Transcendence occurs…

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