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UK lawmakers approve marriage equality

British lawmakers voted in favour of legislation allowing gay marriage on Tuesday despite a split in Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party. Members of parliament voted by 400 to 175 to approve the draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales. In a late intervention just two…

Contraception battle spreads to state legislatures

The political fight over the new federal contraception mandate has made its way to several state legislatures, where conservative lawmakers hope to block the Obama administration’s new rules, according to Politico. In recent weeks, a controversy has erupted over the issue of employers being required to provide birth control coverage,…

MPs call on Cameron to hold EU referendum

MPs from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party on Monday intensified calls for a referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union. Mark Pritchard, secretary of the party’s influential 1922 committee, called the EU a “burdensome yoke” and warned in Monday’s Daily Telegraph that Tory support for the project…

Conservatives growing weary of Afghan war: study

A new survey commissioned by the Afghanistan Study Group reveals that conservatives and tea party voters are growing concerned about the sustainability of US operations in Afghanistan. Sixty-six percent of conservatives said the US should diminish its military presence in Afghanistan — 39 percent supported reduced troop levels while 27…

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