Attending a Church Dinner in Massachusetts? Watch Thy Pronouns

Sept. 12 2016

At the beginning of this month, a Massachusetts commission issued its official “Gender Identity Guidance.” The document, which explains state regulations prohibiting sex-based “discrimination,” notes that the laws apply to public accommodations—and that “a church could be seen as a place of public accommodation if it holds a secular event, such as a spaghetti supper, that is open to the general public.” Eugene Volokh comments:

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What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution