|Laws Penalizing Blasphemy, Apostasy and Defamation of Religion are Widespread |
On Nov. 20, a Pakistani court ordered blasphemy charges dropped against a Christian teenager who had been accused of burning pages from the Quran. A new Pew Forum analysis finds that as of 2011 nearly half the countries and territories in the world have laws against blasphemy, apostasy or defamation. READ THE FULL ANALYSIS >|
|NOV. 28 - REUTERS|
In U.S. fight over gay marriage, both sides gearing up for more battles
An article on state battles over the legal status of same-sex marriage in the U.S. cites a July 2012 Pew Research Center report. The report found that 48% of Americans favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while 44% oppose this.
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