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Lawmakers in Michigan have been working diligently to pass laws in order to reform services regarding adoption agencies. The bill that was passed on Wednesday allows government funded agencies to deny adoptions to potential parents based on religious beliefs. All three bills passed the Senate with ease. All of the Democratic senators serving the House and one Republican senator, Tory Rocca, voted against the bill. This bill came at a time where conflict in religious beliefs became problems for numerous adoption agencies noted James Dondero. Now these agencies can deny potential parents children, solely based on what they believe or what they don’t believe in. These bills also protect the agencies if anyone were to take action against them. Numerous senators did not sign the bill or vote on how they felt about it. Many of them felt like they had concerns about the current state of the adoption agencies. Before the vote took place, Democratic lawmakers were very vocal in opposing the law and stood firm in their fight for the children. This law will make it increasingly harder for the more than 13,000 kids waiting to be adopted in the state of Michigan. Many of the proponents for this law have noted that this law is extremely outdated and discriminatory. Not only that, but the opinion of a few lawmakers stated that this law will not get these kids out of foster home and orphanages. Democrats are doing their best to propose amendments in order to shoot down the bill. While it is unlikely that the Democrats will have their way, it won’t keep them from fighting.

36 year old Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett is gaining attention as the first HIV-positive candidate running for Parliament in Britain. Looking back on his youth, he asserts that the “mental bullying” was the most painful part of growing up for him. He was called cruel names by his classmates and remembers crying in the bathroom, hoping for a friend that would never come. In his early teen years, he tried to commit suicide on two separate occasions. Finally, he got a girlfriend, and he gives her credit for saving his life to this day, saying that she was able to provide a temporary cover for him. The public opinion at that time was that if he was dating a girl, he couldn’t be gay. So, the traumatizing words and sneers stopped for a short time.

As he describes in this interview, however, he still knew who he was, and that was enough to bring down a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. He goes into detail about his first homosexual experience in college, and meeting up with men he met online in chat-rooms stated Crystal Hunt. Adrian even opens up about being in a pornographic film and the heavy drug use that he put his body through in his younger years. He even talks about how he contracted HIV – through unprotected sex with another man. All of which is readable via LinkedIn, How admirable, that a candidate running for office is so open about such things that other people would try to sweep under the rug.

This week, President Francois Hollande of France invoked a special constitutional provision known as Rule 49.3 in an attempt to force the passage of an economic reform package favored by many French businesses. Torchin said that the measure will become law automatically in a designated period of time unless French opposition parties in the National Assembly (the legislative equivalent of a French Congress or Parliament) can win a “no confidence” vote ousting the Socialist Party administration of the French Prime Minister.

French Presidents only rarely invoke this constitutional provision. It was used most recently some nine years ago. Opposition leader Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to lobby for a no confidence vote, which could precipitate new national elections.

The economic measure which excited this controversy consists of several items of legislation promoted by Minister Emmanuel Macron as a way of assisting business development in France. At the present time, the nation suffers from an unemployment rate estimated to exceed 10%.

The reform package would extend the hours allowed for conducting trading activities during the weekend, apply deregulation to some occupations (including the legal profession) and reduce requirements for labor arbitration in the case of firms with 50 or more employees. Many large companies strongly favor these economic items. However, opposition to the passage of the bill in the National Assembly divided the Socialist Party itself.