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October 14 in freethought history…

October 14, 1656 - Massachusetts Colony–founded by inhabitants who, according to American mythology, sought “religious freedom”–enacts a law to arrest, whip and banish any Quaker (i.e. members of the Society of Friends, “an accursed and pernicious sect of heretics lately risen … Continue reading

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Mass. sues US over gay marriage

This is an interesting development.  Massachusetts (one of the few states thus far to legalize same-sex marriage) has sued the federal government over the Defense of Marriage Act, in which Congress defines marriage as only between a man and a … Continue reading

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