379 of the biggest companies in the world file a brief in the US Supreme Court in support of marriage equality



Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google team up to support marriage equality
A total of 379 companies, including tech’s biggest names, are trying to convince the Supreme Court to rule in favor of nationwide marriage equality. Thes

379 of the biggest companies in the world, including Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have teamed up to file a brief in the US Supreme Court in support of marriage equality.

The brief was filed yesterday by the Morgan Lewis law firm; it makes a business case to legalize same-sex marriage in the US. The brief states that the current legal standing on same-sex marriage is a burden on employers and employees and makes it “increasingly hard to conduct business.”

The justices will hear arguments for the case in April and a ruling will follow at a later date.

You can read the full brief here: https://www.morganlewis.com/documents/supportingdocs/MLB_Employers_Amicus_Brief-Obergefell-v-Hodges.pdf

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Bill Nye, Ever the Scientist, Admits He Was Wrong About GMOs and a Revised Edition of His Book Will Rectify That

In a video filmed after his recent appearance on Bill Maher‘s show, Nye explained that he has studied the issue more since writing that chapter. He’s spent time with scientists who are experts in this area. And he admits his fears were nothing to be concerned about:

"… There’s a chapter in [the book] which I’m gonna revise. I spent some time on it, and I’m very excited… I went to Monsanto and I spent a lot of time with the scientists there, and I have revised my outlook, and I’m very excited about telling the world. When you’re in love, you want to tell the world!"

Moar here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/03/proof-hes-the-science-guy-bill-nye-is-changing-his-mind-about-gmos/

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Republicans’ “Internet Freedom Act” would wipe out net neutrality stating that Internet providers need the freedom to block and throttle Internet traffic



Republicans’ “Internet Freedom Act” would wipe out net neutrality
Internet providers need the freedom to block and throttle Internet traffic.

“Once the federal government establishes a foothold into managing how Internet service providers run their networks they will essentially be deciding which content goes first, second, third, or not at all," Blackburn wrote.

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