S.A.A. Extra: Senate Releases New Report on Campus Sexual Assaults

(7/11/14)  (From the U.S. Senate)  According to a report released this week by the United States Senate, approximately one in five undergraduate women has been the victim of sexual violence at U.S. colleges.  Missouri Senator, Claire McCaskill, also noted that many institutions are failing to meet their obligations under existing federal law regarding how they handle sexual violence among students.  The report is based on a survey of 440 four-year institutions of higher education, which includes a national sample and separate samples of the nation’s largest public and private institutions.

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S.A.A. Extra: Kentucky’s Ban on Same-sex Marriage Struck Down

(7/4/14)  (From U.S. News and World Report)  The latest in a continued winning streak of court rulings overturning state same-sex marriage bans belongs to the conservative state of Kentucky as a federal judge ruled the ban unconstitutional this week.  Kentucky’s governor, Steve Beshear, said that the state will appeal the decision.

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