Nigeria says NO to gay rights; a man was shot in a movie theater over a text message; and congressional negotiators revealed a $1.1 trillion dollar bipartisan compromise. Meanwhile, Downtown Abbey’s new episode creates controversy; Gabourey Sidibe silences her critics with a witty response; and Beyoncé writes an essay on gender equality.
Nigeria says No to gay rights- http://rtvote.com/L04P9c
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Johnson signs an unusually harsh anti-gay rights bill. The new bill includes 14 years in prison and bans all citizens from gay marriage and homosexual relationships. The bill was passed by the national assembly last May, but was only signed into law recently according to the President’s spokesperson Reuben Abati.
Egyptians vote on a two-day referendum on a revised constitution- http://rtvote.com/1d0uzM7
Egypt’s top military officer General Sisi has cast a precursor to bid for the presidency. General Sisi has emerged as Egypt’s dominant force to the overthrow of President Mubarak and President Morsi. The Muslim brotherhood has called for a boycott of the vote and, as a result, the size of this two day turn out is crucial. The proposed constitutional changes include broader language protection of religious freedom and women’s rights.
$1.1 trillion dollar spending bill revealed in bipartisan compromise-http://rtvote.com/1dnDYyD
The new compromise would ease the stress from the largely unpopular sequester and restore cuts to many federal programs, such as: Head Start, Medical research and job training. The bill also gives federal workers a 1 percent raise. White house officials and leaders of both parties are pleased due to the bill which funds the rest of the fiscal year and ends threat of a government shutdown previously scheduled for the current bill’s expiration midnight on Wednesday.
Man shot in movie theater over text message - http://rtvote.com/1fuJmDh
A couple in a theater just north of Tampa were texting during the theater previews when a retired police officer, Curtis Reeves, began a dispute with the couple over the text messages.Reeves fatally shot the man, and the woman is currently at a hospital recovering from her injuries after trying to shield her husband from that fatal shot.
FBI investigators clear suspicion of IRS crimes against conservative groups- http://rtvote.com/1kA5jD3
FBI investigators do not believe that the IRS did any wrong in regards to the unusually heavy scrutiny against conservative groups who applied for tax-exempt status. Although, the matter still has to go up against the Department of Justice, charges against the IRS seem unlikely due to the conclusion of the FBI investigators.
Gabourey Sidibe’s witty response to Golden Globes wardrobe disaster - http://rtvote.com/1m54gGD
Vogue editor in chief : Anna Wintour, is coming to a TV near you soon with new show: “The Fashion Fund” - http://rtvote.com/1iOgrIb
Did you miss Sunday’s episode? Catch up on the Downtown Abbey Season 4 shocker here - http://rtvote.com/1dnslaX
First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown will be at the Smithsonian, AGAIN - http://rtvote.com/JYzF1v
Beyoncé writes Essay on gender equality- http://rtvote.com/1m57rhH