• Orlando Political Aftermath

    June 20, 2016

    Early last Sunday morning, on 12th June 2016, lone gunman and American citizen Omar Mateen entered the Pulse, a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, and shot and killed 49 people and wounded over 50 more. It is the deadliest mass shooting in the United States to date. Allegedly, Mateen made a call to 911 pledging allegiance to ISIS and ISIS claimed the attack shortly after. Any correspondence between Mateen and the radical Islamic group...

  • Finland LGBT: Tahdon2013

    May 22, 2016

    On 12th December 2014, the Finnish Parliament approved a bill establishing marriage equality that arose from a citizens’ initiative campaign called “Tahdon2013.” On 20th February 2015, the President signed off on it. In Finland, this was the first ever law to be instigated by a citizens’ initiative and approved. It will take effect on 17th February 2017. According to Finland’s Citizens’ Initiative Act, in order to engage the parliament to consider a proposal for the...