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Bikers who “scare” host Haunted House

 

Bikers Who Scare: Random GhoulsThe Bikers Who Scare Haunted House with its 16 rooms of terror will be open at 7 p.m. October 26-27 and 30-31 in Clarksville. The haunting, sponsored by Bikers Who Care, will take place at 1650 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksvill. Entry fee is $10 with proceeds to benefit Bikers Who Care Children’s Charities.

The rooms in the Haunted House have their own unique terrifying themes utilizing the including a vortex tunnel, light, smoke, sound effects, music, mechanical and electrical devices to thrill and terrify with the talents of 75 actors and a variety of special effects. «Read the rest of this article»


Gay Adoption: Prepare for legislative battle

 

The polemic surrounding legal rights for GLBT [Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered) people to adopt children is clearly well established. Every few years, the question is revisited, either as part of a moral debate or as a legal battle. During the next few months, we can anticipate introduction of this question, once again, in the Legislature. We should begin by considering some important facts.

First, according to the Human Rights Commission (HRC), the following are the particulars regarding adoption by same sex couples in our state:

  • Single GLBT people may adopt children
  • There is no explicit prohibition against adoption for same-sex couples;
  • It is unclear as to whether or not a person can adopt the child of a same-sex partner.

Second, there are currently no bills in the Legislature that would restrict the rights of GLBT individuals or couples to adopt.

So, where’s the “problem” and why are we talking about a “battle?” «Read the rest of this article»

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