Televangelist Jerry Falwell announced Friday that he is launching a voter registration drive to register 10 million voters through churches in an effort to raise enthusiasm among the religious right.
The effort, called "People of Faith 2000," will embark on a seven-month drive to register new voters through pastors who are to solicit voter support during church gatherings.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AUSCS) denounced the effort as a "shady shell game" trying to help Bush in the election. AUSCS filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service on the grounds that such activity was an abuse of a church's tax-exempt status.
4/17/2014 Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights - India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
"All documents will now have a third category marked 'transgender,'" said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who petitioned the court. . . .