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    Growing Up

    What states allow gays & lesbians to marry?

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    What follows is a list of the states where gay marriage is legal. We provide the year the law went into effect, the name of the law when titled by the state legislature, and a citation where the law can be found. Some states didn’t …

    Can you be arrested for flipping off a cop?


    A 35 year old man in Colorado was criminally charged in May 2011 for exactly this conduct – flipping off a cop. Shane Boor was on his way to work when he passed a state trooper who had pulled over another motorist off the side of the …

    What does the Second Amendment say about guns?

    War and Peace

    Here is the exact language of the Second Amendment word for word: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (1791) The first ten amendments to the …

    When can you get a credit card?


    As you know, you must be 18 to vote, join the military, serve on a jury, or get married without a parent or guardian’s consent. You have to be 21 to buy alcohol, and there are similar age restrictions on gambling and buying cigarettes. You now need a …

    Do water safety rules apply to teens?

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    All people involved in recreational sports are required to follow water safety laws — whether posted or not. Violations result in heavy fines or loss of water privileges. Whether you go boating, waterskiing, or surfing, you should be aware of the safety rules. Speed signs, seating rules, …

    What are the penalties for drinking and driving?


    Automobile accidents are the top killer of teens in the U.S., with 42 percent of the accidents due to alcohol. There are different tickets involved in an alcohol-related incident: one for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and another for driving under the influence (DUI). If you′re …

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