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The Briefing 09-12-13

1. Russian President speaks to the American people about the Syrian conflict 

A Plea for Caution from Russia, New York Times (Vladimir Putin)

Syria, chemical weapons, and the worst day in Western diplomatic history, The Telegraph (Charles Crawford)

2. Britain’s shift toward approval of same-sex marriage and away from marriage

Revolution in attitudes to homosexuality is biggest change in generation, Telegraph (John Bingham)

Marriage ‘no longer the foundation stone of family life’, Telegraph (John Bingham)

How Does Secularization Really Happen? A Conversation with Mary Eberstadt, Thinking in Public

3. Transgender student seeks to participate in homecoming

Controversy over Homecoming, Associated Press

4. Millennials bringing Mom and Dad to work

Should You Bring Mom and Dad to the Office?, Wall Street Journal (Anit Hofschneider)