The Briefing 12-04-13

1) New York State Supreme Court to decide if chimpanzees are legal persons

Chimps should be recognized as ‘legal persons,’ lawsuits claim, CNN (Holly Yan and Mayra Cuevas)

2) Act of Desperation: Democrats overthrow filibuster to preserve abortion rights

Abortion Cases in Court Helped Tilt Democrats Against the Filibuster, New York Times (Jeremy W. Peters)

3) Is 2013 the ‘gayest year in gay history’?

How 2013 Became the Greatest Year in Gay Rights History, NPR (Alan Greenblatt)

4) Big News: Study finds men’s and women’s brains are wired differently

Men and Women’s Brains are “Wired Differently,” BBC

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