This is the final episode of the season. Please join us again for The Briefing on January 2nd, 2013. Thanks for listening.

Story 1 – The freedom of information threatened by UN treaty

U.S. Rejects Telecommunications Treaty, New York Times (Eric Pfanner)

Story 2 – Radical demographic shift means everyone is a minority

Census Officials, Citing Increasing Diversity, Say U.S. Will Be a ‘Plurality Nation,’ New York Times (Michael Cooper)

Story 3 – Churches being forced to conduct gay weddings? Not if – but when.

Will Churches Be Forced To Conduct Gay Weddings? Slate.com (Emily Bazelon)