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Marriage Equality, Welfare Rules and Banning GMOs – Social Impact Across the U.S.

April 28, 2015 Category: Purpose

This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.:

Mexican food chain Chipotle, which has embraced a number of sustainable practices, will no longer source genetically-modified organisms. Quartz examines the debate over GMOs and what the company’s decisions means.

Comcast announced last week that it would no longer pursue a merger with Time Warner after the U.S. Department of Justice authorized a lawsuit blocking the deal. Nonprofit watchdog group ProPublica breaks down why the Philly-based corporation walked away

Governing magazine looks at the feasibility of Kansas enforcing new rules banning people from spending welfare money on entertainment or luxury items. A number of social service organizations and welfare experts, the article reports, say the rules are logistically difficult, if not impossible, to implement.

There’s no real case against gay marriage, argues John Culhane in a piece for Politico Magazine, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could settle once and for all whether states have the right to refuse marriage rights to same-sex couples.

Outside of the U.S., Nepal was hit with a magnitude-7.8 earthquake last week, leading to the worst natural disaster in the country’s history. The New York Times compiled a list of organizations that are seeking donations to fund assistance to the country.

What do you think about what’s happening in Social Impact Across the U.S.? How could Philly learn from other cities and states? Please leave a comment or email us news@generocity.org to help us bring the national and local conversations together.

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