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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-16-07 09:07 AM
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Venezuela backs off banning given names that are odd - Child Protective Svcs stands for "liberty"
It was CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES that stood up against violating "the right to liberty"!!1 Perhaps CPS is what we've needed against Shrub all this time!!1


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http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/news/201206.php

Venezuela backs off proposal to ban odd names


The Associated Press
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 09.14.2007

CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan officials withdrew a proposal to bar parents from giving their children odd names like Edigaith, Mileidy or Superman, the state-run news agency reported Thursday.

The National Electoral Council had proposed banning "names that expose (children) to ridicule, are extravagant or difficult to pronounce" or raise doubts about whether a child is a girl or a boy.

The council also proposed to draw up a list of traditional names for parents to use "as a reference" when registering their children.

But the clause prohibiting odd monikers was axed after child protection officials warned it could violate "the right to liberty," Electoral Council member Sandra Oblitas was quoted as saying by the Bolivarian News Agency. ....

When opponents of President Hugo Chavez last year sought to question the accuracy of the country's voter rolls, they noted that even "Superman" was listed. Electoral officials subsequently confirmed there are in fact two Venezuelans by that name registered to vote.


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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-16-07 01:03 PM
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1. I approve.
Not that it matters in the least.

But I really have to wonder what "Sandra Oblitas" would have said if her name had actually been "Oblad Oblitas".
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