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California Prof In Hot Water For Anti-Gay Remarks

The Rampage | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Fresno City College authorities found that Dr. Brad Lopez, a health instructor, "engaged in conduct that could result in the creation of a hostile lea...

The San Francisco Marriage Case, Part Two: The Supreme Court

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

2013 may seem like a long way off to the folks who brought the San Francisco marriage case. But in terms of making the kind of progress that might help us win at the Supreme Court, it's tomorrow.

Jene Newsome Discharged: Rapid City Police Told Air Force That Sergeant Was Lesbian

AP | TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jene Newsome played by the rules as an Air Force sergeant: She never told anyone in the military she was a lesbian. The 28-year-old's honorable discha...

School Cancels Prom Because Girl Wants To Bring Her Girlfriend, Wear A Tux

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

Constance McMillen wanted to bring her girlfriend as her date to her prom. And she wanted to wear a tuxedo. Consequently, Itawamba County School District has decided to not host a prom this year.

The New Jim Crow

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

The ACLU plans to challenge the constitutionality of the law in court, believing it is state-sanctioned racial profiling. The law will only make the rampant racial profiling of Latinos in Arizona worse than ever.

The San Francisco Marriage Case, Part One: Possible Outcomes

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

Several people have asked me questions recently about the marriage case in federal court in San Francisco (the case brought by Ted Olson and David Boi...

Mississippi Prom Canceled After Lesbian Date Request

AP | SHELIA BYRD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JACKSON, Miss. — A northern Mississippi school district decided Wednesday not to host a high school prom after a lesbian student demanded she be...

Mississippi School SUED For Canceling Prom over lesbian student

AP | SHELIA BYRD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JACKSON, Miss. — A lesbian student who wanted to take her girlfriend to her senior prom is asking a federal judge to force her Mississippi schoo...

Anti-Gay Marriage Legal "Ministry" Wants to Represent CA County in Prop 8 Trial

Tom Pfingsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom Pfingsten

In December, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors decided to throw its hat in the ring as a defendant in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger.

Supreme Court Lets Stand Order To Remove Ten Commandments Monument

Yahoo! News | Warren Richey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a dispute over the placement of a Ten Commandments monument outside a county courthouse in Oklahoma...

Sex-Segregated Education on Trial Today

Lenora M. Lapidus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lenora M. Lapidus

It is quite startling that many people who would never consider segregation based on race or religion in a public school would accept sex segregation.

Newark Residents Have Zero Tolerance for Police Corruption

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

Cory Booker's "zero tolerance for corruption," as he put it in a press statement, should apply to lawless officers running rampant in the city as well as administration appointees on the take.

"Think Str8" by Rob Deez

Justin Hudnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Hudnall

Personifying the tragically underrepresented perspective of gay-friendly straight dudes everywhere, Rob Deez brings us his original battle song for marriage equality, "Think Str8."

A Letter from Behind Bars on President's Day

Hamedah Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hamedah Hasan

As much as I am cheering -- even from behind prison bars -- for a reform in the federal laws, I don't want to fall through the cracks. I still have a lot of living, mothering and giving to do.

Nick George Detained Over Arabic Flashcards, Suing Police (VIDEO)

Raw Story | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a college student who was arrested by the TSA and detained for five hours over a set of Arabic-language flas...

Pro-Choice License Plate Advocated In Virginia: Supporters Threaten Lawsuit

AP | By DENA POTTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they...

Tea Time Etiquette 101 With Sarah Palin

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael B. Laskoff

I've spent the day giving careful thought to six simple rules of right conduct -- pun intended -- which will ensure that you don't accidentally embarrass yourself at a Twenty-First Century Tea Party .

Gene Patent Trial Begins: Biotech Researchers Sued Over Ownership Of Gene Discoveries

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — A judge on Tuesday weighed whether a lawsuit should proceed that seeks to invalidate a company's patents on two genes linked to an in...

A Milestone With Miles To Go

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first bill signed into law by President Obama. This c...

Et Tu, ACLU?

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The corporate campaign spending decision has transformed the ACLU into a conservative political organization working to arm the ultimate enemies of democracy.

Medical Kidnapping: Rogue Obstetricians vs. Pregnant Women

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob M. Appel

The treatment of a pregnant Tallahassee mother, Samantha Burton, by her obstetrician may well rank among the most egregious abuses perpetrated against a patient by her caregiver since the triumph of the patients' rights movement.

Closing Guantánamo: A Deadline Missed

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

When Guantánamo finally does close, it appears that some of its most shameful policies will continue on U.S. soil, potentially reducing the closure to a symbolic gesture.

Film About Deadly Failed Border Policies Set for Nationwide Tour

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Carlos Frey

The 800 Mile Wall highlights the construction of border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border and takes an unflinching look at failed U.S. border enforcement strategy.

How My Lawsuit Against the TSA Made Airports Safe For the Constitution Again

Steve Bierfeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Bierfeldt

As a result of my just-dropped case against the TSA, passengers will no longer be forced to check their constitutional rights at the airport counter, and that is a victory for all.

Thirsting for Justice

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Jacobs

Since August, Newark turned off nearly 600 water accounts in an attempt to collect $29 million in unpaid bills. Newark's desire to collect this debt is entirely understandable, but unpaid bills do not trump human rights or public health.