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Romania's Top Court Rules LGBTQ Couples Should Have Legal Protections
The ruling comes before a national referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage.
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The Other Side Of School Safety: Students Are Getting Tasered And Beaten By Police
In the wake of the deadly Parkland shooting, more armed police officers are being stationed in schools. But what happens when they’re the ones perpetrating violence?
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The View From Inside A Freedom Rider’s Jail Cell
"Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders,” a photo-history book, contains a series of extended interviews with riders. Here's three of them.
This Civil Rights Lawyer Has Been At Odds With Westboro Baptist Church For Years
Lawyer and LGBTQ rights advocate, Pedro Irigonegaray has consistently battled Fred Phelps in court throughout his career.
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Effort To Rename Russell Senate Building For McCain Is Running Into GOP Resistance
Former Georgia Sen. Richard Russell was a segregationist and longtime opponent of civil rights.
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John McCain's Victims Are A Part Of His Story
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Don't let them be erased.
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Trump Sparks Backlash For Saying Aretha Franklin ‘Worked For Me’ During Tribute
Highlighting the iconic singer’s few gigs at his casinos seemed to belittle her.
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Aretha Franklin Offered To Post Angela Davis' Bail In 1970
"I’m going to see her free... because she’s a Black woman and she wants freedom for Black people," Franklin said of the civil rights leader.
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Trevor Noah On Aretha Franklin: 'She Was Gangsta'
“She was the original ‘Bitch Better Have My Money.’”
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Costa Rica's Supreme Court Rules Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban
By Anastasia Moloney, Reuters
President Carlos Alvarado welcomed the ruling, and said, “Our commitment to full equality remains intact."
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If You Want To End Racism, Stop Forgiving Racists
America loves to extend unconditional forgiveness to racists, and it's going to be our downfall.
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Black Vegans Are Fighting The Power With Food
The best revenge we can take on the people who wish us ill may be live to fight ― and eat ― another day.
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Rep. John Lewis 'Resting Comfortably' After Hospitalization
Lewis played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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We Know Protests Work. So Why Aren't We Protesting?
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Resistance works, but only if we work at resistance.
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Progressive American Jewish Groups Troubled By Israel’s Divisive Nation-State Law
The Reform and Conservative movements, which together represent about half of Jewish Americans, have voiced objections to the law.
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Emmett Till Murder Investigation Reopened 62 Years After Slaying
The 14-year-old Till was brutally beaten and shot for allegedly making sexual advances against a white woman who has since recanted her story.
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Hong Kong's Top Court Grants Expat Lesbian Right To Spousal Visa
By Venus Wu, Reuters
The ruling is being deemed a LGBTQ rights landmark in Hong Kong.
Rallying Against SCOTUS Travel Ban
Demonstrators from religious and civil rights organizations have gathered to decry the supreme court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban.
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24 Years Ago She Lost Her Voting Rights For Pushing A Cop. She Just Got Them Back.
Felons who have done their time are still forced to wait and wait under Florida’s sluggish rights restoration process.
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A Tipsy Randall Park Tells Story Of Japanese-American Hero Frank Emi On 'Drunk History'
Frank Emi led a resistance movement at Heart Mountain, a camp where Japanese-Americans were incarcerated during World War II.
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Czech Republic Moves A Step Closer To Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
If a new bill passes, the country would become the first in formerly communist Europe to embrace marriage equality.
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We Can Already See The Damage From The Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling
The Supreme Court showed it still views LGBTQ people differently than other minorities.
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How Edith Windsor Helped Pave The Way For Marriage Equality
Edith Windsor's landmark civil rights case helped eventually lead to marriage equality.
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Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Icon, Dead At 88
Cotton dedicated her life to helping disenfranchised black communities.
The Gay ‘Ghetto Boy’ Who Bonded With Mister Rogers And Changed The Neighborhood
When François Clemmons joined the show's cast, he was surprised to learn he'd be playing a black cop. "The idea that he wanted me to become one of them, one of the enemy, was a tremendous shock to me."
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Wedding Invitation Business Can't Shun Same-Sex Couples, Arizona Court Rules
If Brush & Nib Studio wants to sell to the public, the court said it can't discriminate based on sexual orientation.
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