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Obama continues to expand rights for LGBT Americans

The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.

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Income inequality comes to Supreme Court, courtesy Justice Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is worried about income inequality's negative impact not only on the U.S. now, but on future generations.

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Homeless gay youth are our youth

Despite all the gay excitement and celebration we can't overlook the hundreds of young LGBT people sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles every night.

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Civil rights lawsuit wins groundbreaking immigration policy

After years of organizing against racist profiling by the East Haven Police Department, a landmark legal victory has been won.

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Top 4 radical conclusions from Piketty’s “Capital In The 21st Century”

 Nearly every economist of any reputation must now deal with the stunning evidence behind the inequality trends Piketty illuminates.

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Meet the Trans 100

The first ever Top 100 Trans Americans list recently was announced by inaugural sponsor GLAAD, with the support of Chicago House.

 

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Today in women's history: Abigail Adams attacked sexism, "fomented rebellion"

On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams urged the Continental Congress and her husband, John Adams, to consider women's rights.

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Racial discrimination leads to increased deaths of black women from breast cancer

Although breast cancer survival rates increased overall between 1990 and 2010, white women benefited far more than did black women.

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Join us Tuesday for a discussion on the assault on women's rights

Join us Mar. 18 for a conversation with Carolyn Trowbridge, long-time activist in the women's rights movement in Arizona. In her state and others, the right wing is undermining the right of women to determine what happens with their own bodies.

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Youth march and celebration inspires struggle for equality

When Mayor Toni N. Harp declared Feb. 23, 2014 as "Craig Gauthier day in the City of New Haven," the overflow crowd at the Peoples Center burst into cheers.

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