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GOP defeats equal pay, continues war on women

WASHINGTON (PAI)--For the second time in three years, a Republican Senate filibuster threat killed the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation designed to bring the U.S. towards the goal of equal pay for equal work.

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Lesbian woman seeking marriage license arrested in North Carolina

In attempt to get a marriage license in North Carolina, Mary Jamis, a lesbian, was arrested, along with a friend, in Winston-Salem.

 

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Obama makes history on marriage equality

Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to endorse the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

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Grijalva, immigrant rights leaders discuss Supreme Court hearing

A vicious backhand to undocumented people, Arizona's SB1070 is a law that allows local police to detain and arrest anyone.

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Seniors rally for fairness and dignity

"The fight for Social Security and Medicare is part of a larger fight for justice and fairness."

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Bloomsburg University students call for justice for Trayvon

The history of lynching in Florida has been the subject of much scholarly study. See Dr. Maxine Jones's FSU report to the Florida Legislature on the Rosewood massacre.

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Protesters charge Bank of America received $1.9 billion tax refund

St. Louis protesters against tax dodgers say Bank of America made $4.4 billion in profits last year and paid no taxes -- they got a $1.9 billion refund!

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Renewed push to legally ban racial profiling

In an April 17 Senate hearing, union groups joined civil rights, community and faith-based organizations in a renewed push to legally ban racial profiling by law enforcers.

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Fired up New Yorkers deliver Tax Day message to 1%

The rally assembled across the street from Bank of America in Midtown Manhattan.

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In Florida battleground, tax fairness appeals to voters

Many demonstrators enthusiastically supported proposed federal legislation that would require millionaires to pay a tax rate of at least 30 percent.

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