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Title IX women’s equality law marks 40th anniversary

The measure, an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, prohibited gender inequality in federally funded education programs and institutions.

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Gay pride parades celebrate "landmark year"

Under sunny skies and seas of rainbow flags, millions of Americans participated in gay pride parades across the country June 24, celebrating what many are calling a "landmark year" in advances for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

Carrie Underwood responds to backlash for gay marriage support

After Carrie Underwood's interview with British newspaper The Independent, in which she was quoted as saying she believes everyone should have the right to love, a backlash has developed online by those who oppose marriage equality.

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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