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Boy Scouts might drop anti-gay clause

The Boy Scouts of America issued a surprise announcement Jan. 28 saying that it was "actively considering" ending its long-time ban on gay members and leaders.

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Today in Labor History: Paul Robeson dies

On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.

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Obama charts progressive course for America

Looking out at a sea of humanity, Obama delivered what is widely being described as a progressive call to action based on the theme that the nation is stronger when people act together.

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New York Stop and Frisk police harassment found unconstitutional

A federal judge has found the NYPD policy of "stop and frisk" unconstitutional.

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Gay marriage backers put the spotlight on Illinois

"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"

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Immigrants, allies call for halt to deportations, path to citizenship

A coalition of immigrant groups and community allies kicked off a 1,000-mile caravan to Washington, D.C here on Jan. 3, with a press conference at Orlando City Hall.

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ACLU criticizes record deportation numbers

New detainer policy is a positive step, but serious Constitutional problems still remain.

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NAACP continues campaign to restore ex-felons’ voting rights

Voting: it's one of the fundamental rights of a citizen in a democracy, and yet millions of Americans who are ex-felons are denied it, even after they have paid their debt to society.

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After Court smackdown of Arizona, DREAMers speak out

President Obama recently ordered an end to deportation of young people who have been brought to this country as children.

Appeals court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

A federal appeals court declared that the DOMA unconstitutionally denies benefits to married gay couples, a ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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