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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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VIDEO Depicted as gorilla, African American doctor sues UCLA for racism

A respected African American faculty surgeon filed a racial discrimination suit against the UCLA Medical Center and UC Regents after they refused to take action on blatant acts of racism.

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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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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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Phoenix mayor opposes discrimination against LGBT community

This development comes after a recent example of such prejudice, in which a lesbian couple was kicked out of a restaurant.

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Golden Gods awards: Damien Echols, musicians speak out

These teenagers were vilified simply because they looked and dressed differently, and listened to heavy metal.

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Civil rights activists force corporations to flee ALEC

An online petition campaign-gone-viral this week has triggered an exodus by giant corporations out of ALEC.

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Thousands vow “no justice, no peace” at Sanford rally

Sadness for the Martin family and outrage that Zimmerman has still not been charged permeated the peaceful crowd.

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Demonstrators to focus on mass transit as a civil right

The Occupy Wall Street movement and  Amalgamated Transit Union  jointly declared April 4 a National Day of Action for Jobs and Mass Transit and will demonstrate in 20 cities across the country.

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"Holiday on ICE" is anything but, immigration lawyers charge

This hearing ignored the grim reality of the U.S. immigration detention system, which is marked by abuse.

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