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Gay marriage passes Jersey senate, becomes law in Washington state

New Jersey's Senate passed a bill approving the legalization of gay marriage by a vote of 24-16

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Massive reenactment of 1965 Selma march will focus on today’s battles

Unions are joining with civil rights and community partners in a massive re-enactment of the historic 1965 Alabama civil rights march.

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Group pushes misinformation about payday loan initiative

"Missourians for Equal Credit Opportunity" opposes the ballot initiative so much that it is spreading misinformation in an attempt to intimidate supporters.

Victory for equal marriage in the Evergreen State

Senators approved by a vote of 28 to 21 a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.  Four Republicans joined 24 Democrats in voting yes.

A “conservative solution to inequality,” or, what they really think

If that formulation just slapped you in the face with its open arrogance, Ferguson is just getting started.

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NAACP's Jealous keynotes National Lesbian and Gay Rights Task Force convention

Over 3,000 mostly young activists representing a rainbow of sexual orientation and ethnicities crowded into the Baltimore Hilton Hotel January 26-29 to learn ways to win LGBT rights.

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Freedom is a constant struggle: Birmingham's MLK march (with video)

Birmingham honors the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (video)

Panel sees progress on holding corporate execs accountable

The "say-on-pay" movement, holding corporate executives financially accountable for their risky decisions, is making progress.

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Marriage equality activists win victory for all families

At the Dec. 12 meeting of the Orlando City Commission, leaders voted unanimously to pass a Domestic Partner Registry.

One-third of nation in poverty or “near poverty”

A startling new study by the Census Bureau reveals that one in three Americans - 100 million people - live in poverty or near poverty.

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