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Civil Rights

Michigan’s Evolving Republican Governor Backs LGBT Protections

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:03 PM June 4, 2014
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Michigan’s Republican governor, Rick Snyder, has come out in favor of adding LGBT protections to Michigan’s existing civil rights law.

News

The New Civil Rights Movement Wins ‘Outstanding Blog’ at GLAAD Media Awards

by David Badash ● 6:13 PM May 5, 2014
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The New Civil Rights Movement, an online news and opinion site, has been honored with a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Blog.”

News

Yet Another GOP Congressman Suggests Civil Rights Act Is Unconstitutional (Video)

by David Badash ● 12:46 PM April 15, 2014
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U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, a freshman Tea Party Republican elected in 2012 to serve the people of Florida’s 3rd district, isn’t sure if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is constitutional.

News

Mozilla Mounts Major Social Media Defense: CEO Brendan Eich Wasn’t Fired, He Quit

by David Badash ● 5:34 PM April 4, 2014
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Mozilla has handled this incredibly poorly from the very start. And now they’re forced to mount a social media defense on Facebook and Twitter to correct the record and stress that Eich quit on his own, he wasn’t fired.

Civil Rights

Perkins: Putin Annexed Crimea And US Economy Will Fail Because Obama Let Gays Into Military

by David Badash ● 12:53 PM March 19, 2014
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Let’s take a fun look at Tony Perkins’ theory on the intersection of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the fall of the U.S. economy, and Vladimir Putin marching into Crimea.

News

The World Must Watch This Brutal Video Of Gay Men Being Beaten By Russian Neo-Nazis

by David Badash ● 8:49 AM February 5, 2014
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Human Rights Watch has compiled several clips from the many, many videos posted online, which document neo-Nazi thugs violently brutalizing and humiliating gay men in Russia.

Celebrities

On Our Radar – The Passing Of A Civil Rights Legend

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:05 AM February 2, 2014
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Michigan State University. Student Union. Sitting on the floor in my bell-bottom jeans and my American flag T-shirt, next to the cute long-haired boy in the faded army jacket – singing “We Shall Overcome.” Today the Civil Rights legacy of Pete Seeger is On Our Radar.

Celebrities

On Our Radar – An Overdue Thank You To Pamela Karlan

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:44 AM December 29, 2013
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A genuine hero of the fight for marriage equality is leaving to champion voter rights. Let’s take a moment to say thank you and wish her well. Today, Pamela Karlan is On Our Radar.

Civil Rights

Update: Catholic Hospital Refuses To Allow Woman To Visit Her Same-Sex Partner

by David Badash ● 12:04 PM November 14, 2013
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A woman who took her same-sex partner to the hospital is being refused the right to visit her by a Catholic hospital in Indiana.

Discrimination

Breaking: Court Blocks ‘Stop And Frisk’ Decision In Win For Bloomberg And NYPD

by David Badash ● 4:45 PM October 31, 2013
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A federal court of appeals dealt privacy and freedom advocates two deep blows minutes ago when it blocked a federal judge’s ruling in a pivotal New York City “stop and frisk” case.

Bigotry Watch

Gay Rights Have Nothing To Do With Civil Rights, Because, Ellen DeGeneres, Says Conservative

by David Badash ● 12:42 PM September 23, 2013
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A conservative religious author and anti-gay activist says that gay rights have nothing to do with civil rights, and points to Ellen DeGeneres as proof.

Civil Rights

Sally Ride And Bayard Rustin To Be Awarded Presidential Medals Of Freedom

by David Badash ● 5:45 PM August 8, 2013
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Two LGBT icons, Sally Ride and Bayard Rustin, are among the sixteen American heroes whom President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Civil Rights

GOP Congressman Compares Civil Rights To ‘Various Lizards And So Many Other Insects’

by David Badash ● 12:28 PM July 25, 2013
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Louie Gohmert is under fire today for comparing the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities to animals and insects in a congressional committee hearing.

Civil Rights

The Gay After Tomorrow

by Frank Bua, Guest Author ● 1:39 PM June 16, 2013
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The LGBT community’s journey for equality will continue beyond the Supreme Court. In the end, it is the court of public opinion that matters most, and we are doing pretty well there.

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