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ACLU Sues Kentucky County Clerk Who Stopped Issuing Marriage Licenses To All Couples: VIDEO

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The other day we told you how a few county clerks in Kentucky stopped issuing marriage licenses to all couples to avoid issuing them to same-sex couples. Now, the ACLU has filed a federal class action lawsuit against one of those clerks, Kim Davis (b… The post ACLU Sues Kentucky County Clerk Who Stopped Issuing Marriage Licenses To All Couples: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

KENTUCKY: ACLU Sues County Clerk For Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses

10 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky today filed a lawsuit on behalf of four Rowan County couples, two same-gender couples and two opposite-gender couples, denied marriage licenses by County Clerk Kim Davis. Show More Summary

Four Kentucky Couples Sue Clerk for Refusing to Issue Gay Marriage License

On Thursday evening, the ACLU announced four same-sex couples had sued a Kentucky clerk for refusing to issue them marriage licenses, the Associated Press reports. The Supreme Court struck down a state-level gay marriage ban last week, effectively legalizing it across the U.S. Show More Summary

NYPD Needs More Than Rainbows to Show its Support for LGBT Rights

When the Supreme Court ruled for full marriage equality Friday, the New York Police Department joined the ACLU and the throngs of other groups that turned their logos rainbow. But that support of the LGBT community does not extend to...Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Over Unconstitutional ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana yesterday announced plans to challenge Governor Bobby Jindal‘s “Marriage and Conscience Order” legislation. The ACLU – along with Forum for Equality Foundation and six individua… The post ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Over Unconstitutional ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill appeared first on Towleroad.

ACLU Joins FFRF in Opposition to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The long overdue celebration over the decision that makes gay marriage just marriage overshadowed an important piece of news for the secular movement. On June 25, the ACLU announced that it would no longer support the Religious Freedom Restoration Act -- the federal law Hobby Lobby used to successfully challenge the contraception provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

If Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments Monument is Illegal, Where Will The Satanic Temple’s Baphomet Statue Go Now?

We learned this morning that the Ten Commandments statue on the Oklahoma Capitol Grounds was declared unconstitutional by the state's Supreme Court. While the ACLU's lawsuit had been in the court system for years, one of the more interesting side-stories was that members of The Satanic Temple wanted to put up a monument honoring their beliefs. Show More Summary

-ACLU: Will Not Defend Religious Freedom of Christians

The ACLU recently announced that they would no longer defend and support the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) specifically because they claim that the RFRA is now used as a tool of discrimination. What they are really saying is that they will not support the religious liberty of conservative Christians who oppose same-sex marriage. […]

ACLU: RFRAs are great except when they protect Christians

The American Civil Liberties Union no longer believes in civil liberties for all. It now believes in civil liberties for...

Black Americans Won't Stop Being Poorer Unless Banks Stop Discriminating

lack Americans have always been at greater risk during housing market declines, and home equity comprises more of their overall wealth. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued a report this month that reveals stark disparities...Show More Summary

ACLU: We're Not Defending RFRA Anymore

In the wake of the Obergefell v. Hodges  ruling by the Supreme Court, which asserted that there is a constitutional right to gay marriage...


ACLU: WHY WE CAN NO LONGER SUPPORT THE FEDERAL ‘RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ LAW: Shorter ACLU: we liked RFRA more when it was used to help people we naturally sympathize with, not icky Christians. — Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) June 27, 2015  

LGBTQ and Repro Advocates Unite For Reproductive Freedom

On Tuesday, June 23rd, National LGBTQ Task Force’s Rea Carey, joined leaders of NARAL Pro-Choice America and ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, along with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and small business owner, Khalid Pitts of Cork Market for a press conference at local Cork Market. All banded together to speak out against the recent Congressional […]

News Fix: Supreme Court Backs Fair Housing Act and Affordable Care Act and More News Stories

Jennicet Gutiérrez of FAMILIA TQLM ejected from a White House reception for speaking out about LGBT detainees, Mo'ne Davis is drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters, a new report from the ACLU about the wealth gap between black and white Americans, court cases regarding witches, and more!

The housing market's new pain: Rising inequality

An ACLU report finds a sharp disparity in home values among cities, with the rich easily outpacing the poor

If Women Ran Hollywood with Margaret Cho

last weekHumor : Funny or Die

If Women Ran Hollywood with Margaret Cho 3:44 What would it be like if women ran the writers room of the hottest new network sitcom? Submitted by: Funny Or Die Regular Keywords: If Women Ran Hollywood aclu feminist hollywood feminism hollywood the duff and the dilf duff dilf men as props man with catchphrase men are objects all female writers room Views: 33

ACLU: Black Homeowners Unjustly Preyed Upon by Banks Before Great Recession

last weekNews : Truthdig

Jeff Turner / (CC BY 2.0) Banks knowingly took advantage of black homeowners in issuing sub-prime mortgages before the Great Recession, a report by the American Civil Liberties Union finds. The notorious loans are widely acknowledged...Show More Summary

The Progress We've Made Is Vulnerable, Unless We Act to Protect Future Generations

The distance between my position as an ACLU lawyer and my mother working in the fields of South Carolina in the 1920s seems enormous. My parents were able to claw their way into the middle class by taking advantage of a GI Bill loan, earned through my father's service in the segregated army of World War II, and by both of them working hard. Show More Summary

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