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Montana Polygamist Fights To Legitimize His Family — Is Polygamy The Next Civil Rights Issue?

Is polygamy the new same-sex marriage? One polygamist in Montana seems to think it should be. With an argument based in the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision to recognize all unions, Nathan Collier marched into his county clerk’s office seeking a marriage license for his second wife. Show More Summary

Kentucky Clerk Sued For Not Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A Kentucky clerk is being sued after she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex couples legally marry. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a lawsuitShow More Summary

Same-sex Kentucky couples sue clerk for refusing to issue marriage licenses

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that four couples are suing Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, for refusing to issue them marriage licenses, The Associated Press reports. Two of the couples are of the same sex. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of all four couples. The Supreme...

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

yesterdayLGBT / 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

Italian Minister Goes on Hunger Strike for Civil Unions

Openly gay Ivan Scalfarotto says he will not eat until the inequality ends. read more

Italy minister goes on hunger strike to urge civil unions for gay couples

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A junior minister in the Italian government has gone on hunger strike in a protest aimed at speeding up moves to introduce civil unions for gay couples. Ivan Scalfarotto, 49, said in his blog he was aiming to force discussion of the issue into the mainstream and rally the support of “all...

Historically Accurate Civil War Uniforms for Dogs

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Dogs of Gettysburg) Well, technically speaking, dogs on either side usually did not wear regulation uniforms. But if you want your pooch to look like a Union or Confederate soldier with the precision that a Civil War reenactor would appreciate, then Stephanie Honodel can outfit your dog. Show More Summary

'We Won This Round': Satanic Temple Claims Victory After Oklahoma 10 Commandments Ruling

2 days agoNews : Vice News

The American Civil Liberties Union is pleased and the Satanic Temple is claiming victory after the decision the Oklahoma Supreme Court made Tuesday that a 6-foot statue of the 10 Commandments must be removed from the capitol grounds....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.

Is America ready to deal with slavery, or just continue to miss the point?

At the Civil War military park in Fredericksburg, Va., chief historian John Hennessy stood on a bluff overlooking the Rappahannock River. In 1862, he said, pointing, Union troops stormed across the waters into Fredericksburg, a Confederate stronghold under the command of Gen. Robert E. Lee.Read full article >>

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...

Guide Shows Teachers How To Talk With Kids About Gay Marriage

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The largest American LGBT civil rights organization and the largest teacher's union want to help educators talk to kids about gay marriage. The educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the National Education Association on Friday released a guide for educators to talk with students about marriage equality. Show More Summary

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

Civil War reenactors conflicted over Confederate flag debate: ‘Long story short, it’s complicated’

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

If you’re looking for simple answers about the Confederate flag’s place in contemporary America, don’t ask a Civil War reenactor. “Long story short, it’s complicated,” said Mark Edmondson, who played a Union infantryman at a reenactment event in suburban Chicago over the...

All Eyes Now on Australian Marriage Equality

Australia, which currently allows civil unions between same sex couples, is the next country with an opportunity to approve nationwide marriage equality.

Apple pulls games with Confederate flag artwork from App Store

It’s been over 150 years since the South lost to the Union army in the American Civil War, but only recently has the call to finally remove the Confederate Flag from public places picked up steam. Now Apple is getting … Read more ›

Transgender students face harassment in NY schools: report

last weekNews : NY Daily News

A scathing New York Civil Liberties Union report published Wednesday revealed harassment of transgender students in classrooms statewide.

REPORT: Civil Rights Group Accuses N.Y. Schools of Illegal Treatment of Trans Students

The New York Civil Liberties Union says its new report exposes illegal treatment of transgender and gender-nonconforming students throughout the state. read more

Confederate flags removed from base of memorial in Union County

Tuesday afternoon officials in Union County removed multiple Confederate flags from the base of the Civil War Memorial on the grounds of the historic Union County Courthouse. The flags were taken away after Union County Democratic Party Chair Nancy Rorie emailed county officials requesting that the flags be removed. In her email she wrote:

Presidential Hopeful Jim Webb Defends Confederate Soldiers

Webb called on Americans to remember honorable Civil War soldiers, "including slave holders in the Union Army"

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