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Pope Applauds Mexico’s Anti-Gay Hate Rally

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Associated Press reports: After having remained quiet while Italy debated civil unions for same-sex couples in May, on Sunday Pope Francis expressed support for the Mexican bishops in their efforts to support the “family and life” amid a burgeoning national debate over gay marriage. Show More Summary

The Latest: Elections chief questions ruling on voter purge

Ohio's elections chief says a federal appeals court ruling effectively forces the swing state to place voters who have died or moved on its registration lists. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the public advocacy groupShow More Summary

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet Will Send Same-Sex Marriage Bill to Congress in 2017 – VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet has said she intends to send a bill legalizing same-sex marriage to Congress in the first half of 2017. Same-sex civil unions became legal in Chile last October. RELATED: Chilean President Signs Bill...Show More Summary

Appeals court: Ohio elections chief wrongly purged voters

A federal appeals court says Ohio's elections chief has been wrongfully removing eligible voters from the swing state's registration list. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the public … Click to Continue »

For the Sake of Privacy, Pardon Snowden

Timothy Edgar: The American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International have launched a campaign calling for President Obama to pardon former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. I support that campaign, but not because I simply see Snowden as a hero and the NSA as a villain. Show More Summary

The ACLU Is Suing Kim Davis For $233,058 In Court Costs

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Kim Davis, the infamous Rowan County Clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality, was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in federal court Mond...

Connecticut State Police Caught on Camera Fabricating Evidence Against a Protester

State police in Connecticut are facing a lawsuit after accidentally recording themselves conspiring to fabricate evidence against a protester. The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT) filed the suit on Sept. 15, a year after Michael Picard was arrested for protesting near a DUI checkpoint in West Hartford, Ct. The three officers named in […]

WATCH: Mayor Officiates Rome’s First Ever Same-Sex Civil Union

last weekLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi officiated the first ever same-sex civil union to take place there, three months after a law recognizing them came into effect. Italy became the last European Union member to accept such unions. Luca de Sario, 30, and Francisco Raffaele Villarusso, 43, were initially planning on having their ceremony in Spain. Related: Italy’s [...]

Rome’s First Same-Sex Civil Union Officiated By Mayor

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

A gay couple became the first in Rome to enter into a civil union over the weekend after Italy voted to legalize same-sex civil unions earlier this year.

Rome Mayor Officiates City’s First Same-Sex Civil Union: WATCH

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi officiated the city’s first same-sex civil union on Saturday. Luca de Sario and Francisco Raffaele Villarusso had moved to Spain and considered entering into the union there. However, they moved back to Italy after a law all… Read The post Rome Mayor Officiates City’s First Same-Sex Civil Union: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Ariz. settles final issues in legal fight over immigration bill

last weekNews : USAToday: News

The state entered into agreement with a coalition of civil-rights organizations led by the American Civil Liberties Union over the last disp...        

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Gabrielle Union is carrying Nate Parker’s water in the wake of her powerful essay on him being accused of rape. On Marc Jacobs having white models with locs in his NYFW show. Sandra Bland’s family settles civil suit for $1.9million. Little Miss Flint captures how we all feel about Trump in this picture. In response […]

Where’s the South?

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

What states make up what Americans consider “The South”? It’s not so much climate as it is culture. I live in Kentucky, which was a slave state before the Civil War, but stayed with the Union. The people here speak with an accent that is more hillbilly than southern drawl. Show More Summary

Formal protections against harassment in housing put in place on anniversary of Violence Against Women Act

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was especially excited about the nuisance guideline, as some cities currently punish renters who call 911 by evicting them.

ACLU seeks an Obama pardon for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and others will launch a campaign asking President Obama to pardon internet privacy advocate and notorious whistleblower, Edward Snowden....Show More Summary

ACLU Loses Attempt to Force Catholic Hospital to Refer Patients for Abortions

A Catholic hospital in Michigan will not be forced to recommend abortions to patients after a federal court rejected a woman’s lawsuit on Thursday. Tamesha Means, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2013 after she claimed a Catholic hospital failed to present abortion […]

Aruba Approves Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The country's parliament voted to approve changing the civil code on Thursday.

ARUBA: Parliament Approves Civil Unions

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Some pleasant news to end a day otherwise full of hate. Via the Associated Press: Lawmakers in Aruba have voted to grant same-sex couples the right to register their unions and receive benefits granted to married people on the Dutch Caribbean island. Show More Summary

Bullied child, 7, handcuffed for crying, suit says

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri has filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a Kansas City elementary student it says was handcuffed for crying and screaming … Click to Continue »

Native Americans Protesting Pipeline Attacked By “Goon Squad” Using Dogs And Pepper Spray

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor. In a shameful and terrible scene reminiscent of police attacks against civil rights advocates and union busting of the 1920’s, the Dakota Access pipeline company dispatched its “goon squad??? which unleashed attack dogs and pepper spray, injuring several Native American protesters. Show More Summary

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