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Religious Liberty, Marriage & Liberal Protestants vs. Ecumenical Consensus In the United Methodist Church

These bishops completely ignore that United Methodism officially affirms laws in civil society defining marriage as the union of man and woman.

Snowden’s Lawyer: ‘I Don't Hesitate to Say He's a Hero’

Crowds gathered Thursday at the University of the District of Columbia law school for a lecture given by Ben Wizner, director of the the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Wizner also represents NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden.

New York School District Sued for Denying Education to Refugees

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal class action lawsuit saying that public schools in Utica, New York have been violating state law by denying refugees the opportunity to earn a high school diploma.

ACLU Lawsuit Wants Catholic Charities To Provide Abortions To Illegal Immigrant Children

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in what some see as an effort to force religious groups to provide abortions to illegal immigrants. The ACLU reportedly wants unaccompanied illegal immigrant children in the care of Catholic charities to have access to abortions and birth control. Show More Summary

Emotional Pop Culture Supercut Of Road To Marriage Equality Includes 'Golden Girls' And 'Glee': VIDEO

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union has posted a video tracking pop culture's journey towards same-sex marriage

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/21

Terry Alford, Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth (Oxford University Press, 2015). Lisa T. Frank, The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers…

Democrats' Civil War Over Free Trade

The most important trade bill in a decade has pitted Harry Reid against President Barack Obama. Liberal Democrat Rosa DeLauro against moderate Democrat Ron Kind. Labor unions against pro-business Democrats. And Elizabeth Warren against...Show More Summary

Desperate anti-gay movement's latest attempt to dehumanize: Gay unions harm straight kids

last weekLGBT / Gay : Good As You

It's no longer enough for the losing marriage discrimination movement to claim that civil parity for certain kinds of couples—couples who have long existed, formed bonds, and formed families, regardless of equal marriage rights—is damaging to our own lives and...

UPSC Civil Service Mains Results 2014 Declared

UPSC Civil Service Mains Results 2014 UPSC Civil Service Mains results 2014 were declared by the Union Public Service Commission on its official website. UPSC had conducted mains examination on December 14, 2014. The personality test of successful candidates is likely to commence from April 27. Show More Summary

ACLU, PETA Foundation Settle Lawsuit Against School District’s Treatment of Teacher

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Foundation have settled a lawsuit on behalf of teacher Keith Allison against... The post ACLU, PETA Foundation Settle Lawsuit Against School District’s Treatment of Teacher appeared first on PETA.

Civil Union Bill Signed into Law in Chile

Today, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, signed a civil unions bill into law.

Chilean President Signs Bill Legalizing Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a bill into law legalizing same-sex civil unions, the Washington Blade reports: “The civil union law is a vindication in the struggle for sexual diversity rights,” said Bachelet during the signing ceremony that took...

CHILE: President Signs Civil Unions Bill

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

Via the Washington Blade: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Monday signed a bill into law that will allow gays and lesbians in the South American country to enter into civil unions. “The civil union law is a vindication in the struggle...Show More Summary

Concerns surface over Homeland Security's license-plate reader proposal [w/video]

A Homeland Security plan to use a national database of license-plate reader data for investigative purposes is drawing criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union, which says the proposal doesn't do enough to protect the privacy of law-abiding Americans. Show More Summary

Fall of the South: Lee Surrenders

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Rememberinglincoln, Wikimedia Commons For the next few weeks, we'll be covering the final days of the Civil War exactly 150 years later. This is the eighth installment of the series.  April 9, 1865: Lee Surrenders  The Union breakthrough...Show More Summary

Ex-cop accused of stealing rare Civil War documents

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

An ex-police sergeant stole rare Civil War documents worth $500,000 from his father-in-law, a descendant of a staff aide to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, new Manhattan court papers...

Civil War Remembered in Photos and Letters of Brooklyn Soldiers

On April 9, 1865, 150 years ago today, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered in Virginia to the Union’s Commanding General, Ulysses S. Grant, marking the official end of the four-year American Civil War. It was the war that “determined...Show More Summary

ACLU Sues to Force Catholic Bishops to Push Abortions on Children of Illegal Immigrants

The pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Obama administration for documents it says will show that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is restricting access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant children. Show More Summary

EU Politicians Say: Don't Undermine Data Protection Rules With TAFTA/TTIP -- And Stop The Mass Surveillance

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The mosaic of interlocking political, economic and civil society groups at multiple levels -- local, national, regional and continental -- makes decision-making within the European Union extremely complex. That means the European Parliament's...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Cakes: The Real Truth About Colorado's Cake Wars

Colorado has been ground zero for the "cake wars," a seemingly trivial conflict with some serious principles at stake. Since the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defends religious liberty, freedom of speech, marriage equality and...Show More Summary

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