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Bermuda Rejects Marriage Equality and Civil Unions in Invalid Referendum

The British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, a collection of small North Atlantic islands, held a non-binding referendum on marriage equality and same-sex civil unions on Thursday. The Royal Gazette reported today that voters rejected both options by 69 percent and 63 percent, respectively. Show More Summary

Countries that could be next after Britain voted to leave the E.U.

There was no lack of doomsday rhetoric before Britain’s referendum on E.U. membership. European Council President Donald Tusk warned that Britain leaving the European Union could seriously threaten “Western political civilization.” Now, those fears have been stunningly amplified by the decision of British voters to break away. Show More Summary

Large Majority Reject Bermuda Same-Sex Marriage in Voter Referendum: VIDEO

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A large majority of voters in Bermuda rejected same-sex marriage and civil unions in a referendum held yesterday. Sixty-nine percent voted against same-sex marriage while 63 percent voted against civil unions. However, The Royal Gazette reports that… Read The post Large Majority Reject Bermuda Same-Sex Marriage in Voter Referendum: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Democrats vs. The ACLU

It’s hard to think of an organization that embodies mainstream liberalism better than the American Civil Liberties Union does. So to a casual political observer, it may come as something of a surprise that the ACLU is strictly opposed...Show More Summary

ACLU: That Collins Gun Control Amendment Is Terrible

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which isn't exactly known for being a bastion of conservative thought, had some pretty harsh words for...

Court rules against Cleveland's attempt to restrict protests outside Republican National Convention

Restrictions on speeches and parades outside next month's Republican National Convention were struck down by a federal judge Thursday as unconstitutional. The city of Cleveland was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Cleveland; a liberal group, Organize Ohio; and a conservative group,...

In the Science of Civilizations, Brexit Is the European Union’s Reckoning

Scientists who study long term trends in civilizations say the Brexit vote is a symptom of larger problems within the European Union. The post In the Science of Civilizations, Brexit Is the European Union's Reckoning appeared first on WIRED.

The Modern Struggle Over Anti-Trans Bathroom Laws Has Its Roots in Decades of Title VII Fights

Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work, written by Gillian Thomas, senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project, goes beyond cases that helped shape workplace anti-discrimination policies. Show More Summary

Philadelphia: No crackdown on Democratic convention protests

City officials tell the American Civil Liberties Union in a letter that permit requirements will remain in effect for the July 25-28 convention, but "there is no intended 'crackdown' on un-permitted protesting." [...] they say permits...Show More Summary

L.A. County won't appeal ruling striking cross from county seal

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday not to appeal a judge's ruling that will strike a cross from the county seal. In April, a federal court judge sided with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and a group of religious leaders and scholars of various faiths who sued...

Bermuda to Hold Non-Binding Referendum on Marriage Equality and Civil Unions on Thursday

The British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, a collection of small North Atlantic islands, will hold a non-binding referendum on marriage equality and same-sex civil unions on Thursday. Since the results will be non-binding, the government will not be required to take action based on the results. Show More Summary

Cleveland: RNC protest rules in line with other conventions

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sued the city in federal court last week on behalf of two groups that claim rules and restrictions on protests within the event zone covering downtown Cleveland would infringe on people's free speech rights.

“Altered States of the Union” anthology shows what America could be

Have you ever wondered what could have been? What if Key West seceded from the mainland? If the state of Wyoming ended up in the middle of Pennsylvania? If freed slaves were given the state of Mississippi after the Civil War? Perhaps you would like a Brief Explanation as to how Budapest became the Taco […]

Brexit could lead to a dead end for Nationalism, not Irish Unity

3 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Decision time is upon us, in just a few days we will have to decide whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union. In Northern Ireland, we have had a much more civil and even tempered campaign than the one we have seen across the water. Like the rest of the more...

ACLU Petitions NY State Senate To Pass Diversity Bill For TV Writers And Directors

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is petitioning for a bill that will provide tax relief to television shows filmed in New York who employ women and people of color as writers and directors. The push for such legislation was

Texas is trying to hide the devastating impact of restrictive abortion laws: ACLU

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Each year, for the past two decades, the Texas Department of State Health Services has released statistics and information on abortions in the state in March. But now, the Texas American Civil Liberties Union is alleging the department is purposefully dragging its feet to hide the 2014 data. “Under...

Q&A: Why groups are suing Cleveland over RNC protest rules

CLEVELAND (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has sued Cleveland on behalf of a homeless organization and two groups planning marches during next month's Republican National Convention, alleging the city's rules for protests violate free speech rights. [...]Show More Summary

Why Britons will still probably vote to remain in Europe

The bar for what most people would call intelligent and civil political debate clearly has been lowered during Britain’s European Union referendum campaign, but the push and pull in the final stretch is going as one might expect, and suggests the Remain camp will prevail, although by a much narrower margin than anyone thought it might.

ACLU: Texas Department of Health Is ‘Concealing Abortion Statistics’

The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding in a letter to the Texas Department of State Health Services commissioner that the agency make those statistics available to the public. The post ACLU: Texas Department of Health Is ‘Concealing Abortion Statistics’ appeared first on Rewire.

ACLU Sues Cleveland Over Insane Rules Put In Place For The GOP Convention

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a lawsuit against the City of Cleveland based on the list of insane and flat out untenable rules placed on a 3 mile square "Event Zone" for the 3 day period of the Republican NationalShow More Summary

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