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WATCH: Maltese Celebrate Civil Unions, Adoption Rights for Same-Sex Couples

Members of Parliament in the island nation of Malta approved legislation Monday granting same-sex couples the right to enter into a civil union and adopt children together. Featured Image: read more

ACLU supports HHS mandate against Wyoming Catholic groups

by Matthew Archbold April 16, 2014 (The Cardinal Newman Society) - The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to insert itself on the side of the government and against the Catholic organizations in Wyoming, including Wyoming Catholic College and a number of Catholic schools, that are resisting the HHS mandate, which…

Malta's Palace Square Explodes with Joy After Passage of Gay Civil Unions Law: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Heavily Catholic Malta passed an historic bill on Monday night legalizing gay civil unions. The Times of Malta reports: There was an explosion of cheers in Palace Square as the vote was taken - 37 in favour and 30 abstentions....

Malta legalizes same-sex civil unions as bill passes 37-0

by Hilary White VALLETTA, April 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a vote of 37 to 0, the Parliament of Malta yesterday passed a measure to allow same-sex partners to contract legal civil unions, with similar rights and responsibilities to natural marriage. Despite strong public opposition to the idea, the bill…

Power List 2014: ANTHONY ROMERO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Executive Director, ACLU, 48Romero defends Americans’ individual freedoms through his work at the American Civil Liberties Union. Since he took control of the organization right before 9/11, the ACLU has launched the Keep America Safe and Free campaign and the John Adams Project. Show More Summary

Today in history: The birth of the federal income tax

April 15, 1861: Following the Confederate shelling of Ft. Sumter, S.C., President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to join the Union Army. 92,000 did, and the Civil War — the most devastating war in American history — was on. Show More Summary

MICHIGAN: ACLU Sues For Recognition Of Existing Same-Sex Marriages

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

Via press release: The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan filed a lawsuit today to guarantee that the marriages of 300 same-sex couples performed last month are recognized by the state. The lawsuit was filed on behalf...Show More Summary

How the Connecticut Department of Children & Families is failing a trans girl of color

Editor’s note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund. Jessica is a 16 year-old transgender girl. She has been in and out of the foster care and juvenile [...]

Malta Expected to Pass Gay Civil Union Legislation Today

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Malta's parliament is expected to pass civil union legislation today, Europe Online reports: Efforts to pass the legislation, which has stirred a controversy in recent weeks, see Malta‘s Labour government delivering on a key electoral pledge. The opposition Nationalist Party...

Malta To Legalize Civil Unions

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

Via Malta Today: Today history will be written in Malta, when Parliament is expected to legalise civil unions. Same-sex couples will have the same rights and obligations as married persons of the opposite sex, including the possibility to adopt children. Show More Summary

Civil War on the Left, Part 4

(Steven Hayward) The Hill newspaper notes yesterday that “The Keystone pipeline has long been a source of friction between Democrats and labor unions.”  Well one union this week sent a letter to Democrats who publicly oppose Keystone...Show More Summary

Civil War on the Left, Part 3

(Steven Hayward) We know that labor unions are at odds with the Obama Administration over the Keystone XL pipeline and dislike some aspects of Obamacare, but might some of them actually go so far as to help re-elect a Republican governor in the key state of Ohio? Labor Split Boosts Ohio Governor By Kris Maher TOLEDO, Ohio—Gov. Show More Summary

NORTH CAROLINA: ACLU Files Lawsuit For Out-Of-State Marriage Recognition

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Just in from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation and the law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Ellis & Winters LLP have filed a new case in federal court on behalf of three married, same-sex couples seeking state recognition of their marriages. Show More Summary

Ted Olson and David Boies: 'We're Trying to Bring Equality to Every State in the Union' — VIDEO

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Prop 8 attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson were in Austin yesterday at the LBJ Civil Rights Summit and spoke to Andrea Mitchell about the fight for marriage equality in Virginia (the case they're currently leading) and the other cases...

MI school union contracts retain clauses for hiring based on race

By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential At least five public school districts have language in their union contracts that could be in violation of the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, which was passed in 2006 and bans discrimination in hiring based on race at public institutions. Some school districts, such as Ann Arbor, have tweaked...

Indiana GOP State Senator Mike Delph: 'Gays Don't Fight Fair'

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Indiana State Senator and Tea Party member Mike Delph was disappointed by the failed measure to get a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions on his state’s 2014 ballot. The contentious amendment, known as HJR-3, died in February...

Partnership for Public Service urges civil service reform; unions object

The Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit that focuses on federal employee issues, is calling for an overhaul of the federal civil service system. “Our nation’s civil service system is a relic of a bygone era,” said Max Stier, the Partnership’s president and CEO. In a report issued Tuesday, the Partnership and the Booz Allen […]

Maltese president refuses to sign bill allowing gay civil unions and expanding gay adoption

by Hilary White VALLETTA, Malta, March 31, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The president of Malta, George Abela, has created shockwaves by citing “moral grounds” in refusing to sign a bill that would create homosexual civil unions and allow same-sex partners to jointly adopt children in the tiny Mediterranean…

Texas Border County Sued for 105 Percent Voter Registration

A conservative-leaning nonprofit, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), recent;y filed a federal lawsuit over allegations that Zavala County is “failing to make a reasonable effort to conduct voter list maintenance programs.” The ACRU...Show More Summary

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