Illinois, which already offers civil unions to same-sex couples, has been quietly moving toward legalizing same-sex marriage, and it looks like marriage advocates may have the votes to get it done by the end of the month:With the end...Show More Summary
May 22, 1863 - Union forces under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks begins the siege of Port Hudson (right). Advancing in support of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Vicksburg Campaign, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks was tasked with capturing Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson, LA. Show More Summary
Today’s the day. Civil rights case pitting Sedlock v. Baird, parents v. school, religion v. yoga, goes on trial today in Encinitas, CA. The Sedlocks, parents of a child in the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) who have evangelical Christian roots and support, claim that free twice-weekly 30-minute yoga classes threaten religious freedom and, [...]Show More Summary
Man with a horn, ca. 1861-65. "Soldier in Union infantry uniform with saxhorn." Sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.
The ACLU has demanded Modern Family have a big gay wedding, according to a new campaign launched by the American Civil Liberties Union last week. The movement — which now has its own website — calls for two of the series leads to make their civil partnership official in an effort to draw more interest [...]Show More Summary
More Civil War cutups. "Unidentified men in Union uniforms, one pointing a revolver at another's head." Half-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.
1861-65. "Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms holding cigars in each other's mouths." Ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.
Robert Jones and Daniel Cox examine support for civil unions over time: The changing political composition of civil union supporters shows that the center of gravity of this debate has shifted significantly. The civil union option has moved from being a middle way dominated by political moderates a decade ago to one that is, today, most […]
A federal judge issued an injunction on Friday that blocks an Arkansas law to ban abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The temporary injunction was a response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The 12-week abortion ban was enacted by the state’s Republican-led Legislature. They enacted the law in March [...]Show More Summary
They've already kissed and they adopted a child on the very first episode, but the American Civil Liberties Union is looking for more from Cam and Mitchell on Modern Family. The organization wants this same-sex couple to get married. The...Show More Summary
May 18,1863 - Union forces begin the Siege of Vicksburg (right). Crossing the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg on April 29-30, 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee embarked on a stunning campaign which saw it win several battles before driving Lt. Show More Summary
Obstreperous unions, an embedded welfare, system and incompetent civil servants have been obvious impediments to austerity in Europe, but the real problem with austerity is that it is a dumb idea. Economic growth is necessary to getShow More Summary
She's suing the state. Here's the Tri-City Herald with details: A florist facing lawsuits from the Washington attorney general and the American Civil Liberties Union for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding has filed her...Show More Summary
Dear Mr. Secretary: We are writing to bring to your attention the deteriorating state of press freedom in Ethiopia, where you will attend this year's African Union Summit. A vibrant press and civil society is fundamental to hold governments accountable and to ensure long-term development and stability. Show More Summary
The American Civil Liberties Union has launched an online petition in the form of a wedding guest list in an effort to urge Modern Family ’s producers to have the show’s gay couple tie the knot. Two of the show’s main characters are Mitchell...Show More Summary
As state legislatures around the country move to enact marriage equality and civil unions, an anti-gay Christian legal and policy coalition calling itself the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has become a ubiquitous presence at committee hearings. But their misleading testimony in defense of the right to discriminate has done virtually nothing to advance their cause [...]
The bridge is yours. -Teal Sherer is Kickstarting a second season of the very funny My Gimpy Life. -This is your brain on television. -The American Civil Liberties Union wants Modern Family‘s Mitch and Cam to get married. -Shakira’s heading out ofThe Voice. -If you have $10,500, you can have a Night’s Watch Watch.
Although same-sex marriage legislation has not yet passed in Brazil's Congress, all notary publics must now register same-sex civil unions as marriages if the couple requests it.
ACLU Action, a new initiative of the American Civil Liberties Union, has launched a campaign pressuring ABC and the producers of the sitcom "Modern Family" to make a gay-wedding episode for the characters Cam and Mitchell. They created...Show More Summary
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a Freedom of Information Act Request from the Justice Department to examine the Obama Administration’s...