Chilean Legislature Approves Bill to Allow Civll Unions to All Couples read more
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is tracking millions of Americans using automatic license plate readers, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) revealed this week. While the DEA states its intention is to seize cars and assets of...Show More Summary
Rome's City Council approved the establishment of a register for civil unions on Thursday in a vote of 32-10 with one abstention, The Local reports: The long-awaited move was welcomed by (Mayor Ignazio) Marino (pictured) as aligning the Italian capital...
Equality-minded Romans are celebrating an important victory in the march toward equal recognition of same-sex relationships, despite opposition from the Vatican and the national government. read more
Same-sex civil unions are set to become the law in Chile after the Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill passed by the House last week that President Michelle Bachelet (pictured) has said she will sign, the Washington...
Via the Washington Blade: A bill that would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions in Chile on Wednesday received final approval in the South American country’s Congress. The Chilean Senate approved the measure by a 25-6 vote margin with three abstentions. Show More Summary
News from Chile, as well as Idaho, and more. The post Equality news round-up: Chile civil unions bill passes, and more appeared first on Equality On Trial.
"At last Rome has adopted a register of civil unions. It is a long-awaited result which puts our city more and more in the forefront of the rights of individuals and the recognition of emotional ties, stable and durable. Today the capital of Italy gives the signal that, in this city, love is the same for everyone. Show More Summary
It’s not just auto lenders and police who track plates: The Drug Enforcement Administration has collected 343 million records since 2008. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the DEA’s National License Plate Recognition program...Show More Summary
Walter Olson Per documents released in response to FOIA requests from the American Civil Liberties Union, the federal government has built a large database using automatic license-plate readers to enable tracking of vehicles in realShow More Summary
A clue about civil unions versus marriage on a Jeopardy! episode this week appears to indicate support for the latter. read more
Joe Jervis (himself working from a Slate story) tips us to this, a mocking answer from a recent edition of the high-minded game show Jeopardy!: Jeopardy! Mocks Civil Unions [J.M.G.] The pointed tone is clear. And it's just an appetizer...
President Obama spent only a few moments of his State of the Union this week talking about the National Security Agency and civil liberties. A year before, he’d promised to “end” Section 215, the N.S.A.’s most controversial surveillance...Show More Summary
Via Slate: You might not typically think of Jeopardy! as a source of opinion on the hot-button political issues of the day, but on the Jan. 21 edition of the game show, a saucy clue challenged that perception. Under a category called...Show More Summary
A statement titled “State of the Black Union: The Shadow of Crisis has NOT Passed” was signed by a coalition of civil rights groups. Continue reading ? The post Activists stage online State of the Union for marginalized voices appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
HUSTLER Magazine publisher Larry Flynt has filed a lawsuit seeking to know the method of execution of the serial killer who paralyzed him in a 1978 assassination attempt. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of Larry Flynt who is very opposed to the death penalty and execution of convicted serial killer […]
The Chilean House of Representatives has passed a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, The Washington Blade reports: “People of the same-sex will have the opportunity to demonstrate that they have the right to be happy,” said...
Last night, President Obama spoke three words never explicitly said before in a State of the Union address: “lesbian,” “bisexual” and “transgender.” At the same time the president reaffirmed his commitment to marriage equality calling it a “civil right,” only days after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to rule on whether gay marriage bans […]
The European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights is reporting that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has voted to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage
Yesterday Macedonia's legislature overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and made it more difficult to legalize civil unions in the future. The amendment defines that “marriage shall be a life union solelyShow More Summary