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PayPal Endorses Landmark Equality Act

HRC hailed PayPal for becoming the latest company to announce public support for the newly-introduced Equality Act, a landmark federal bill that would guarantee explicit, permanent protections for LGBT people from discrimination in many of the most important aspects of their lives.

Critical Legislation Introduced To Protect LGBT Pennsylvanians From Discrimination

The Pennsylvania Fairness Act would protect LGBT people from discrimination at work, in housing, and in public places

Jeffrey Rosen NYT Book Review of Berman Voting Rights Book

It concludes with a note on race and party: In 2014, the first election since 1965 without the preclearance protections of the Voting Rights Act, voters in 14 states faced new voting restrictions adopted by mostly Republican legislatures, including a … Continue reading ?

California Basin Directs Water to Protect Klamath River Salmon

As the California drought carries on, a federal agency has acted decisively to protect its resident salmon population. In 2002, tens of thousands of adult salmon died out due to Read More The post California Basin Directs Water to Protect Klamath River Salmon appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Lawmakers act to make cheerleading a sport in California

The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would eventually classify competitive cheerleading in high school as a sport so it would receive the same recognition and regulations that protect the safety of other athletes.

On HBO’s Last Week Tonight: GOP Candidates Duck on the Equality Act

Polling shows that Americans will oppose candidates who are against Equality Act protections.

WATCH: John Oliver Explains the Equality Act

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

John Oliver targeted LGBT nondiscrimination laws Sunday night and explained to his audience why proposed federal legislation that would provide protections over multiple categories was necessary. The Equality Act would ban discrimination...Show More Summary

John Oliver rips into anti-LGBT baker and urges Congress to pass national Equality Act

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

On HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver urged the federal government to codify LGBT rights on a federal level, pointing out the patchwork of protections given to LGBT people depended upon which state they live in. Oliver began by noting that at the recent GOP debate, Ohio Governor John...

Corps Don't Have to Disclose Their Conflict Minerals, Bloody Hands

The D.C. Circuit has once again struck down a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which required companies to disclose if their products used conflict minerals. Conflict minerals, gold, tantalum, tin, and tungsten, are the less shiny cousins of blood diamonds. They generally come from......

Civil Rights, Religious Groups Ask Obama: Fix Bush-Era Changes to Religious Freedom Act

The act was signed into law by President Clinton in 1993, then reinterpreted in a 2007 memo by Bush administration lawyers to offer protection to religious organizations that discriminated in hiring. read more

As Wildfires Rage, Dogs Seen Protecting Body Of Fawn

KAMIAH, Idaho (AP) -- Among the images of destruction that have come from the wildfires tearing up the West is one showing an act of kindness by a family of dogs in Idaho. The photo, taken in wildfire-ravaged Kamiah by Louis Armstrong...Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit Panel Eviscerates 2014 'En Banc' Decision That Protects CAFA Removal Rights

Congress adopted the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) in 2005 in response to concerns that plaintiffs’ lawyers were gaming the system to prevent removal of class actions and “mass actions” (lawsuits with more than 100 named plaintiffs) from state court to federal court. CAFA provided state-court defendants the option of [...]

The Connection Between Tourism and Elephant Abuse in India

India is said to have the best wildlife protection laws in the world. And it's partly true: the country's Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 is benchmark legislation for the protection of wildlife--a global model. At least in words, anyway; actual enforcement of the law has been a different story altogether. Show More Summary

Brandis' changes to environmental laws will defang the watchdogs

Repealing section 487 of the Environmental Protection Act will effectively preclude environmental groups from acting on behalf of affected communities and from performing their important function as a watchdog.

Pelosi addresses workplace issues at Amazon campus

Pelosi visited the Amazon campus in Seattle on Tuesday to discuss the Equality Act, which would guarantee explicit, permanent protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. [...] she also noted House Democrats' efforts to promote fair pay, paid leave, child care and retirement security for women.

How Dick Cheney Kicked off an Era of Cancer Clusters and Eco-Disasters from Fracking

The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which holds the Halliburton Loophole, exempts oil and gas firms from environmental protection laws. This past Saturday, marked a notable 10th anniversary. But it was certainly nothing to celebrate. Ten years ago, President George W. Show More Summary

‘Reform EU Cloud Protection Rules Or Risk Missing Out On Billions Of Euros’ Worth Of Revenue’

The European Union economy stands to miss out on the benefits of cloud technology, as legislative measures across the individual Member States act to prevent businesses from using cloud services on an EU-wide level.

Protecting Democracy in an Era of Voter Suppression

Lessons from an ACLU lawyer fighting North Carolina’s attacks on voting. This piece was originally posted on ACSblog. Just days before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we completed a three-week trial challenging North Carolina’s sweeping anti-voter law.  In 2013, soon after the U.S. Show More Summary

Guam Takes Step Against LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

Guam’s legislature passed The Guam Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2015. The new law extends critical workplace protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and veteran status.

Relativity Bankruptcy: 'Act of Valor' Owner Wishes to Protect License Fees, Sequel Rights

Buyers are put on notice they'll only get 30 days to negotiate rights for the follow-up to a surprise hit. read more

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