Tag Archives: Civil Rights

NAACP Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Sunday, May 20, 2012 This is good news and will help to tamp down the argument African Americans are divided on marriage equality. The NAACP, one of the nation’s largest and most respected African American advocacy organizations, has passed a … Continue reading

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App Lets Airport Passengers Report Unfair TSA Screeners

Monday, April 30, 2012 Want to immediately report unfair TSA screeners? There’s an app for that. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: An advocacy group launched a free mobile application Monday that allows travelers to complain immediately to the government if … Continue reading

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Police State: Cops Kill Deaf, Mentally Disabled Cyclist

Friday, November 25, 2011 Scotland Neck, SC cops killed an elderly and mentally disabled male cyclist after they demanded he stop by blasting him with a Taser stun gun. His apparent failure to obey the cops cost him his life. … Continue reading

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Texas Tells TSA: Hands Off My Anus, Sex Organs, Butt, & Breasts

Friday, May 13, 2011 TSA Perv Awaits His Next Airport Passenger Victim at LAX It’s a rare day I agree with anything out of Texas but this is one of them. The Texas House passed a bill that makes it … Continue reading

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BREAKING: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repealed by 65-31 Senate Vote

Saturday, December 18, 2010 By a decisive 65-31 vote, the Senate on Saturday repealed the 17-year old, Clinton-era military ban on openly gay and lesbian Americans serving in the military known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Obama will reportedly sign … Continue reading

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Poll: 61% Oppose New Airport Security Measures

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Ignore the pro-TSA propaganda merchants on the corporate cable news networks. A new ZOGBY International poll finds 61% of voters oppose the newly enhanced security measures at the country’s airports and 48% said they would probably … Continue reading

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Janet Napolitano: Body Scanners on Trains, Boats, and Metro

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she wants the controversial body scanners installed on America’s trains, boats and metro systems. Appearing in PBS’ “Charlie Rose” program, Jan Nap said: “Terrorists are going to continue to probe … Continue reading

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TSA to Investigate Heroic Body Scan Resister

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 In post-9/11 America, if you plan to fly, you’re faced with two unsavory choices: 1. submit to a high-radiation, full body scan that displays your genitals to an unseen, unnamed TSA agent or, 2. agree to … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Department of Justice Will Appeal DADT Decision

Thursday, October 14, 2010 Breaking news from The Advocate: The Department of Justice will request a stay Thursday of U.S. district judge Virginia A. Phillips’ injunction barring enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” sources have confirmed to The Advocate. Sources … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Judge Orders Pentagon to Stop Enforcing DADT

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Federal Judge Virginia A. Phillips, who presided in the Federal challenge to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” that went to trial in Riverside, CA, in July, today entered her final judgment to block the enforcement of “Don’t … Continue reading

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Gay Saudi Diplomat Seeks Asylum in the U.S. to Escape Death from Radical Islam

Sunday, September 12, 2010 Ah, those peace- loving, inclusive Muslims. If only this applied to gays and lesbians. Ali Ahmad Asseri, the first secretary of the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles, has asked for political asylum in the United States, … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Refuses to Defend Proposition 8

Thursday, September 9, 2010 The news of the death of California’s viciously homophobic Proposition 8 just keeps coming and I couldn’t be happier. On Wednesday, the California Supreme court refused a request to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Stikes Down California’s Proposition 8

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 In a landmark court challenge, a Federal judge overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling is expected to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gay and lesbian couples have a … Continue reading

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Maine Voters Repeal Gay Marriage

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Maine voters repealed a law Tuesday allowing same-sex couples to wed, dealing the gay marriage rights movement its 31st defeat on the issue. Gay marriage has now lost in every single state in which civil rights … Continue reading

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Bill Would Give President Power to Disconnect Private-sector Computers from the Internet

Friday, August 28, 2009 Internet companies and civil liberties groups are alarmed by a U.S. Senate bill which would cede power to President Obama to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet. A revised version of the bill by Sen. Jay … Continue reading

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In Domestic Spying Case, Obama DOJ’s New Arguments Are Worse than Bush’s

Thursday, April 9, 2009 The people at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) make a sobering case why President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice’s new arguments in a case involving warrantless wiretapping are much worse than those made by former president … Continue reading

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