Tag Archives: Civil Rights

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

Posted in Civil Rights, DOJ, Don't Ask Don't Tell, LGBT Rights, News, President Barack Obama | Tagged , , , , , | 24 Comments

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Maine voters repealed a law Tuesday allowing same-sex couples to wed, dealing the gay marriage rights movement its 31st defeat on the issue.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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