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LGBTQ Rights Milestones Fast Facts

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Here is a look at LGBTQ milestones in the United States. LGBTQ is an acronym meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. The term sometimes is extended to LGBTQIA, to include intersex and a...

Ken Cuccinelli: SR1, Senate version of House voting rights bill, will silence generations of American voices

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In fact, the radical election bill Democrats are advancing – SR1– is so unpopular that Democrats would first have to abolish decades-old Senate rules to get it passed.  Fair, secure, and transparent elections would g...

Supreme Court ruling in Arizona case will be another front in the voting rights wars

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The battle lines have been drawn in the voting rights wars as several Republican-led states consider ever restrictive laws and Democrats fight a frantic battle in courts to combat what President Joe Biden has called...

Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt mounts challenge to Texas attorney general Ken Paxton

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Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt announced Tuesday that he's running as Democrat for Texas attorney general, joining a competitive state race to take on Republican incumbent Ken Paxton. Merritt has become nationall...

Afghan doctor who escaped Taliban with family calls Biden withdrawal unwise, warns of human rights abuses

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"It was not a wise decision to leave a nation in a very, very hard situation," Dr. Wais Aria told Fox News Friday. "People deserve to have their civil rights. The women deserve to have their rights."  Aria and his fa...

Senate Republicans block Democrats’ federal voting rights legislation

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The Senate voted 49-51 on whether to take up the "Freedom to Vote Act," falling far short of the 60 votes required to overcome a GOP filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, switched his vote to a "nay...

University of North Carolina and civil rights advocates ask Supreme Court to sidestep affirmative action challenge

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The University of North Carolina and civil rights advocates urged the US Supreme Court on Monday to steer clear of a case designed to end racial affirmative action at state colleges and universities. Lawyers for No...

‘History will be watching what happens tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

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The family of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday demanded the Senate pass voting rights legislation and said lawmakers who truly honor the late civil rights leader's legacy must stand on the right side of history. "No...

‘It’s a real stab in the heart’: Native American tribe’s eviction plan raises civil rights concerns

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Robert Rabang Sr. has been a member of the Nooksack Tribe in Washington State for almost 40 years -- but about six years ago he was told he would be evicted from his home on tribal-managed land. What hurt the 77-yea...

Rights groups accuse Ethiopian regional forces of ethnic cleansing in Tigray

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Two leading human rights groups on Wednesday accused armed forces from Ethiopia's Amhara region of waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing against ethnic Tigrayans during a war that has killed thousands of civilians an...

Parent’s rights group calls out schools for equity studies, requests civil rights investigations

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The Manhattan Beach Unified School District, Berea City School District, Jackson Public School District, Hudson School District and Avonworth School District all commissioned equity audits or evaluations which found ...

Supreme Court agrees to hear redistricting case that could have major implications for voting rights

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The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a dispute over redistricting in North Carolina, a case that could have major implications for voting rights across the country and fundamentally change the landscape of e...

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund launches a $40 million scholarship program for future civil rights lawyers, with help from an anonymous donor

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As the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, they're also giving back -- to the tune of $ 40 million -- to support the careers of future civil rights lawyers. Thanks to an anonymous ...

Washington Senate race: GOP veterans rights leader to challenge Democratic Sen. Patty Murray

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A military wife and nurse, she fought for her husband after the Army officer was permanently blinded during an attack in Iraq. Later, she was a driving force in the push that led to reforms at the Department of Veter...

Nebraska governor calls on Biden to disavow ‘defund the police,’ not target gun rights as solution to crime

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BIDEN PLEDGE TO END CASH BAIL UNCHANGED AMID VIOLENT CRIME SURGE PETE RICKETTS: We don’t have the same problems [in Nebraska] as some of the major cities, though we have seen an increase in crime. I think a lot of it...

Bob Moses, civil rights legend, dead at age 86

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Civil rights legend Bob Moses died at age 86, according to a statement from NAACP President Derrick Johnson and a statement from the organization's Legal Defense Fund. A cause of death was not immediately known. Mos...

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