Articles Tagged with civil rights

Transgender MTV Reality Star Loses Most Of Lawsuit Against Christian College

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A transgender student and MTV reality show star lost most the lawsuit filed against a Christian college. The student was expelled after revealing his true biological identity on MTV’s True Life: I’m Passing as Someone I’m Not series. Domaine Javier, 27, had filed a lawsuit against California Baptist University for an alleged violation of the… Read more »

DOJ Suing North Carolina Over Voter ID Law

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The Justice Department is suing the State of North Carolina over voter ID laws. Eric Holder’s agency filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Tar Heel State. The voter ID lawsuit claims that North Carolina violated provisions in Section 2 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act when passing the ballot casting legislation.The North Carolina voter… Read more »

Emmett Till Witness Willie Reed Dies At 76 [Report]

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An Emmett Till key witness, Willie Reed, has reportedly died at age 76 in Chicago, Illinois. An ABC 7 News report said that his wife, Julie Louis, told them that a memorial service was planned for Wednesday. There were no details about the cause of death. Willie Reed was just 18 years old in 1955… Read more »

Trayvon Protesters Flood Florida Capitol For #TakeoverTuesday

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The Dream Defenders have flooded Florida’s capitol, “occupying” the building in a protest of the Trayvon Martin case’s outcome, and the acquittal of George Zimmerman. The event, hashtagged #TakeoverTuesday, involves the student group known as Dream Defenders, and they have released a statement calling on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to review Stand Your Ground laws… Read more »

Filibuster To Kill Texas Abortion Law Ended Three Hours Short

Filibuster To Kill Texas Abortion Law Has Fallen Three Hours Short

Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis, 50, seems to have fallen short of the 13 hours needed to complete the filibuster after doing 10 hours before the chairman ruled that she had gone off topic. Davis took to the floor of the chamber late Tuesday morning to attempt a 13-hour filibuster to block the Texas Abortion Bill…. Read more »

Texas Senator Filibusters Against Abortion Bill

Texas Senator Wendy Davis Filibusters Against Abortion Bill

Democratic Texas state senator, Wendy Davis, began her one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort that would effectively close most abortion clinics across the nation’s second-most populous state. Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth began the filibuster at 11:18 a.m. CDT Tuesday according to Yahoo.News. In order for Davis to derail a vote in the… Read more »

Texas Abortion Law Stalls In Senate

The Texas Abortion Law Stalls In The Senate

A sweeping bill that would effectively shut down most abortion clinics across the nation’s second most-populous state has stalled in the Texas Senate, and a Democratic filibuster that will only need to last a seemingly manageable 13 hours Tuesday looks like it could halt the new bill, according to The Christian Science Monitor. CBS News… Read more »

Texas Abortion Bill Passed 97-33

Texas Abortion Bill Passed 97-33

Republicans in the Texas House have passed one of the nation’s toughest packages of abortion restrictions, according to Huffington Post. “The proposed bill would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and limit abortions to surgical centers.” Salon.com reported: “‘If this passes, abortion would be… Read more »

CNN Panel Can’t Figure Out If Gay Rights Are Civil Rights [Video]

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A CNN panel discussed the debate regarding same-sex marriage, specifically asking whether or not the gay rights movement is comparable to the African-American civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s. The panel agreed on the basic premise, but, the closer the gay rights movement moved to the civil rights movement, the more divided the… Read more »

Jesse Hill, Jr., Civil Rights Leader, Dies At 86

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Legendary civil rights pioneer and activist Jesse Hill, Jr., has died at the age of 86. The cause of death has not been released. The Associated Press reports that the news of the activist’s death came Sunday from David Stokes of the Atlanta Inquirer. Stokes, Deputy Editor for the newspaper, was given the news on… Read more »

Ann Coulter: Civil Rights Are For Blacks, Not Immigrants, Gays Or Women

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Ann Coulter has an interesting definition of civil rights. According to the conservative pundit, civil rights are reserved for the black community and are not meant for gays, women, or immigrants. During the round table discussion at “This Week,” Coulter said: “There is the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws. We don’t owe the… Read more »

Residents Of Asheville N.C. File Complaint Over Go Topless Day

Local Asheville, N.C.Residents File Legal Complaint Over Topless Day

Two residents of Asheville, N.C. have filed a complaint over activities that occurred at the National Go Topless Day Rally that was held in their city. The complaint was made on Friday by former vice-mayor and clinical psychologist Carl Mumpower and former Republican County Party Chair Chad Nesbitt. The two men are alleging that local… Read more »