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3 hrs ago | Common Dreams

ACLU: President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT People from Workplace Discrimination

July 21 - President Obama signed an executive order today to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from workplace discrimination during a ceremony at the White House.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WNFL-AM Green Bay

ACLU against request for full appeals court hearin...

Michael Vinson, left, and Todd Kane, middle, both of Green Bay, sign marriage papers outside the Brown County Courthouse June 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Green Bay, WI, Brown County, WI, Madison, WI

Boise Weekly

ACLU of Idaho: Idaho Boy, Charged With Grisley Murders, Is Held in...

The ACLU wants more Idahoans to know about the case of a boy charged with murdering his father and younger brother.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Kootenai County, ID, Violent Crime, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Sunherald.com

Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

Anna Smith of Coeur d'Alene sued the NSA last year, contending that the agency's collection of the data amounts to an illegal search and seizure, prohibited under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Coeur d'Alene, ID, US News, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Prince George Citizen

ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation join Idaho woman in appeal over NSA ...

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, US Supreme Court, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Star Tribune

ACLU objects to full court hearing gay marriage

Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

The Spokesman-Review

ACLU Challenges Samuel Jail Ruling

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a judge's decision to house a child accused of murder in adult solitary confinement at the Kootenai County jail.

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Related Topix: Activism, Kootenai County, ID

BroadwayWorld.com

Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Condola Rashad, Barrett Foa and More...

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, welcomes an array of award-winning performers for Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, its annual benefit concert, tonight, July 21, at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts .

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Related Topix: New York, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

ACLU challenges Sacramento airport over ad ban

In one advertisement, three workers stand with an "Undocumented Californian Facts" box depicted as a food label on one of them.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Non-Profit, California Endowment, Charitable Organizations

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Amarillo.com

Immigration issues become lost in border crossing crisis

After reports in March of three undocumented Honduran migrants being assaulted by a Border Patrol agent, who was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot, immigration activists decided to form a group to determine whether migrants were being routinely abused.

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Related Topix: Activism, Brownsville, TX, World News, Mexico,

Examiner.com

Localities pass ordinances against droopy drawers, ACLU fights back

The origin of the "fashion statement," if it can be fairly called that, is hard to trace.

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Related Topix: Penns Grove, NJ

Journalgazette.net

One '0INK,' and vanity plates in limbo

They may have a different name depending on which state you're from, but it's all the same - a license plate option that allows the driver his or her choice of alpha and numeric characters to express individuality.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Indiana Government, Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Amy Ridenour

NAACP, ACLU Sue Again to Make it Legal to Abort Babies Because of Race, Sex

Having been thrown out of one court already, the NAACP is once again suing to make it legal to abort babies in the state of Arizona solely on the basis of the race or sex of the unborn.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Santa Cruz Sentinel

American Civil Liberties Union, Santa Cruz chapter: License plate readers? Not here

Santa Cruz is a few pen strokes away from installing Automated License Plate Readers in city police cruisers.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Activism, Privacy, Opinion

KSL-TV

ACLU seeks to help teen charged in Idaho killings

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a judge's decision to hold a 15-year-old accused of killing his father and brother in the Kootenai County jail with adult inmates.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kootenai County, ID, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Michigan Radio

Civil rights groups want to meet with Detroit officials about water crisis

The ACLU and the NAACP want to meet with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to find a "fair, humane, and meaningful review process," which would include adequate notice and a hearing to determine whether individual water customers can't or won't pay their bills.

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Big News Network.com

ACLU opposes - hogtying' at juvenile detention centers

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Wisconsin Gazette

Supreme Court issues stay on Utah same-sex marriage order

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted an emergency stay requested by Utah's governor in a marriage equality case.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Los Angeles Times

Obama will sign order barring gay, transgender discrimination

President Obama, speaking at the Democratic National Committee LGBT Gala in New York on June 17, will sign an executive order extending anti-discrimination protections to gay or transgender federal workers.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, George Bush, W.

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KSWO

ACLU of Oklahoma applauds end of gay marriage ban

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma is applauding a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Oklahoma's ban on same sex marriage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

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