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Civil Rights News: SCOTUS Hears ‘Motor Voter’ Challenge; Will High Court Justices’ Personal Lives Color View of Marriage?; Middleground on Pathway to Citizenship for Immigration Reform

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund High Court Divided over Ariz. Voter Requirement Jesse J. Holland Associated Press The Supreme Court met on Monday to hear Arizona v. ITCA, a case about … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Boy Scouts Delay Vote on Lifting Ban on Gays; Obama Must Focus on Jobs, Wages in Second Term; Long Voting Lines Raise Concerns

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Boy Scouts board to meet amid talk of policy on gays USA Today The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) national executive board has delayed making … Continue reading

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Clinton & Obama’s Memo to the World: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights

By Colleen Cowgill, a fall 2011 intern President Obama released a memorandum yesterday outlining a strategy to combat international discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. The memorandum, entitled “International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, … Continue reading

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Remembering How the Stonewall Riots Started a Movement

42 years ago, there was no such thing as being openly gay. Almost every state, including New York, had laws prohibiting homosexuality in public, and private businesses and gay establishments were regularly raided and shut down by law enforcement. During … Continue reading

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