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Ex-inmates need across-the-board help, panelists say

Alameda County elected officials, law enforcement officials, community organizations and current and former inmates came together April 22, to consider how best to help former prisoners.

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Lawmaker calls for Arizona boycott, governor signs draconian immigration bill

From law enforcement to the president, opposition to Arizona's anti-immigrant law grows. Hundreds of immigrant rights activists staged civil disobedience protests and vigils at Arizona's Capitol opposing the measure.

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Hate group overwhelmed by pro-LGBT counter-protest

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Pride was out in force in Long Beach for a counter-protest against an antigay hate group on February 19.

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Death knell for don't ask, don't tell

More and more Americans have come to believe that gay, lesbian and bisexual people should be able to serve openly in the military without punishment.

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Pentagon leaders say they favor gays serving openly

In a historic first, the Pentagon's top leaders called this week for an end to "don't ask, don't tell," the policy.

Witness at equal marriage trial: Opposition ‘grounded in prejudice'

San Francisco's equal marriage trial, now in its third week, has been marked by moving testimony about the pain denial of marriage has inflicted on same-sex couples and their families.

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Supreme Court goes for ‘One dollar, one vote’

The court's ruling allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts to support or oppose political candidates, leaving unions in the dust.

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Landmark marriage equality trial opens in San Francisco

A San Francisco courtroom has become the latest venue in the nationwide campaign for marriage equality.

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Survey shows continued support for immigration reform

If all goes as planned, Congress will try once more to deal with comprehensive immigration reform in February and March of this year.

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Court rules in favor of voting rights for felons

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, Wash., in a 2-1 decision Tuesday, has ruled in favor of felons the right to vote in state prisons there.

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