Supporters routinely ask gay couples to meet with reluctant lawmakers to put a human face on same-sex marriage. They file lawsuits. They use unexpected allies to spread their message.
"The North Carolina legislature passed the most sweeping, discriminatory voter suppression bill in the country, then sought to hide their hands and skirt the scrutiny of the law."
An unpublished manuscript "The Diary of Francis Marion Wheeler 1842-1899" has been gathering dust on a bookshelf in our house for many years. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down.
"This lawsuit put a swift end to a cruel, discriminatory, and unlawful effort to drive immigrant families out of their homes."
The forum is devised to promote a "renewed effort to build a multi-racial, multi-national movement" against police crimes, government surveillance, mass incarceration, and more.
Effa Louise Manley co-owned the Newark Eagles baseball franchise in the Negro leagues with her husband Abe Manley. Her influence extended beyond baseball; she was active in the civil rights movement and a social activist.
"Voter suppression is an attempt to deny people's influence, and it is sinful. I appeal to all those legislators who have a conscience to immediately repeal these acts."
Groups said Deutsche Bank is blighting communities of color by ignoring their responsibilities as trustees to maintain their properties.
The celebration in New York of African American culture and struggles, featured a mix of working-class culture, educational presentations, and progressive politics.
In his ruling, the San Antonio judge wrote that the same-sex marriage ban "violates plaintiffs' equal protection and due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution."