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Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately.


Sandra Bland's jailers spinning autopsy results

The trooper plainly didn't like Bland's forthright defense of her civil rights; in Texas, you can be prosecuted for resisting arrest even if the actual arrest was illegal.


Jews, the civil rights movement, Israel: hot topics in Open HIllel tour

In each of the campuses where they refused Open Hillel's request that we vets be permitted to speak, the Open Hillel students arranged alternative campus venues.


Ohioans protest as Kasich announces his campaign for presidency

Ohioans fed up with John Kasich's pro-1 percent policies came out in droves to protest their governor as he announced his bid for the Republican nomination for president


Justice for Tamir Rice dealt legal blow ahead of civil rights conference

An Ohio appeals court declined to force the arrest of the Cleveland police officers involved in the murder of 12-year old Tamir Rice.


Today in African-American history: Mary McLeod Bethune born in 1875

She organized African American women in the South to vote despite the Jim Crow poll tax and other racist restrictions.


Minnesota celebrates national love

"Love Wins" became a national hashtag connecting millions of people from all over the world who supported the big win in the U.S.


Marriage rights one county at a time in Texas

As the days pass, more and more Texas counties are bending to the law of the land.


Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality

"Today's ruling affirms what millions already know to be true: the four words etched onto the front of the Supreme Court - equal justice under law - apply to us."


In Charleston, a city comes together in wake of racist killings

Twenty thousand people came together on a bridge in Charleston, marching in the name of love and unity against racist violence that took the lives of nine people in a historic black church. .

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