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Transgender people win protections in Orlando, Florida

"Gender identity" is now a protected category in Orlando's human rights ordinances along with age, color, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion and sex.

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Remembering Eric Garner, African American father of six

Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker. 

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Feb. 14 marches for missing Native women unite action with compassion

In March 2010, the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) created a database of information they gathered covering 582 cases of missing and murder native women and girls.

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After Senate win, gay rights groups shift focus to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgendered workers, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though on a much smaller scale.

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ENDA nears passage in Senate

Two Republican senators signed on as co-sponsors of the bill, and all Democrats have either signed on as co-sponsors or pledged to vote for it.

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Opponent of stop-and-frisk fears for her son

"I think about the humiliation these young men go through, being stopped and frisked, and ask myself, 'When will it be my son's first time?'"

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Valentine’s Day protest demands halt to sexual harassment

Union, community, immigrant rights, and faith group members gathered on Valentine's Day in front of Mi Pueblo Foods, in the heart of the heavily Latino Fruitvale district.

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Boy Scouts might drop anti-gay clause

The Boy Scouts of America issued a surprise announcement Jan. 28 saying that it was "actively considering" ending its long-time ban on gay members and leaders.

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NYC Council bans hiring discrimination against unemployed

While this important anti-discrimination measure passed overwhelmingly in the city council by a 44-4 vote, opposition continues from employers and their advocates.

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Report challenges anti-immigrant "enforcement first" calls

The United States already spends more money on and has more infrastructure devoted to stopping undocumented immigrants from entering the country than for any other activity designated as illegal.

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