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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook is forging an unusual path as a social activist

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is forging an unusual path as a social activist
    Tim Cook runs the world's most valuable company. Now he's making his mark as an outspoken social activist. The Apple chief executive, 54, penned a sharply worded opinion piece that ran Sunday in which he condemned a slew of "pro-discrimination"...
  • Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

    Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian. The development has sparked concern from human rights...
  • Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas

    Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas
    The fight over religious objection proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year...
  • Thai court gives 25-year jail sentence for defaming monarchy

    A Thai military court sentenced a businessman to 25 years in prison on Tuesday on charges of defaming the country's monarchy in what appears to be the longest sentence handed down in recent years for the crime of lese majeste, a civil liberties lawyer...
  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    The Indianapolis Star. March 31, 2015. Gov. Pence, fix 'religious freedom' law now We are at a critical moment in Indiana's history. And much is at stake. Our image. Our reputation as a state that embraces people of diverse backgrounds and makes...
  • Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

    Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law
    Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the...
  • Ruling on U.S. flag raises questions about students' free-speech rights

    Ruling on U.S. flag raises questions about students' free-speech rights
    The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday. The court's action has the effect of upholding...
  • Malloy Bans State-Funded Travel To Indiana, Says New Law Discriminatory Toward Gays, Lesbians

    Malloy Bans State-Funded Travel To Indiana, Says New Law Discriminatory Toward Gays, Lesbians
    Taking a stand against an Indiana law he called "disturbing, disgraceful and outright discriminatory" toward gays and lesbians, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday banned government-funded travel to the Midwestern state. "We should continue to be...
  • Indiana religious freedom act: What's behind the law and the backlash

    Indiana religious freedom act: What's behind the law and the backlash
    When Indiana approved a law designed to allow residents and business owners to use their religious beliefs as reason to deny services to some people, the conservative state braced for some fallout. But the response was quicker and harder after a...
  • Brazil's ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelans

    Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso will form part of a team defending two jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela. Cardoso, a former university sociologist who was exiled during Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, said he...
  • City Council, mayor seek repeal of religious objections law

    The Indianapolis City Council has joined the mayor in demanding the Indiana General Assembly to either repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act or add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Mayor Greg Ballard on Monday also issued an...