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  • T.H. Poole Sr.: Civil-rights leader, activist

    T.H. Poole Sr.: Civil-rights leader, activist
    T.H. Poole Sr., a civil-rights activist from Lake County who fought to integrate everything from schools to swimming pools and who later rose to be state chairman of the NAACP, died Sunday at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares. Poole, 88, had...
  • Assembly set to strengthen NY equal pay law for women

    The state Assembly voted unanimously Monday to close loopholes in the law guaranteeing equal pay for women, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he'll sign. The measure passed in the Senate in January. "The pay gap is not a myth," said Assemblywoman Michele...
  • Baltimore's real, untelevised revolution

    Baltimore's real, untelevised revolution
    "The revolution will not be televised." — Gil Scott Heron For hours on Saturday, I marched with City Bloc, a student activist organization, and alongside hundreds of other justice-seeking Baltimoreans in an attempt to bring justice, not revenge,...
  • Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group

    Kenyan judges on Monday ordered a government agency to register a human rights group representing the country's gay people. The Kenyan constitution recognizes and protects the rights of minorities, the three judges of the High Court said in their ruling....
  • Judge rules in favor of printer that refused gay pride job

    A judge in Lexington on Monday ruled in favor of a shop that refused to print gay pride festival T-shirts. The ruling by Fayette County Circuit Judge James Ishmael overturned a decision by the city's Human Rights Commission. The commission had ruled in...
  • Conservative pastors slam Bosma, Long over religion law fix

    Republican Gov. Mike Pence and legislative leaders failed to protect religious liberties by approving a change to Indiana's religious objections law, conservative religious leaders said Monday. Members of the Indiana Pastors Alliance gathered at the...
  • Q&A: Issues, possible legal outcomes in gay marriage cases

    Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples. The decision in United States v. Windsor did not address the validity of state...
  • Congressman introduces resolution to protect LGBT people

    A congressman from Rhode Island is banding with other lawmakers to introduce a resolution seeking to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination under the law as religious objection bills in other states have prompted...
  • Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win

    Voters in oil-rich Kazakhstan turned out in abundance Sunday for a carefully choreographed presidential election intended to cement the rule of the incumbent, who has ruled over the former Soviet republic for more than 25 years. The election took place...
  • Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case

    Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case
    Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians. His...
  • Watch: Live chat with activists about Bruce Jenner interview

    Former Olympian and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” patriarch Bruce Jenner confirmed Friday night what many had speculated for many months, that he was transitioning from male to female. In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, he said,...