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  • U.S. justices decline case of photo company, gay couple

    (This April 7 story was corrected to remove reference to "gay marriage" and replace with "gay couple" in the headline) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider whether a New Mexico photography company had free speech...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: LBJ Library event echoes voting rights concerns

    The LBJ Presidential Library's recent civil rights summit seems to have achieved its two related goals, informing a new generation about Lyndon Johnson's historic presidential achievements and demonstrating their continuing relevance to today's issues....
  • The Kansas killings: Will every crime be a hate crime someday?

    Frazier Glenn Cross (a.k.a. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr.), the 73-year-old extremist accused of killing three people in Overland Park, Kan., is an avowed anti-Semite who reportedly yelled “Heil, Hitler!” while sitting in a police car. Yet his...
  • Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools

    Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools
    Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows. Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
  • The final death rattle of our racist past

    The final death rattle of our racist past
    WASHINGTON — One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe. The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens. Leading the weird lately has been Democratic...
  • Kass: Obama shouldn't embrace race-rousing Sharpton

     Kass: Obama shouldn't embrace race-rousing Sharpton
    It was disappointing the other day to see President Barack Obama embracing the vulgar race hustler Al Sharpton. President Obama once eloquently confronted race in a memorable speech in Philadelphia in 2008. That speech was remarkable and honest and,...
  • An Asian American turn to the right?

     An Asian American turn to the right?
    The recent defeat of an effort to reinstitute affirmative action in admissions to California's public colleges and universities demonstrates the political power of Asian American voters and challenges the conventional wisdom about their partisan...
  • GOP chair Oliver apologizes at length for Puerto Rico comments

    GOP chair Oliver apologizes at length for Puerto Rico comments
    updated 5:10 p.m. 04/15/14  with full story on the issue. The full text of Lew Oliver's apology follows at the bottom. Orange County’s Republican chairman Lew Oliver issued an apology for comments he made about Puerto Rico last week, yet many...
  • Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community

    Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community
    Monica Yorkman has been harassed by police more times than she can count, she says -- and it's always been about her identity. As a black transgender woman, cops in Baltimore constantly and unfairly peg her as a prostitute, she said. "There's a lot of...
  • Homosexual prisoners in Turkey segregated for 'protection': minister

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish rights activists reacted angrily to a government measure that has led to the segregation of lesbian, gay and transsexual prisoners to protect them from harassment and attacks while in jail. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag...
  • Indian top court recognizes transgenders in landmark ruling

    Indian top court recognizes transgenders in landmark ruling
    India's top court on Tuesday recognized the country's long marginalized transgender community as a third gender and, in a landmark judgment lauded by human rights groups, called on the government to ensure their equal treatment. There are hundreds of...