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  • A Minute With: Laverne Cox on 'Orange' and transgender activism

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Oct 15 (Reuters) - As sassy stylist Sophia Burset on Netflix's women's prison drama "Orange Is the New Black," actress Laverne Cox has marked a milestone in the portrayal of transgender characters and was the first...
  • Islamic State publication seeks to justify slavery and sexual abuse

    Islamic State publication seeks to justify slavery and sexual abuse
    In the latest edition of an English-language magazine published by Islamic State, the militants justify forcing ethnic Yazidi women into sexual slavery – a practice they say is encouraged under Islamic law. An article titled “The Revival...
  • Let state Supreme Court decide same-sex marriage now, Florida's attorney general says

    MIAMI In a startling move Monday night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asked the Florida Supreme Court to decide once and for all whether same-sex couples can marry in the Sunshine State. "That is unquestionably an important issue, and the...
  • Vatican document hailed by gay rights groups, called 'betrayal' by others

    Vatican document hailed by gay rights groups, called 'betrayal' by others
    In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples. Roman Catholic gay rights groups around...
  • Former ACLU lawyer to lead U.S. Justice Department civil rights unit

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union will assume a top civil rights post at the U.S. Justice Department, taking control of a unit that is deep into investigations into the Ferguson, Missouri police department...
  • The civil rights movement needed both King and the Panthers [Letter]

    The civil rights movement needed both King and the Panthers [Letter]
    Reginald L. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture director A. Skipp Sanders was wrong to bar civil rights pioneer Helena Hicks from entering the premises, and she was wrong about the civil rights movement and former Black Panther...
  • Chicago, world react to Vatican's inclusive signs on gays, morals

    Chicago, world react to Vatican's inclusive signs on gays, morals
    Roman Catholics in Chicago and around the world hailed a preliminary report by an international assembly of bishops Monday as a new sign that Pope Francis is orchestrating a dramatic shift in tone concerning homosexuality and other moral issues. The 12-...
  • Islamic State seeks to justify enslaving Yazidi women and girls in Iraq

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - The Islamic State group said it enslaved families from the minority Yazidi sect after overrunning their villages in northwestern Iraq, in what it praised as the revival of an ancient custom of using women and children as spoils of...
  • Vatican official: Recognizing gay couples' rights 'a matter of decency'

    VATICAN CITY A Vatican official on Monday made an unusually outspoken overture towards gay rights, as he backed the recognition of same-sex partnerships, on condition that they are clearly distinguished from heterosexual marriages. "The Church is against...
  • Virgin America drops SeaWorld from program

    Virgin America this week dropped SeaWorld from its frequent-flier program. The airline wouldn't say why it has removed SeaWorld from its Elevate Fly online store, which allowed customers to earn points toward purchases at hundreds of companies. But an...
  • Equality, justice for all

    Equality, justice for all
    I recently read the Oct. 9 Today's Buzz question, "Is national gay marriage far from a done deal?" I feel Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision to grant a stay on the decision that struck down Idaho's gay marriage ban is influenced by his morals and goes...