Civil Rights & Social Justice

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions
Republicans used their majority to cut short debate and give preliminary approval early Monday to some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country as time was running out on the Texas Legislature's special session.
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Mike Pence To Address Event Hosted By Anti-LGBT Hate Group

Mike Pence To Address Event Hosted By Anti-LGBT Hate Group
Vice President Mike Pence will address this year’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, an event put on annually by Religious Right group Family Research Council.
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‘Blue Lives Matter’ Supporters Marched in Philadelphia While Police Brutalized Counter-Protesters

‘Blue Lives Matter’ Supporters Marched in Philadelphia While Police Brutalized Counter-Protesters
Philadelphia officers arrested anti-fascist counter-protesters at a pro-police rally. Many were injured during street melees in which officers slammed counter-protesters to the ground because they did not disperse.
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Restricting Access to Voting: Texas Officials Aim to Shutter Driver’s License Offices in Black, Hispanic Communities

Restricting Access to Voting: Texas Officials Aim to Shutter Driver’s License Offices in Black, Hispanic Communities
Texas has a law requiring voters to show some form of ID at the polls.
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After 45 days, only one GOP senator has co-sponsored anti-lynching bill

After 45 days, only one GOP senator has co-sponsored anti-lynching bill
“Well, sometimes it’s good to be first."
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A South Dakota Jury May Have Sentenced a Man to Death Because He Is Gay

A South Dakota Jury May Have Sentenced a Man to Death Because He Is Gay
One of the jurors who imposed the death penalty on Charles Rhines said he didn't want to send him to prison because "if he’s gay, we’d be sending him where he wants to go.”
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Target Refused a Flu Shot to a Man With HIV—Then the Retailer Doubled Down

Target Refused a Flu Shot to a Man With HIV—Then the Retailer Doubled Down
A lawsuit filed in Minnesota state court accuses the retailer of refusing to give a flu shot to a customer because he's HIV-positive.
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El Paso County Deputies Started A Fight Club To Reward Use Of Force Against Prisoners

El Paso County Deputies Started A Fight Club To Reward Use Of Force Against Prisoners
The county dismissed the “fight club” as simply bad judgment.
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A Proposed House Amendment Wouldn’t Ban Same-Sex Couples From Adopting—It’s Even Worse Than That

A Proposed House Amendment Wouldn’t Ban Same-Sex Couples From Adopting—It’s Even Worse Than That
Under the proposed amendment, states would effectively be unable to prohibit religiously affiliated child-welfare agencies from denying services to millions of people.
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Black Lives Matter Is Still Here

Black Lives Matter Is Still Here
Black Live Matter is still going strong five years later - and avoiding the mistakes of their predecessors.
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