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US Airways Gets Slapped with Federal Racism Lawsuit

US Airways Gets Slapped with Federal Racism Lawsuit
The lawsuit filed declares the incident was racial discrimination and seeks punitive damages for civil rights violations and emotional distress. The men described the experience as shocking, confusing and humiliating.
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Tricky Situation: The Pregnant Man is Denied Divorce

Tricky Situation: The Pregnant Man is Denied Divorce
Thomas Beatie, born a female but is now identified as a man, cannot get a divorce to a woman he legally married nine years ago in Hawaii.
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Gay Couples Plan Post Office Protest: '25 Years Together, Still Filing Single'

Gay Couples Plan Post Office Protest: '25 Years Together, Still Filing Single'
Local chapters of Marriage Equality USA will participate in annual Tax Day Actions at local post offices around the country on April 15, holding signs like “25 Years Together, Still Filing Single,” “No Taxation with Discrimination” and “Tax Us the Same, Treat Us the Same.”
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Ryan's Abortion Rant: 'We Want A Country Where It Isn't Even Considered'

Ryan's Abortion Rant: 'We Want A Country Where It Isn't Even Considered'
Ryan, R-Wis., said in a speech to the Susan B. Anthony List that those who oppose abortion "need to work with people who consider themselves pro-choice — because our task isn't to purge our ranks. It's to grow them."
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Uruguay Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Before the US

Uruguay Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Before the US
Uruguayan lawmakers have voted to legalize gay marriage, making the South American country the third in the Americas to do so.
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Nearly 350,000 Are on Record for Supporting Birth Control Benefits

Nearly 350,000 Are on Record for Supporting Birth Control Benefits
On February 1, the administration announced it would hold the line and ensure that all women, no matter where they work, can get affordable access to birth control with no co-pay. In the 60-day public comment period since that announcement, nearly 350,000 people submitted letters to the Department of Health and Human Services in support of the benefit.
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The White House Honors Harvey Milk With LGBT Champion of Change Program

The White House Honors Harvey Milk With LGBT Champion of Change Program
The White House will recognize a group of outstanding openly LGBT state and local elected and appointed officials as “Harvey Milk Champions of Change.”
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Obama Issues Apology to 'Best-Looking Attorney General' Kamala Harris

Obama Issues Apology to 'Best-Looking Attorney General' Kamala Harris
At a Democratic fundraiser Thursday in Silicon Valley, Obama said Harris was "the best-looking attorney general." Obama also called her brilliant, dedicated and tough. Carney says the two are longtime friends.
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Texas A&M Student Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Defunding School's GLBT Center

Texas A&M Student Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Defunding School's GLBT Center
The bill, aimed at letting religious students opt out of funding the university's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Resource Center, now heads to the desk of the student body president John Claybrook, who has reiterated that a veto is an option but he is still mulling what to do.
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Tarrant County Activist Calls for 'White Ethno-Centrist Movement' Club

Tarrant County Activist Calls for 'White Ethno-Centrist Movement' Club
On his blog, Railey rails against those who don't believe in genetic differences between the races, promotes a book called The Epidemic of Black Violence, and deems himself "enamored with the White Ethno-Centrist Movement." Does this sound like a leader of a racially sound club?
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