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1 hr ago | News Observer

NC Attorney General Roy Cooper asks judge to delay new same-sex marriage case

Attorney General Roy Cooper, the target of several challenges to North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban, has asked a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit until a higher court rules on a more sweeping marriage case.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

3 hrs ago | South Florida Blade

Politics Unusual: Marriage Equality Gains Momentum

Every week, there seems to be more and more news on the Marriage Equality front.

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Related Topix: Florida, Key West, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Gay/Lesbian, Rick Scott, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WMBF

On Tax Day, same-sex marriage supporters protest state's tax laws

A group that represents South Carolina's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community partnered with ACLU of South Carolina to protest what they say are unfair marriage and tax laws.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Supreme Court

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Settlement sought in free speech case by Christian student at TNCC

The Virginia Community College System will suspend its policy for on-campus student expression as it works to settle a lawsuit filed in March by an evangelical Christian student at Thomas Nelson Community College.

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Related Topix: York County, VA, Newport News, VA

Business Journal

A congresswoman, Microsoft lawyer and the ACLU walk into UW law school

Brad Smith, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel at Microsoft, speaks on a panel discussion at the University of Washington titled "Protecting Privacy and National Security in the Digital Age".

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, University of Washington, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene

Advocate

Arizona Activist Found Guilty of 'Walking While Trans'

A transgender woman and advocate for the rights of sex workers in Arizona has been convicted of "manifesting prostitution" after she accepted a ride from an undercover police officer in an antiprostitution sting in Phoenix last May. Monica Jones is not a sex worker.

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Related Topix: Activism, Transgender, Arizona State University, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

KHGI

ACLU speaks for man arrested handing out fliers

A Nebraska civil liberties group is now representing a Lincoln man arrested by police last month for handing out religious pamphlets outside Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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Related Topix: Activism

Boise Weekly

ACLU Director to Take New Post in Washington, D.C.

Monica Hopkins, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, is transferring to Washington, D.C., to act as the organization's regional executive director in the capital city.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Canyon County, ID

Ars Technica

Utah cops warrantlessly search drug records of 480 emergency personnel

Utah law enforcement officials searched, without a warrant, the prescription drug records of 480 public paramedics, firefighters and other personnel to try to figure out who was stealing morphine from emergency vehicles.

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Related Topix: Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine

Towleroad

Tuesday Speed Read: Taxes, South Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Violence Against Women Act

Equality South Carolina is staging a tax day protest in Columbia, the state capital, today to show support for same-sex couples in South Carolina who have married in other states but must lie on their state tax returns and claim to be single.

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Related Topix: Tax, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Go Local

Fund for Community Progress Honors GoLocalProv + Other RI Leaders

The Fund for Community Progress has announced it will honor community leaders - including GoLocalProv - who work to help build and sustain social and economic equity in Rhode Island at an awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, April 24. "Each year The Fund recognizes those who strive to create positive change in the community change that is vital ... (more)

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Detroit Free Press

ACLU sues over Michigan's failure to recognize marriages of 300 same-sex couples

Family makes emotional testimony during ACLU Vs. S...: Clint McCormack and his son give emotional testimony during ACLU Vs.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Activism, Wedding

Bellingham Herald

ACLU seeks to oppose diocese in birth control suit

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne and other organizations filed a lawsuit in January objecting to a requirement in the Affordable Care Act that they provide insurance coverage for contraception and abortion services for their non-ministerial workers.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Healthcare Law, Law, Matt Mead, US Governors

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

ACLU Wins One For 1st Amendment Against City. Warns Against Restricting Free Speech Rights

In a decision that the City of Indianapolis refused to comment about, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana won a case in Federal Court on First Amendment grounds against the City's attempt to illegally restrict panhandling and begging downtown.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN

The Tallahassee O

ACLU | Curious Cop Downloaded Hundreds of Private Prescription Records Because He Could

Law enforcement's disregard for basic legal protections in the case is shocking.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine

NJ.com

ACLU-NJ reaches settlement with Newark public schools over release of public records

Mark Zuckerberg, pictured here in 2010 with then Newark Mayor Cory Booker, donated $100 million to Newark schools.

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Related Topix: Mark Zuckerberg, Newark, NJ, Cory Booker, Education Etc.

Home

Federal judge considers ACLU challenge to Lowell panhandling ban

Appearing to go beyond a preliminary injunction sought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts to suspend Lowell's ban on panhandling in the city's historic downtown, a federal judge asked both sides to file arguments for a permanent injunction that could decide the case.

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Examiner.com

The fiscal case for legalizing Marijuana

For America, the fact that the tax revenue from marijuana sales can keep the much-needed funds flowing into the individual states' coffers while they record lower crime rates is a testament that legalization is a more better approach than prohibition.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois

Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Metaphor Mondays"

It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show . This is the day when we call things what they are.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, US News, Liberal Political News

The Detroit News

ACLU to file lawsuit to force Michigan to recognize 300 gay marriages

Detroit -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan says it intends to file a lawsuit against the state of Michigan to legally recognize the 300 gay and lesbian couples married March 22, the day after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's historic ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage and adoption.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

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