civil rights

civil rights

Our civil rights are infringed upon every day in America. Our civil rights topics range from gay rights, abortion, women's rights, transsexual rights, minorities rights to any disenfranchised groups that is continually oppressed by society or the government.

Why Marriage Equality is Not the End of the GLBT Struggle

“Sixty-one percent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population in the U.S. will continue to live in states with medium or low legal protections — or that have outright hostile laws,” says a press release announcing the report, Mapping LGBT Equality in...

Dallas adds LGBT protections to city constitution in landslide vote

Dallas voters overwhelmingly added nondiscrimination protections for LGBT city employees to the City Charter on Tuesday. With all 430 precincts reporting, 77 percent of voters supported adding both “sexual orientation” and “gender identity and expression” to the City Charter, with only 23 percent opposed

Federal Judge Rules Texas Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that Texas’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the equal protection guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. According to Judge Orlando Garcia, a Clinton appointee, the state’s marriage laws deny same-sex couples the right to marry, and therefore “demean their dignity for no...

Occupy Dallas Protest at Bush Library on SMU Campus Today

  Outside the George W. Bush Library and Museum, SW quadrant of Central Expy and SMU Blvd in Dallas WHAT: The People's Response press conference and protest re the GW Bush Center and 9/11 WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 11 - 8:30am press conference; 9am - 11am demonstration WHERE: In...

Wendy Davis Wins Legal Case Against Republicans’ Racist Gerrymandering

A Texas Federal District Court determined Wednesday that Wendy Davis and other plaintiffs had won their case against the new redistricting maps for Texas Senatorial elections.   The ramifications of this decision are broad in that the decision will curtail the racist redistricting plans...

Rick Perry is an Ass

The Pentagon announced just last month that it would extend to same-sex couples, the same benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.  However, here in the great state of Texas, military members have been denied by the Texas State Guard and the Texas National Guard and...

UN Blasts Cameroon’s Anti-gay Laws

GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights office is sharply criticizing Cameroon's anti-gay laws, which it says criminalize same-sex relationships.  The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says it is deeply concerned by reports in Cameroon of harassment, intimidation, arrest and imprisonment...

Record Number of Women Elected to US Congress

WASHINGTON — A record number of women were elected last week to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.  When the new Congress convenes in January, there will be about 80 female members of the House, and 20 female members of the Senate -...

Supreme Court To Hear Challenge to the Voting Rights Act

The US Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a key section of the Voting Rights Act, a law adopted to prevent discrimination at the polls. It will hear an Alabama challenge to the requirement that states with a history of racial bias seek permission...

Gay Marriage, Marijuana Proponents See Victory in Election

Proponents of same-sex marriage and legalized marijuana use gained ground in ballot initiatives across the United States Tuesday. The northeastern state of Maine and the mid-Atlantic state of Maryland became the first two states to approve gay marriage through a popular vote. Six U.S. states...