Backlash Over The Equality Act Is Fueling State-Level Attacks On Trans Youth

By Chase Strangio, Truthout. -

The Equality Act — the landmark piece of LGBTQ legislation passed for a second time by the House of Representatives this week — faces near insurmountable odds to pass and become law as currently [...]

Exposed: State Department Official Posted In Nazi Charlottesville Chats

By Chris Schiano, Unicorn Riot  -

Washington, DC – Today, an investigation by reporter Michael Hayden for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)’s Hatewatch revealed that US State Department official Matthew Q. Gebert has been [...]

“Women On Death Row: Invisible Subjects Of Gender Discrimination”

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California has the largest female death row in the U.S., with 23 condemned women imprisoned at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. Four women have been executed in the state [...]

Glasgow: Thousands Of Women To Strike Over Pay Discrimination

By Libby Brooks, -

Thousands of women council workers across Glasgow plan to bring the city to a standstill this week in what is believed to be the biggest equal pay strike seen in the UK. More than 8,000 workers, [...]

Digital Denied: Systemic Discrimination Keeps Communities Offline

By Dana Floberg, -

By Dana Floberg for Freepress - Internet access is a necessity for engaging in our communities, searching for employment and seeking out educational opportunities — but too many people are still [...]

Court: Cities Can Sue Banks Over Discriminatory Practices

By Bill Chapell, -

By Bill Chapell for NPR - The city of Miami can sue Wells Fargo and Bank of America for damages under the Fair Housing Act, the Supreme Court says, allowing a lawsuit to continue that accuses the [...]

Maryland HBCUs Fight Almost 50 Years Of Discrimination

By Staff, -

By Popular Resistance. Maryland's four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have never been desegregated. Despite findings by the Department of Education and Federal Court that [...]

Border Agent Questioned Me About My Work For ACLU

By Hina Shamsi, -

By Hina Shamsi for ACLU - Last week, I was flying home from a work trip and faced Customs and Border Protection questioning unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in over 25 years of travel into [...]

When Algorithms Decide What You Pay

By Julia Angwin, Terry Parris Jr. and Surya Mattu, -

By Julia Angwin, Terry Parris Jr. and Surya Mattu for ProPublica - YOU MAY NOT REALIZE IT, but every website you visit is created, literally, the moment you arrive. Each element of the page — the [...]

New Suit ‘Makes Clear Voting Discrimination Is Alive And Well’

By Andrea Germanos, -

By Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams - With Alabama's three highest courts failing to reflect its racial diversity, the state now faces a federal lawsuit alleging a violation of the Voting Rights [...]

Why The HB2 Boycott Of North Carolina Is Working

By Chris Kromm, -

By Chris Kromm for the Institute for Southern Studies. It's been over a month since North Carolina lawmakers rushed to pass House Bill 2, sweeping legislation that, while targeting a Charlotte [...]

Federal Judge Upholds ‘Discriminatory’ NC Voter ID Law

By Nika Knight, -

By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - North Carolina's sweeping and controversial election reform law, HB 589, was upheld on Monday by a federal judge in Winston-Salem, prompting vows to appeal from [...]

Repealing ‘Hate Bill 2’; Protesters Welcome Back NC Lawmakers

By Deirdre Fulton, -

By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams - The legislation, which opponents say is unconstitutional, requires that transgender people use bathrooms that match the sex on their birth certificates, and [...]

Protesters Flood Streets As Discrimination Law Backlash Grows

By Nika Knight, -

By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - "If we don't get no justice, then they don't get no peace!" was the rallying cry echoing in the streets of downtown Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for hours on [...]

82 Orgs Ask DOJ To Address Illegality Of ‘Muslim-Free Zone’

By CAIR - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that a coalition of 82 civil liberties, human [...]

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