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Pro-Equality Groups Ask President Obama to Ban LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors - eNews Park Forest

Pro-Equality Groups Ask President Obama to Ban LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors - eNews Park Forest | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- More than 50 civil rights, religious, professional, labor, civic and education organizations sent a letter to President Obama calling for an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating in employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Because of a lack of federal protections, it remains legal in 29 states to fire someone based on his or her sexual orientation, and 34 states lack laws banning discrimination based on gender identity.


“Issuing an executive order is a crucial step toward ending workplace discrimination against LGBT people,” said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. “After a historic pro-equality first term, President Obama could level the playing field for LGBT employees of federal contractors with the stroke of a pen and ensure they have an equal opportunity to succeed.”


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Coffee Party Equality is a part of the BE THE MEDIA Project by Coffee Party USA

Coffee Party Equality is a part of the  BE THE MEDIA Project by Coffee Party USA | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

The Coffee Party USA membership believes that money-in-politics is the keystone issue in this republic's democracy today. Those seeking sexual orientation / gender identity equality are now targets for special interests that use the influence of their political contributions to impose their religious, economic, and political will. Coffee Party Equality is a part of the BE THE MEDIA project. It is intended to share evidence of special interest targeting and to report on actions being taken to demand, defend and restore equal rights for all Americans. You can join this relaunched BE THE MEDIA campaign by going to www.coffeepartyusa.com/volunteer.


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Ted Cruz goes ballistic over “radical” idea that gay people should enjoy equality

Ted Cruz goes ballistic over “radical” idea that gay people should enjoy equality | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The Texas senator loses it over the "radical" idea that gay people should enjoy equality
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Equality is American. And you, sir?

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Pens Op-Ed Calling on Corporations to Oppose Surge of Indiana-Like Bills Across Country

Apple CEO Tim Cook Pens Op-Ed Calling on Corporations to Oppose  Surge of Indiana-Like Bills Across Country | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
“A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors,” Cook writes in the Washington Post
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I had to read this just one more time.

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Citizen Journalist Thrown Out of City Council Receives $200,000 Settlement

Citizen Journalist Thrown Out of City Council Receives $200,000 Settlement | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Camera....ACTION! Citizen Journalist wins in court against City officials violating Open Meetings and Sunshine Laws. Read more →
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Alabama Chief Judge Roy Moore Strikes Again

Alabama Chief Judge Roy Moore Strikes Again | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Alabama State Supreme Court Issues Order Ruling Same Sex Marriages are not Constitutionally Protected.Read more →
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The Constitution is NOT the Problem

The Constitution is NOT the Problem | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Bobby Rodrigo explains a few things about the US Constitution.Read more →
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Bobby Jindal: Amend Constitution To Stop Marriage Equality

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), a potential 2016 presidential candidate, mocked GOP colleagues for abandoning their opposition to marriage equality and endorsed a federal constitutional amendment...
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Alabama Lawyers Face Off Against Chief Justice In Gay Marriage Fight - Huffington Post

Alabama Lawyers Face Off Against Chief Justice In Gay Marriage Fight - Huffington Post | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
In Alabama, which is set to begin allowing same-sex marriages on Monday, two old foes are facing off over the future of gay rights in the state.
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One Gay Man's Thoughts on Heteros that Fight for LGBT Equality - Equality Mag

One Gay Man's Thoughts on Heteros that Fight for LGBT Equality - Equality Mag | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
As a heterosexual that longs to see LGBT equality in the US, what this homosexual male had to say left me with a broken heart, in a good way. Meet Clarence.
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Laurence Tribe on Gay Marriage

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Harvard Law School's Laurence Tribe comments on gay marriage during an interview with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on "With All Due Respect." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Children's Law in the New Age of Marriage - The National Law Journal (registration)

Children's Law in the New Age of Marriage - The National Law Journal (registration) | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Much remains legally uncertain for kids who come from households with same-sex parents.
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Federal Judge Won't Put Alaska Marriages on Hold

Federal Judge Won't Put Alaska Marriages on Hold | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Judge Timothy Burgess denied the state's request to stay his pro-marriage equality ruling, but the state is now asking an appellate court to do so.
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State senator pops the question after Nevada's gay marriage ban falls - CNN

State senator pops the question after Nevada's gay marriage ban falls - CNN | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
On Tuesday a state senator from Nevada was able to ask his partner to legally marry him.
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Florida House Passes Religious Exemption to Block Gay Adoptions - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee

Florida House Passes Religious Exemption to Block Gay Adoptions - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
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Tom Cotton’s Iran humiliation: How the talking points robot short-circuited on gay rights

Tom Cotton’s Iran humiliation: How the talking points robot short-circuited on gay rights | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Arkansas senator Tom Cotton can't be bothered with anti-gay discrimination because Iran wants nukes, or something
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Cotton strikes again.

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Indianapolis' Republican Mayor Has a Brilliant Response to State's New Anti-Gay Law

Indianapolis' Republican Mayor Has a Brilliant Response to State's New Anti-Gay Law | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
" And I hope that message is being heard loud and clear at our Statehouse."
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Oral Arguments Set for New Jersey Voter Appeal

Oral Arguments Set for New Jersey Voter Appeal | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The US Court of Appeals is set to hear a case of forced association in order to vote in a New Jersey primary. Everyone in the state paid for it, but some are more qualified to vote than others.Read more →
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What A “Fracking” Decision!

What A “Fracking” Decision! | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Bobby Rodrigo offers legal analysis of the latest Fracking decision...Read more →
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Bill To Repeal Defense of Marriage Act Gains Another Republican Co-Sponsor | Lavender Magazine

Bill To Repeal Defense of Marriage Act Gains Another Republican Co-Sponsor | Lavender Magazine | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Bill To Repeal Defense of Marriage Act Gains Another Republican Co-Sponsor: The Huffington Post reports that H... http://t.co/hKJbLSHXPE
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Michigan will recognize 300 same-sex marriages - Detroit Free Press

Michigan will recognize 300 same-sex marriages - Detroit Free Press | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
In a boost to the escalating gay-marriage movement Gov. Rick Snyder said he will not appeal U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith's ruling last month.
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This anti-gay-marriage group is really excited that it just helped elect pro-gay-marriage candidates

This anti-gay-marriage group is really excited that it just helped elect pro-gay-marriage candidates | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The National Organization for Marriage rejoices at the defeat of three pro-gay-marriage Republicans in the midterm elections—and sets its sights on 2016.
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South pushes forward with marriage equality; states to appeal court rulings - Chicago Phoenix

Marriage equality proponents are celebrating a Thanksgiving of sorts—as the South progresses ever closer to marriage equality in its states.
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Gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi struck down

Gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi struck down | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can considers appeals.
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Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
With the addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital.
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Arizona, Alaska join 29 other states recognizing gay marriage

Arizona, Alaska join 29 other states recognizing gay marriage | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
A federal judge in Arizona has struck down that state’s gay marriage ban, and the US Supreme Court has turned away a request by Alaska officials seeking a stay of a federal court ruling striking down that state’s ban.
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Charleston, SC, court accepts application for gay marriage license despite ban - Los Angeles Times

Charleston, SC, court accepts application for gay marriage license despite ban - Los Angeles Times | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
A Kansas judge ordered county clerks to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Wednesday, making it the latest state to do so since the U.S. Supreme Court this week cleared the way for gays and lesbians to marry in a number of states.
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