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Thirteen-year-old Staggerlee used to be called Evangeline, but she took on a fiercer name. She's always been different--set apart by the tragic deaths of her grandparents in an anti-civil rights bombing, by her parents' interracial marriage, and by her family's retreat from the world. This summer she has a new reason to feel set apart--her confused longing for her friend Hazel. When cousin Trout comes to stay, she gives Staggerlee a first glimpse of her possible future selves and the world beyond childhood.

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Rep. Amash Warns GOP About Conservative Youth Support for Gay Marriage - Reason

Rep. Amash Warns GOP About Conservative Youth Support for Gay Marriage - Reason | The House You Pass On The Way by Jacqueline Woodson | Scoop.it
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Rep. Amash Warns GOP About Conservative Youth Support for Gay Marriage Reason Amash was concerned that some Republicans might make the wrong remark just after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act was...
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Gay Marriage for Hawaii, New Jersey Seen in Civil Rights

Gay Marriage for Hawaii, New Jersey Seen in Civil Rights | The House You Pass On The Way by Jacqueline Woodson | Scoop.it
Gay-marriage advocates, emboldened
by a landmark Supreme Court ruling, are enlisting students in
New Jersey, black pastors in Illinois and Filipinos in Hawaii to
try to convince legislators that history is on their side.
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#usfca prof explains Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage to resume in California

#usfca prof explains Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage to resume in California | The House You Pass On The Way by Jacqueline Woodson | Scoop.it

The U.S. Supreme Court today sent back a challenge to California's gay marriage ban for lack of standing, which will bring full marriage equality to the state...

 

It is still possible that equality opponents could argue that the ruling should only apply to the couples who were married before Prop 8 passed, but their odds of success are low.

 

“There’s a slim chance, because the context here is the Supreme Court has remanded to lower court,” says Kimberly D. Richman, an associate professor of sociology and legal studies at the University of San Francisco. “But I can’t imagine that a judge will not defer to the existing decision that literally puts a permanent injunction on Proposition 8 as a whole.” [via laywers.com]


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University of San Francisco's curator insight, June 26, 2013 1:42 PM
Kimberly Richman is an associate professor of sociology and lega studies at the University of San Francisco (USF). She received her B.A. at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine, where she also completed a Graduate Emphasis in Women's Studies. She currently teaches Criminology; Sociology of Law; and Deviance and Social Control; and will teach U.S. Inequalities and Social Justice and Gender, Sexuality, and Law in the future.
Her research interests include gender, sexuality, and law; crime, law, and the social construction of "deviance"; family law; legal consciousness; court processes; and reintegrative programming for prison inmates. She is the author of the award winning book Courting Change (NYU Press) and multiple articles and book chapters on the topic of child custody and adoption for gay and lesbian parents.
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Oldest Latino civil rights group: more support needed for LGBT youth - NBC Latino

Oldest Latino civil rights group: more support needed for LGBT youth - NBC Latino | The House You Pass On The Way by Jacqueline Woodson | Scoop.it
Oldest Latino civil rights group: more support needed for LGBT youth
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The League of United Latin American Citizens, known by their initials LULAC, is the nation's largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization.
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Gay rap, the unthinkable becomes reality

Gay rap, the unthinkable becomes reality | The House You Pass On The Way by Jacqueline Woodson | Scoop.it
For decades, hip-hop kept gay voices quiet. Now, at last, they are breaking through

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