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.
Toledo Blade 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...
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.
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]
Oldest Latino civil rights group: more support needed for LGBT youth NBC Latino 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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