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Sanders: I was ahead of the curve on gay rights

Sanders: I was ahead of the curve on gay rights | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
“Not too many people voted against it, but I did,” he said of the DOMA vote in 1996.
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This is the next front in the battle for gay rights - Washington Post (blog)

This is the next front in the battle for gay rights - Washington Post (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
LGBTQ Americans still lack protection against discrimination in the workplace.
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Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide - New York Times

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide - New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the court ruled, 5-4, that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
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Civil rights veteran John Lewis urges black clergy to ‘fix’ Voting Rights Act

Civil rights veteran John Lewis urges black clergy to ‘fix’ Voting Rights Act | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (RNS) Some 70 pastors and other religious leaders headed to lawmakers’ offices to press for changes in the Voting Rights Act.
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Bernie Sanders: Economic Rights (3/24/2015)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers a fiery speech on equal pay for women, income inequality, taxes, and the problems of rising health care and education costs ...
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Study reveals core of gender-based violence in Bredasdorp - News24

Study reveals core of gender-based violence in Bredasdorp - News24 | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The 'superior' role men assume in relationships is at the core of gender-based violence bedevilling the Bredasdorp community, a study has revealed.
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Pentagon makes ‘Sexual Orientation’ a new Anti-Discrimination policy | The Heralding

Pentagon makes ‘Sexual Orientation’ a new Anti-Discrimination policy | The Heralding | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Tuesday that the Pentagon has barred discrimination based on sexual orientation, making it a part of the category
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The Christian Learning Curve on Transgender Issues

The Christian Learning Curve on Transgender Issues | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
E! Entertainment The two little letters carry a world of significance: he.
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Russian police arrest gay rights activists at Moscow pride rally

Russian police arrest gay rights activists at Moscow pride rally | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Several gay rights activists have been arrested by police after attempting to stage a gay pride rally in Moscow.
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SCOTUS rules Muslim woman should not have been denied job over head covering - CNNPolitics.com

SCOTUS rules Muslim woman should not have been denied job over head covering - CNNPolitics.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The court ruled 8-1 that the company failed to meet Samantha Elauf's religious needs.
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And Obama should never have been accused of being unAmerican because he may have been Mulim (which he wasn't but could have legally been!)

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Black women get killed by police, too: the #SayHerName demonstrations ... - Vox

The goal is more than just attention.
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Obama On Gay Marriage: 'If You Like Your Religion, You Can Keep Your Religion' - Breitbart

Obama On Gay Marriage: 'If You Like Your Religion, You Can Keep Your Religion' - Breitbart | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Friday, after the Supreme Court unilaterally made gay marriage the law of the land, President Obama made a statement from the White House that included this lie: I know that Americans of good will continue to hold a wide range...
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Women in the Weed Business Are Breaking Through the 'Grass Ceiling'

Women in the Weed Business Are Breaking Through the 'Grass Ceiling' | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Women Grow leadership summit in Colorado last month unveiled a rising force in the marijuana industry.
They came wearing stiletto heels, running shoes, cowboy boots, ballet flats and even high heel sneakers.
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White House shines rainbow colors to hail marriage ruling - CNNPolitics.com

White House shines rainbow colors to hail marriage ruling - CNNPolitics.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The White House was illuminated in rainbow colors Friday evening, a nod to the achievement of the gay rights movement.
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Jury finds New Jersey ‘gay conversion therapy’ provider guilty of consumer fraud

Jury finds New Jersey ‘gay conversion therapy’ provider guilty of consumer fraud | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
New Jersey company told to pay $72,000 to former clients for ‘fake cures’ Campaigners hail decision against notion that LGBT people ‘need to be fixed’ A New Jersey group that claimed it could “cure” gay people and make them straight has been...
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Saudi Arabia Won't Recognize Gay Rights, Government Condemns Those Who ... - International Business Times

Saudi Arabia Won't Recognize Gay Rights, Government Condemns Those Who ... - International Business Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The topic of homosexuality is often taboo in the country and can be met with imprisonment.
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How the Rainbow Flag Became an Icon of LGBT Rights - TIME

TIME How the Rainbow Flag Became an Icon of LGBT Rights TIME While the nation awaits a Supreme Court ruling that could establish same-sex marriage as a constitutional right, the rainbow flag — a symbol for LGBT rights, acceptance and pride — is...
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Women's Group Sends 'Abortion Drone' to Country That Bans Abortion

Women's Group Sends 'Abortion Drone' to Country That Bans Abortion | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization estimates that 47,000 women die as the result of illegal abortions every year.
Women on Waves is a pro-choice non-profit created in 1999 by Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts.
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What becoming a stay-at-home dad taught me about gender roles - Washington Post

What becoming a stay-at-home dad taught me about gender roles - Washington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
While I didn't make my decision in a vacuum, neither did I fully consider how often I would be in charge of the vacuum — and all things domestic.
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Iranian Women Are Showing Off Their Hair As An Act Of Protest And It Is A Very Big Deal

Iranian Women Are Showing Off Their Hair As An Act Of Protest And It Is A Very Big Deal | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
This is a remarkably beautiful act of bravery.
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Senate Rejects Extending Veterans Benefits To Married Gay Couples And Their Kids

Senate Rejects Extending Veterans Benefits To Married Gay Couples And Their Kids | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The Senate quietly rejected legislation Thursday that would have extended certain veterans' benefits to married same-sex couples and their children who live in states where their marriag
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Ginsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights - U.S. News & World Report

Ginsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights - U.S. News & World Report | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says young women should fight for things they care about, but do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause.
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Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history

Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, has been awarded the highest honour a mathematician can attain
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