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DC Surrogacy legalization becomes law
At long last, the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act, legalizing and regulating surrogate parenting agreements in the District, took effect on April 7 after completion of its congressional review period. It [...]
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FBI Obtained FISA Warrant to Monitor Carter Page
WaPo reports: The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe [...]
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Nebraska State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling That Struck Down Nation’s Last Ban On LGBT Adoption
Joe My God reports on the ACLU reaction: The Nebraska Supreme Court today upheld a lower court decision which strikes down a decades old ban on gay and lesbian foster [...]
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LGBT advocates criticize nominee for Army secretary
(Photo of Mark E. Green by Erik Schelzig/Associated Press) Helene Cooper and Maggie Haberman report at NYT: A Tennessee state senator who has criticized federal attempts to bar discrimination against [...]
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State Dept. Urges Russia to stop Chechen murders and torture
Joe My God reports: Yesterday the State Department called on Russia to investigate reports that Chechen police are rounding up and murdering gay men. Tonight the State Department has issued [...]
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Lambda Legal responds to confirmation of Gorsuch to SCOTUS
David Badash of The New Civil Rights Movement reports this statement by Lambda Legal Director of Strategy Sharon McGowan: The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but [...]
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Haley on Syrian chemical attack: US may act if UN does not
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke eloquently at an emergency meeting at the UN on the horrific chemical attack in Syria that killed dozens of children among others. It is not [...]
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Neil Gorsuch, plagiarist?
(Photo of Neil Gorsuch by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) David Badash writes at The New Civil Rights Movement: Judge Neil Gorsuch appears to have copied portions of another author’s work in [...]
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Seventh Circuit: Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers
Matthew Haag and Niraj Chokshi report in NYT: In a significant victory for gay rights, a federal appeals court in Chicago ruled Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects [...]
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Former D.C. Council member Sharon Ambrose dies
(Photo by James A. Parcell/The Washington Post) Martin Weil reports at The Washington Post: Sharon Ambrose, who served on the D.C. Council for 10 years, died Saturday night at George [...]
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