The heads of U.S. military branches are trying to delay a July 1 deadline for allowing transgender people to join the military, citing a need to “study the issue.”
By a majority vote, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has launched a probe of the Trump administration’s handling of civil rights enforcement across at least seven agencies.
On Thursday, ProPublica published a report finding that—shockingly—the Trump administration is rolling back civil rights protections across federal agencies.
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Four lesbian couples are suing the state of Tennessee over a bill signed into law last Thursday by Governor Bill Haslam that could be used to discriminate against same-sex couples.
The hits keep coming for the people of Flint, where more than 8,000 residents now stand to lose their homes if they don’t pay up on overdue water bills.
Advocates for ending cash bail systems for defendants charged with minor offenses, which disproportionately affect the poor and people of color, won an important court battle in Houston on Friday.
Arkansas’ plans to hastily execute eight death row inmates in a period of less than two weeks before the expiration date of one of its sedative drugs was a horrific and insane plan to begin with.
It’s been a whirlwind day for United Airlines, which has been under fire after videos emerged of law enforcement literally dragging a 69-year-0ld Asian passenger off the Sunday evening flight out of Chicago that they overbooked. Now, though, the Chicago Police Department is joining in the tone-deaf response.
After video of a man being brutally dragged off an overbooked United flight from Louisville to Chicago on Sunday night tore across the internet, one New York Times columnist bravely set out to find the World’s Worst Take on the outrage.
Republican Gov. Robert Bentley is probably the only person in Alabama right now who doesn’t think he’ll be impeached for ethics violations.
Baltimore residents wanted it—particularly those whose communities for too long have been ravaged by police misconduct and brutality. City council members wanted it. The mayor and police commissioner wanted it, too.
On a warm Wednesday morning in late October, three men piled into a gray-blue Dodge van and drove to a cafe in an upscale section of north St. Louis. The van was old, the kind that squeaks and shakes and rumbles as if it’s going to burst at any moment, Looney Tunes-style, and as the men pulled over and jumped out,…
UN human rights experts have sounded the alarm over an “undemocratic” trend in the U.S. by lawmakers to criminalize and impede the right to protest. The warning is particularly troublesome given that one of the primary tools to fight the agendas of President Donald Trump and right-wing Republicans has been consistent,…
It’s hard to imagine a world without the now iconic six-colored stripes of Gilbert Baker’s rainbow flag, which he made in 1978 at the request of the late San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk to be launched at that year’s Gay Pride Parade as a uniting symbol. (Baker’s original flag had eight colors.)
NEW YORK—The mood in the room was upbeat. Day one of the Convening of Sanctuary Cities, the first meeting of its kind, had brought together dozens of local elected officials, advocates, and legal experts to pick at fruit plates while sharing strategies to work against the White House’s sweeping immigration agenda. Law…
Today, First Lady Melania Trump attended the International Women of Courage event held by the State Department to honor 13 women who have shown “exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.” (Interestingly enough, two of the recipients are…
Several states are resisting President Donald Trump’s authoritarian targeting of undocumented immigrants in the United States, but perhaps none as much as California.