Category Archives: News and Politics

Labor Department Issues Guidelines on Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Federal Contract Workers


PRESS RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Daley Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (Office) 202.639.6325 (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org   Jorge Amaro Media and Public Relations Director (Office) 202.639.6306 (Cell) 213.842.7564 jamaro@theTaskForce.org   Labor Department Issues Guidelines on Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Federal … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Eviscerates the Voting Rights Act in a Texas Voter-ID Decision


Ari Berman | The Nation | October 21, 2014 (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) In 1963, only 156 of 15,000 eligible black voters in Selma, Alabama, were registered to vote. The federal government filed four lawsuits against the county registrars between 1963 and … Continue reading

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Obama may allow continuation of Bush-era torture practices


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American Voters Disaffected with Political Establishment


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New evidence changes Ferguson narrative


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New Documents Show NSA and Private Companies Have Closer Relationship Than Previously Thought


Jeff Larson and Julia Angwin | ProPublica | Reader Supported News | October 21, 2014 ewly disclosed National Security Agency documents suggest a closer relationship between American companies and the spy agency than has been previously disclosed. The documents, published last … Continue reading

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Has the LGBTI community forgotten its poor people?


Jean Paul Zapata | Gay Star News | October 17, 2014 Imagine you can’t get a job because your neighborhood knows you’re a lesbian. Or your apartment manager discovers you’re a trans man, and kicks you out of your home, … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality bonanza: feds extend spousal benefits to 7 states, court strikes down Arizona ban


PRESS RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Daley Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (Office) 202.639.6325 (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org   Jorge Amaro Media and Public Relations Director (Office) 202.639.6306 (Cell) 213.842.7564 jamaro@theTaskForce.org   Marriage Equality bonanza: feds extend spousal benefits to 7 states, … Continue reading

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Federal judge strikes down Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage


Reuters | Raw Story | October 17, 2014 Gay couple holding hands, wearing a wedding ring (Shutterstock) A federal judge has struck down Arizona’s ban on gay marriage, declaring it unconstitutional in a move that marks the latest in a series … Continue reading

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Top Five: Richest Members of Congress


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