Civil and political rights are a class of rights and freedoms that protect individuals from unwarranted action by government and private organizations and individuals and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression.

Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Writes Maryland State Delegate A Scathing Letter In Favor Of Gay Marriage: Read It Here

After Brendon Ayanbadejo, a linebacker with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, spoke out in favor of Maryland legislation that would legalize gay marriage in the state, a local politician couldn’t resist getting involved. Last week, Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti encouraging him to silence his employee on the hot-button issue. On Friday, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe responded to Burns.

Mitt Romney Labeled ‘Racist’ Due To Mormon Faith In Controversial Neon Sign

A sign in front of Steven Showers' California home has made his home the topic of neighborly outrage. The 14-foot tall buzzing neon obelisk pleads for passersby to "Save the GOP." A relatively unthreatening sentiment, right? Except the rest of the glowing red and green text labels Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney a "racist."

Kirk Cameron: ‘I Did Not Defend Todd Akin’

When Cameron appeared on Tuesday’s “Today” show to discuss his new documentary, “Monumental,” co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb quickly steered the conversation toward the controversy surrounding Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment. It was almost like a dare: Say something outrageous, Kirk.