Civil rights

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.

Ramadan Reflects Struggle For Democracy In Muslim World

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the Islamic world will have much to reflect upon this year. In Syria, a civil war looms if it hasn't already arrived. In Egypt, a fledgling democracy is being tested. In Afghanistan, an exhaustive American war is coming to a dubious end.

As Apple Faces New US Discrimination Accusations, Iran Tries To Capitalize

Reported incidents of discrimination by Apple Store employees against people of Iranian descent are increasing, raising the likelihood that what appeared to be a few cases of prejudice may turn into a legal and diplomatic scandal. Further, the company's virtual non-response to the reports exposes it to being played by Tehran, which has already become involved.

Queerview Cinema: Outfest Turns 30, Looks Forward

Outfest, which kicks off on Thursday at various venues around Los Angeles, turns 30 this year, a milestone that presents its organizers with the opportunity to reflect upon both where it's been and where it's heading.


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