Same-sex marrieds to receive increased rights under new U.S. policy

Same-sex marrieds to receive increased rights under new U.S. policy

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Bolstering legal rights for same-sex couples offering lesbian and gay citizens in the U.S. a ‘step-up’ under equality in the courtroom, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will be implementing equality measures for same-sex couples to match current legal rights for hetero-couples in […]

[US] Women’s rights is the longest revolution

[US] Women’s rights is the longest revolution

Ruth Rosen – Salon – Wednesday, 27 February 2013 (originally published 21 Feb) In 1968, the Phillip Morris Company launched a memorable campaign to sell Virginia Slims, a new brand of cigarettes targeting women, itself a new phenomenon.  It had a brand-new slogan: “You’ve come a long way, baby.”  The company plastered it on billboards nationwide […]

Moroccan women build land rights movement

Moroccan women build land rights movement

Stacy Wheeler – Global Post –  Wednesday, 25 July 2012 (originally published 18 Jul) RABAT, Morocco — When Rkia Bellot’s family sold their communal land in 2004, each of her eight brothers received a share of the proceeds. But Bellot, a single woman, got nothing. That’s because Bellot’s family land was part of the 37 […]

Well-Deserved Honor for Rev. Irene Monroe

Well-Deserved Honor for Rev. Irene Monroe

Sharon Groves – Human Rights Campaign – Monday, 23 July 2012 (originally published 16 Jul) Earlier this month, the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced that the Rev. Irene Monroe was a recipient of their 2012 Spirit of Justice award. Rev. Monroe is an extraordinary woman who serves as an ordained minister, a […]

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

Jessica Arevalo – Huffington Post – 04 June 2012 (originally published 30 May) The civil rights movement in the United States today has an LGBTQ agenda, and it is gaining momentum. On May 9, President Obama declared his support of same-sex marriage and following suit, the NAACP passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a […]