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What Jeff Sessions Has Said About Race and Civil Rights
The man who Donald Trump has tapped as his nominee for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions , R-Ala., is being criticized anew for decades-old allegations that he made racist remarks as a federal prosecutor in his home state. Even then, Sessions insisted he harbored no racial bias and disputed the
Senate Passes Workplace Gay Rights Bill With Bipartisan Support
With the backing of 10 Republican senators, the Senate passed a bill Thursday that bans discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Senate voted 64 to 32 in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, also known as ENDA, the first...
Celebrating Green Cards for Same-Sex Couples, Immigrant Youth Urge Action
A crowd of young immigrant students wearing shirts that read “I Am Undocumented” quickly rose from the pews of the church and started snapping pictures as the back doors opened to reveal two women walking down the aisle, about to be wed. The 300 mostly...
Pedro Julio Serrano On Status of LGBT Rights in Puerto Rico
Video: Activist Pedro Julio Serrano Talks About Status of LGBT Rights in Puerto Rico
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday June 27, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Carrie Halperin, Amanda VanAllen, Jayce Henderson and Will Cantine SCOUTS RULINGS The ...
Same-Sex Spouses Cheer DOMA's Demise
Tommy Starling and Jeff Littlefield, who were legally married in California in 2008 just before the passage of Proposition 8, were recently honored at the White House as celebrated as model dads. But in the eyes of the federal government, they have had none of the rights and privileges afforded
Supreme Court DOMA Ruling Looms Over Immigration Overhaul
Supreme Court DOMA Decision Could Go Either Way for Immigrant Same-Sex Couples
Leahy Tries (Again) to Include Gay Couples in Immigration Bill
Sen. Patrick Leahy is making another attempt at including same-sex couples in immigration reform. The Vermont Democrat on Tuesday evening reintroduced an amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill that would allow Americans in long-term, same-sex relationships to sponsor their foreign partners
Immigration Reform Heads to Senate Floor: Where It Stands
Gang of Eight Bill Heads to Senate Floor Virtually Unscathed After Marathon Amendment Session.
Gay Rights Could Complicate Immigration Bill
Republicans Say Including Same-Sex Couples Could Sink the Bill. Is It True?