Civil Rights

Supreme Court declines to review California concealed-weapon law

The Supreme Court will not intervene in a lower court’s decision that the Second Amendment does not protect the right to carry a concealed weapon in public.<p>Gun-rights advocates had asked the court to review a California law that gives local sheriffs power to require that those seeking …

Second Amendment

Supreme Court Turns Down Case on Carrying Guns in Public

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a California law that places strict limits on carrying guns in public.<p>As is their custom, the justices gave no reasons for deciding not to hear the case. The court has turned away numerous Second Amendment …

Second Amendment

Supreme Court declines to take up two Second Amendment cases

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up two Second Amendment cases for next term.<p>The first case dealt with a San Diego ordinance that required San Diego gun owners to have a good reason to carry a concealed firearm outside the home.<p>The second case concerned two men from …

Second Amendment

Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.<p>The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a …

Equality

Polish government widely condemned over morning-after pill law

Legislation requiring doctor’s appointment is latest attack on women’s rights in Poland and violates shared EU values, says MEP<p>The Polish government has been accused of launching a “sexual counter-revolution” that is an affront to European values after passing legislation reducing women’s access to …

Rights & Freedoms

Why Airport Security Might Ask to Inspect Your Books

Privacy advocates are sounding the alarm after security officials at some airports have been inspecting passengers' books and other paper …

ACLU

How This 14-Year-Old Got Free Pads & Tampons in Her Middle School

"Nothing's going to change unless you do it yourself."<p>One day in April, Cordelia Longo left a class at Islander Middle School in Washington to go find a pad or tampon, NBC reports. But no machine in her school bathrooms worked. After 20 minutes, all she'd accomplished was losing all her change. …

Women's Rights

Supreme Court Allows Watered-Down Travel Ban To Take Effect For Now

The ban is one of the president's most controversial campaign promises.<p>The Supreme Court has agreed to review President Donald Trump’s travel ban in October, allowing a watered-down version of the order to go into effect in the meantime.<p>Individuals from the six Muslim-majority countries affected by …

ACLU

Poland makes emergency contraception a prescription-only drug — even for rape survivors

Published 2m ago on<p>by Claire Lampen<p>ShareEmail<p>Published 2m ago on<p>by Claire Lampen<p>Polish President Andrzej Duda has approved a law that women's rights …

Rights & Freedoms

‘For those of us who work in marbled halls … the Second Amendment might seem antiquated’

From Monday’s opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas (joined by Justice Neil Gorsuch), dissenting from denial of certiorari in <i>Peruta v. California</i>:<p>For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem …

Second Amendment

Progress on Gay Rights in Serbia, With a Catch

Serbia hardly has a progressive track record on gay rights. So when President Aleksandar Vucic announced this month that he was nominating Ana Brnabic, a 41-year-old, openly lesbian, woman as prime minister, he stunned Serbians and outside observers alike.<p>Ms. Brnabic — who only entered politics …

Gay Rights

Federal judge to consider Monday whether to halt deportation of Iraqi nationals

A federal judge on Monday will consider whether or not to impose a temporary national halt on deporting Iraqi nationals.<p>Judge Mark Goldsmith, a …

ACLU

This Week in Geographic History: Civil Rights Act of 1964

06/25/2017 · by alukacs119 · in Classroom Ideas, Main, Weekly Warm-Up. ·<p>We’re slowing down for the summer! Instead of our usual roundup of “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events, here’s a closer look at one historic event that connects to something in the news today. We’ve also matched it …

Civil Liberties

Turkish police break up gay pride protest in Istanbul

Police thwart LGBT activists’ attempted parade planned in defiance of an official ban from local authorities<p>Turkish police have thwarted an attempt by gay pride activists to hold a parade in Istanbul in defiance of an official ban from the local authorities.<p>Police fired rubber bullets at a group of …

Turkey

Bakeries are at the center of the Supreme Court’s next big case on LGBTQ rights

The key question: Does a baker’s religious belief trump a state’s civil rights protections for LGBTQ people?<p>The next big Supreme Court case on LGBTQ rights also involves cake.<p>On Monday, the nation’s highest court announced it will hear a case about whether laws that shield LGBTQ people from …

Equality

Tanzania threatens crackdown on LGBT advocates

| DAR ES SALAAM<p>Tanzania has threatened to arrest and expel activists, as well as deregister all non-governmental organisations that campaign for gay rights.<p>Homosexuality is a criminal offence in the East African nation, where the law states that suspects convicted of having "carnal knowledge of any …

Gay Rights

Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

<b>By Zeynep Bilginsoy</b>, <i>The Associated Press</i>ISTANBUL — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from …

Gay Rights

These Teachers Are Learning Gun Skills To Protect Students, They Say

Support the news<p>Will arming teachers make schools safer? While that debate continues across the country, this week more than a dozen school employees …

Guns

Venkaiah Naidu wants Emergency to be pat of school syllabus, calls it 'darkest chapter'

<b>Hyderabad:</b> Terming 'Emergency' as the "darkest chapter" in India's democratic history, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday stressed the need …

India

Alt-Right Rally to Protest Celebrities 'Joking' About Violence Against Trump Draws Small Crowd

"White Nationalists" and "Alt-Right" supporters gather for rallies in D.C. to protest celebrities like Kathy Griffin and Johnny Depp 'joking' about …

Donald Trump

New York Pride marchers target Trump, San Francisco parties

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated …

LGBTQ

Academics alarmed by TSA plans to require books to be removed from carry-on luggage

The Transportation Security Administration is testing and plans to expand a program in which airline passengers will be asked to remove books from …

ACLU

Discover Gill pro's favourite kit

In celebration of Women's Sport Week 2017, we asked our resident female sailors what Gill products they liked the most, and why.<p><b>What is your</b> …

Freedom of Movement

US announces plans to inspect books at airport security

Airline passengers in America may be required to separate out books, magazines and papers from cabin baggage - but civil liberties campaigners have …

ACLU

Alt-Right Boss Attacks Trump’s ‘Repulsive and Creepy’ Fanboys

Who’s the most deplorable of them all? According to alt-right leader Richard Spencer, it’s other Trump stalwarts.<p>In Washington, D.C., on Sunday afternoon, the two camps of the pro-Trump far-right showed just how much they hated each other.<p>They held their own separate diminutive events, just a mile …

Politics

Mexican soccer fans are reluctant to give up a favorite chant — an anti-gay slur

They’ve been begged by star players to stop it, fined repeatedly, and threatened with dramatic sanctions that could hurt their national team’s chances in the World Cup.<p>But Mexican soccer fans have been loathto give up their favorite game-day chant, a homophobic slur that has been condemned by gay …

Gay Rights

Vietnam blogger Pham Minh Hoang deported to France

<b>A French-Vietnamese dissident blogger has been deported to France after losing his nationality of birth.</b><p>Pham Minh Hoang served a jail sentence after being convicted in 2011 over articles that "blackened the image of the country".<p>Hoang, 62, was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday after losing his …

Vietnam

First U.S. pride parades under Trump spotlight resistance to new threats to gay rights

NEW YORK—Gay pride parades Sunday in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on …

LGBTQ

IDF to allow secular burial in military ceremony

Following petition filed with High Court, military order dealing with burial ceremonies changed petitioners not satisfied.

Israel

Man slaps woman on bus ‘for wearing shorts during Ramadan’

A man allegedly slapped a woman on a bus because she was wearing shorts during Islamic holiday Ramadan.<p>CCTV footage showed the passenger striking …

Women's Rights