Equality

ACLU Sues Michigan After Same-Sex Couples Seeking To Adopt Are Rejected

Kristy and Dana Dumont were ready to give a child in need a permanent home. They moved into a Dimondale, Mich., house with two spare bedrooms and a spacious, fenced-in yard, in a school district with strong extracurriculars and a diverse community.<p>The couple of 11 years began seriously considering …

Social Justice

4 Reasons 401(k) Tax Reform Could Decimate the Middle Class

As if we didn't already have poor saving habits, a Republican proposal to alter the treatment of 401(k) contributions could cripple the middle …

Retirement

What This Mom Said When Her Daughter's Gay BFF Asked To Spend The Night

For as long as many of can remember there was one consistent rule for a girl's sleepover: No boys allowed. But does that rule change if your …

Parenting

'Homosexual Conduct Should Be Illegal,' and 5 Other Things GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Has Said

Republicans in Alabama will go to the polls Tuesday to choose their party's candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became …

Social Justice

Donald Trump Is About to Show How Aggressively He Intends to Cut the Corporate Tax Rate

U.S. President Donald Trump and top Republicans in Congress are about to show how aggressively they intend to cut the corporate tax rate, while …

Congressional Committees

Australians vent fury after unsolicited same sex marriage texts Yahoo7 News

People across the country have voiced their outrage after mobile phone text messages were randomly sent to phone numbers urging the recipients to …

Australian News

French leftists and unions protest Macron's reforms

The protesters oppose sweeping changes to France's labor code, which make it easier to lay off workers. But Macron defends his reforms, saying the're …

World News

How Housing Intensifies the Racial Wealth Gap

The wealth of black families lags far behind whites, and housing markets play a key role.<p>There’s a great article from <i>The New York Times</i>’ Emily Badger about a new study that shows just how much Americans (especially white Americans) underestimate the gap in the economic circumstances between black …

Social Justice

'Straight lives matter': Anti-SSM rally held in Sydney's gay heartland

Dozens of police officers descended on Darlinghurst, in central Sydney, as an anti same-sex marriage rally was held in the city's gay …

Social Justice

Aussies confused by ‘Yes’ vote SMS

THE marriage equality campaign has taken a new turn today, after many Australians received a text message calling on them to vote ‘Yes’ in the postal …

Australian News

Why identity politics and class politics can’t be separated - Salon.com

“Not everything is about an economic theory, right?” said Clinton at one point during a speech to her supporters. “If we broke up the big banks tomorrow — and I will if they deserve it, if they pose a systemic risk, I will — would that end racism? Would that end sexism? Would that end …

Liberal View

Ben Carson breaks with Trump, praises Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet broke with him on Alabama's Senate race just hours before Trump's planned arrival in Huntsville.<p>Trump is set to campaign Friday night for Sen. Luther Strange, who next week faces former judge Roy Moore in a Republican runoff for the …

Politics

Four Rules for the Coming Tax Reform Debate

Next week, Trump administration officials and leading Republicans in Congress are expected to unveil a new framework on tax reform. At the same time, Republicans are coming to the end of a last-ditch, likely doomed, effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.<p>On health care, Republicans …

Opinion

Sioux Falls poverty population decreases

A report says that more people in Sioux Falls are finding full-time work and escaping poverty as the economy benefits from a growing middle class.<p>The …

Business

How Pineapple Pizza Just Became A Symbol For LGBTQ Rights

Aside from being divisive topics in the world, pineapple pizza and marriage equality seem to have little in common. Yet both have staunch supporters …

Social Justice

Well played, Tony Abbott. But here's why you're wrong

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis<p>View More Local Business<p>List Your Business Here<p><b>Opinion</b><p>Tony Abbott says that there is a lesson to be learned from his …

Australian News

Thousands protest ruling to overturn ban on 'conversion therapy' for gays and lesbians in Brazil

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in downtown Sao Paulo on Friday to protest a court’s recent decision to overturn an 18-year ban on conversion therapy meant to “cure” gay people.<p>Chants of "it's not a disease" could be heard over songs including Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" as protesters flew …

Conversion Therapy

'My family's fight for equality' by Casey Dellacqua

It should never have come to this. I ticked the Yes box on the same-sex marriage survey the other day and it felt a bit insulting to have to validate …

Nick Kyrgios

‘Looks like I’m voting yes 4 times’

AUSTRALIAN voters have been bragging online about voting for the same-sex marriage postal survey more than once.

Australian News

Charles Gasparino: The middle class doesn't pay a lot of tax, so we should cut taxes for the rich

Gasparino: "It sounds good to say let's do a middle class tax cut" but "they don't pay a lot of the taxes"<p>From the September 22 edition of Fox News'</i> …

Social Justice

Text message, doorknocking for 'yes' vote receives mixed response

"How did they get my unlisted mobile number? Why is my privacy being breached in the hope that I'll respond to a survey in a particular way ... …

Australian News

The Supreme Court will tackle President Trump's travel ban, gay civil rights and partisan gerrymandering.

When the U.S. Supreme Court gathers this October to discuss the future of gay civil rights, voter roll purging, and President Donald Trump's travel …

Judiciary

Tori Amos ‘doesn’t understand’ Christians who oppose same-sex marriage

Tori Amos says she doesn’t understand Christians who are opposed to same-sex marriage.<p>Discussing her support for the LGBT community in the October …

LGBTQ

The False Promise of Macron’s Labor Reforms

Give him credit for consistency at least. Amid all the equivocations shaping his career, French President Emmanuel Macron has remained singularly …

Liberal View

'Yes' campaign door knocking for support

Opponents of same sex marriage have stopped discussing marriage equality and are using red herrings as the deadline for the national survey looms, …

In debate, Roy Moore claims DACA a 'mere memo,' violated law

During a debate for Alabama’s open U.S. Senate seat, former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore blasted a controversial immigration policy recently …

Roy Moore

To Address Inequality, Let’s Take on Monopolies

Barry Lynn, Kevin CartyMost Americans know that our country has become extremely unequal. They may not know that the richest 0.1% of Americans own as …

Social Justice

Opinion: Canada's tax proposals target the rich? Don't believe it

On July 18, the federal Liberal government announced drastic and far-reaching changes to the tax system affecting private corporations. Although many …

Canadian News

Beneath Germany's staid election, inequality stirs a 'moderate' populist revolt

Germany's economic success makes the political status quo seem unassailable. But for a growing number of Germans, jobs and the social safety net are …

Social Justice

Same-sex marriage protesters clash - exchange verbal blows only

Protesters and counter-protesters in the same-sex marriage debate came face to face in Sydney on Saturday as the debate surrounding the Australian …

Australian News