[DIGEST: WZZM, MLive, Lambda, Detroit Free Press, The New Civil Rights Movement] Michigan has outlawed sodomy. Or so the Internet thought. The Michigan Senate passed the bill SB219, brought forward by Republican Senator Rick Jones, on January 28, 2016, to amend a portion of the Michigan penal code pertaining specifically to animal cruelty. Within the … Continued
This story is continuing to develop. Please check back for updates. [DIGEST: Politico; MySA; The Hill] United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead today at a luxury resort in Texas. Federal officials say he has died of natural causes. Justice Scalia was 79 years old. In a statement, Chief Justice of the … Continued
[DIGEST: MSNBC, NPR, CNN, NBC News, The New York Times, Politico] As expected, billionaire businessman Donald Trump soared to an easy win in the New Hampshire GOP primary, the first primary of the 2016 presidential campaign. But with first place out of sight for the rest of the packed field, all eyes have been on … Continued
The news about China’s economy keeps getting worse. China’s pain is America’s gain in the short term, but if Chinese markets keep falling, eventually they’ll take America’s with them.
Incidents of hate crimes perpetrated against Sikhs mistaken for Muslims continue to escalate in response to attacks by Islamic extremists. Can we prevent further incidents by educating the public, or is western Islamophobia too deeply ingrained to make significant change?
A proposed Indiana Bill purports to extend civil rights protections to the LGBT community. In practice, it may be a step back.
Staceyann Chin, a lesbian immigrant from Jamaica, shares her story of becoming a single mom in New York – through health insurance problems, bed rest and then raising a baby inside her small Brooklyn apartment.