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US to support gay rights abroad

7 December 2011 Last updated at 10:53 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Hillary Clinton: “Being gay is not a western invention, it is a human reality” The US has publicly declared it will fight discrimination against gays and lesbians abroad by using foreign aid and diplomacy to encourage reform. Secretary […]

Gay rights must be criterion for US aid allocations, instructs Obama

President Barack Obama has instructed officials to consider how countries treat their gay and lesbian populations when making decisions about allocating foreign aid. In the first US government strategy to deal with human rights abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens abroad, a presidential memorandum issued on Tuesday instructs agencies to use foreign […]

Pepper spray cop was involved in anti-gay slur lawsuit which ended in $240,000 settlement

November 23, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Pepper spray cop was involved in anti-gay slur lawsuit which ended in $240,000 settlement 23 Nov 2011 Video footage of Lt. John Pike and another officer clad in riot gear casually spraying an orange cloud at the heads of University of California, Davis, protesters who were sitting peacefully on […]

Unions criticise IMDb in age row

28 October 2011 Last updated at 15:19 GMT IMDb is an online database of movies, television shows, actors and other showbiz personnel Two US acting unions have criticised movie website IMDb over its policy of giving actor’s ages and dates of birth. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio […]

NY bus accused of discrimination

21 October 2011 Last updated at 22:53 GMT Sexes sometimes sit apart on buses in the parts of the Orthodox Jewish community, US media report New York City officials say they could shut a bus service running through an Orthodox Jewish area that is accused of asking women to sit at the back. Officials have […]

Regional accents thrive in U.S.

(CNN) — Hours of TV each day. The internet. Increased travel and mobility. All these factors expose us to culture and voices on a national rather than local scale. But if you think all this exposure is homogenizing our language, think again. Regional accents are going strong around the United States, bringing with them all […]

Obama’s Jobs Plan Will Guarantee Full Employment–For Lawyers

Anyone familiar with the full text of President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act will understand why he is in such a hurry for Congress to pass it. He doesn’t want anyone to read it first. We’ve been down this road before and, heaven help us, the president wants to take us down this road yet […]