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One in six married same-sex couples live in states that don’t recognize their marriage

Apr 24, 2015

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2015 — The number of legally married same-sex couples in the United States has tripled in the last year, according to a new poll released today by Gallup that was co-authored by Gary J. Gates, Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law,...

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Born Free USA Applauds Representative Peter DeFazio for Introducing Legislation to Curb Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Apr 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 24, 2015 - This week, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced legislation to save African elephants and rhinoceroses from poachers. The bill would impose trade sanctions on countries that facilitate ivory and rhino horn trafficking. Ivory from elephant tusks and horn from rhinos contributes billions of dollars to the global illegal wildlife...

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Raising the Minimum Wage to $12 by 2020 Would Benefit 37.7 Million Workers

Apr 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 - Today the Economic Policy Institute and the National Employment Law Project released a fact sheet, It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage, with detailed tables on the impact of raising the minimum wage to $12 by 2020 and indexing it to median wages thereafter. The fact sheet draws on...

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Oath Keepers Descend Upon Oregon with Dreams of Armed Confrontation over Mining Dispute

Apr 24, 2015
Oath Keepers Descend Upon Oregon with Dreams of Armed Confrontation over Mining Dispute

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New Paper Finds Gains from Multilateral Trade Liberalization to Be ‘Extremely Small’

Apr 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 - A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) examines recent IMF research on gains from multilateral trade liberalization, as under the WTO. This research shows that gains would be equal only to about 0.014 percent of consumption, or about 43 cents per person, per...

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Letter from 21 imprisoned mothers and families to ICE Director Sarah Saldana

Apr 23, 2015

April 23, 2015 - The following is a letter by the mothers imprisoned with their children at Karnes written to ICE Director Sarah Saldaña, who recently visited the Karnes concentration camp after news of a fast by the mothers widespread media attention.

Prior to her visit the mothers reported that rooms were redone, refrigerators were...

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Loretta Lynch Confirmed by U.S. Senate as Attorney General

Apr 23, 2015

WASHINGTON April 23, 2015 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization congratulated Loretta Lynch on her historic confirmation as the Attorney General of the United States. After months of delay due to partisan politics, today the U.S. Senate finally confirmed her appointment.

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Secret negotiations on trade treaties, a threat to human rights – UN expert

Apr 23, 2015

GENEVA April 23, 2015 - The Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, expressed Thursday his deep concern over the general lack of awareness on the adverse effects that existing, or under negotiations, bilateral and multilateral free trade and investment agreements have on the enjoyment of...

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FBI Testimony on Microscopic Hair Analysis Contained Errors in at least 90% of Cases in Ongoing Review

Apr 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2015 - The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) reported today that the FBI has concluded that the examiners’ testimony in at least 90 percent of trial transcripts the Bureau analyzed as...

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Green Party among the plaintiffs in the “Our America Initiative” law suit against the Commission on Presidential Debates

Apr 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 21, 2015 - The Green Party leaders expressed strong support for the "Our America Initiative" law suit and initiatives of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation (https://www.freeandequal.org) against the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). The Green Party and Libertarian Party are among several plaintiffs in the suit.

The law suit (http://www.fairdebates.com) would...

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