Tagged: civil rights

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Dorie Miller: A Damn Fine Name for a Ship

The fourth Ford-class Aircraft Carrier will be named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris “Dorie” Miller, the first African-American to receive the Navy Cross for his actions during the Pearl Harbor attack.

Inequality and MLK

An insightful Bloomberg op-ed highlights the special relationship between Martin Luther King and organized labor.

The Price Of Citizenship (Updated)

New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled today in favor of a plaintiff who sued for violation of one of that state’s anti-discrimination laws based on a photographer refusing to take pictures at her same-sex commitment ceremony. Burt Likko presents a digest of the decision.

Do Gay Rights Hurt Democrats?

In Jason’s post on DADT’s repeal, he noted: One thing that history won’t remember, but that will certainly be true, is that the Democrats chose the single moment in all the possible permutations of...

gay marriage and the catholic church in maine

[updated] Maine proponents of gay marriage rights woke to defeat today, which is a shame and another signal that the country is still bitterly divided on this issue.  The New York Times reports: “The Catholic...