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The 40th Anniversary of an LGBT Milestone in Congress

Forty years ago today, "Battling Bella" Abzug, a member of Congress from New York and a trailblazer for women, introduced

By Ian S. Thompson
May 14, 2014

Transgender Military Ban Takes Center Stage

In an interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week on Sunday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that he beli

By Ian S. Thompson
May 12, 2014

On the Agenda: May 12 - 16

If you tuned into John Oliver’s new show last Sunday, you were reminded of one indisputable truth of the internet age: the

By Rachel Nusbaum
May 12, 2014

What the House is Really Doing on Immigration Today

No one knows when, or if, House leadership will take up immigration reform.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
May 8, 2014

Dear Senate, Demand to Read Drone Memos Before Voting on Barron Nomination

The ACLU wrote today to the full Senate membership urging senators to read key memos on the drone targeted killing program

By Zak Newman
May 5, 2014

On the Agenda: May 5-9

Ladies and gentleman, the tinsel has left the town. Last Saturday was the one event in D.C.

By Meghan Groob
May 5, 2014

Victory! Title IX Protects Transgender Students

Good news for transgender students was hidden in the White House's

By Ian S. Thompson
May 1, 2014

Speed Over Fairness: Deportation Under the Obama Administration

When removing individuals from this country – permanently severing them from their homes, families, and community—which is

By Joanne Lin
May 1, 2014

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