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Monthly Archives: June 2013

A HUGE morning for mariage equality: DOMA is unconstitutional, Proposition 8 is history

Excerpt: Progressives have a lot to celebrate this morning. In a pair of much-anticipated decisions, the United States Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” and let stand a lower court decision invalidating California’s Proposition 8, a 2008 attempt to amend California’s Constitution to outlaw civil marriages by same-sex […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation
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LIVE from San Jose: Ask the Leader!

Excerpt: Good afternoon from San Jose! Our morning sessions are now over, and it’s on to our lunchtime keynote: Ask the Leader with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. This is former (and hopefully future) Speaker Pelosi’s third appearance at Netroots Nation. She previously took questions at NN ’08 in Austin and NN ’10 in Las Vegas. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education, Healthcare, Live Coverage, Open Government, Our Environment, Public Planning, Technology, World Commmunity
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