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File photo of a transsexual person. (credit: DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill Passes in Senate

A bill that would prohibit gender-identity discrimination for employment, housing, public accommodations and credit in the state of Maryland passed in the state Senate Tuesday.


File photo of a sign outside of the Division of Motor Vehicles. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Denied Driver’s License In Wife’s Name

For a year, Romney waitress Cynthia Landis has legally been a Landis.


Mitt Romney (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Binders Full Of Women Is Only Tip Of Romney Anti-Women Iceberg

Romney is lucky that people grabbed on to the “binders full of women” comment because his comment about giving his female Chief of Staff flex time so she could go home and cook dinner was mostly over looked.


Rev. Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, and Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Trayvon Martin family, join together in a protest march just prior to a town hall meeting in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Is Trayvon Martin’s Name Being Exploited By Civil Rights Leaders?

Some have asserted that black leaders have gone too far in using Trayvon Martin’s murder as a rallying point. Others, however, see a nation united in outrage – and maybe even fear – that is crying out, loud and clear, for change.