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12 Ways Young People Organized for Human Rights in 2014

Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can't wait to see what they pull off in 2015.

Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they pull off in 2015.

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ACLU Accuses Another Catholic Hospital in Michigan of Compromising Patient Care

Genesys Health System has stopped offering tubal ligations to cesarean section patients because such procedures violate Catholic doctrine, according to a letter sent to to Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Genesys Health System has stopped offering tubal ligations to cesarean section patients because such procedures violate Catholic doctrine, according to a letter sent to to Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Michigan GOP Passes Religious Freedom Bill Legalizing Discrimination

The Michigan house passed a broad religious freedom bill on Thursday that many believe provides a "license to discriminate" in the name of deeply held religious beliefs.

The Michigan house passed a broad religious freedom bill on Thursday that many believe provides a “license to discriminate” in the name of deeply held religious beliefs.

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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality

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The decision is the first from a federal appeals court to rule in support of state same-sex marriage bans since the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.

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Actually, Young People Are Leading the Abortion Access Movement Forward

Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them.

Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them.

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Detroit Water Shutoff Prompts Residents to Fight Human Rights Violation

When 27,000 Detroit residents were forced to live with their water cut off this year, water advocates, United Nation officials, and citizens of Detroit banded together to fight the human rights violation.

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First-Ever Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Transgender Workers

The lawsuits are the first to enforce transgender workers' rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The lawsuits are the first to enforce transgender workers’ rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Legal Wrap: No End in Sight for Lawsuits Challenging Obamacare

Republicans are never going to successfully repeal health-care reform, so instead they hope to use the courts to gut the most popular and important provisions and render the law a political liability for Democrats.

Republicans are never going to successfully repeal health-care reform, so instead they hope to use the courts to gut the most popular and important provisions and render the law a political liability for Democrats.

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Michigan Lawmakers Look to ‘Deal With The Aftermath’ of the ‘Hobby Lobby’ Decision

The Reproductive Health Coverage Information Act is designed to “deal with the aftermath” of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

Michigan legislators introduced a bill Wednesday that would require employers to notify all current and prospective employees about whether the company’s insurance plan covers contraceptives.

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Riots and Research: What a 1968 Report on Urban Unrest Has to Do With Ferguson

Footage from the 1967 Newark riots.

More than 40 years later, the Kerner Report proves to be prescient in its observations about unchecked police power, problematic in its embrace of notions of Black pathology, and simultaneously hard and soft on white racism.

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