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Supreme Court Reverses Ricci Decision; Finds White Firefighters Unfairly Denied Promotion

The Supreme Court has reversed the Second Circuit ruling in Ricci vs. DeStefano, the case in which white firefighters have argued that they had been discriminated against when a promotional exam on which no African-American firefighters scored highly enough to be promoted was discarded.

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Educating Ourselves about HIV: A Call From the “Underground”

Across the country, focus groups reveal that many Americans are ill-informed about HIV and AIDS, but want to know more.

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Take Action! Oklahoma Teacher Forced to Resign For Teaching “Laramie Project”

An Oklahoma public school teacher was forced to resign for teaching The Laramie Project, a play about Matthew Shepard, a man who was murdered because he was gay.

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Research Findings: Parental, Social Acceptance of Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Teens Can Reduce Rates of Suicide, Substance Abuse

Research findings indicate negative parental and social attitudes contribute to higher rates of suicide and substance abuse among gay, lesbian and bisexual youth.  Support and acceptance, and even neutrality by parents, can lead to reduced rates of suicide among vulnerable teens and young adults.

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Roundup: Older Children Abandoned Under Law for Babies

In Nebraska older children abandoned under law for babies; Palin and Biden agree on gay rights at debate; McCain administration would be a setback for women; Bush puts popular California family planning program at risk; Complaints filed against Bloomberg for pregnancy bias; EU to offer 18 weeks of maternity leave; and more.

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