A hundred years of labor organizing have secured vital protections for many of America’s workers. But far too many workers across the country still lack access to safe working conditions, adequate wages, and other basic necessities. One such necessity is universal paid sick leave.
Politics and Law
Why Gay and Transgender Workers and Families Need Paid Sick Days (AmericanProgress)
Illinois Treasurer: A Rare GOP Gay Rights Supporter (Advocate)
Dan Rutherford, who may seek the governor's office, has backed several gay rights measures, although he draws the line at marriage equality.
Straight supporters of gay rights forming local chapter (NewsLeader)
Thursday event to have speakers, discussions
Supporters of civil rights and equality for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Drury University to create a Springfield chapter of Straight for Equality.
Daily Iowan Endorsement: Vote yes on judicial retention (DailyIowan)
The Daily Iowan Editorial Board stands firmly in the “yes” camp in regards to judicial retention. In fact, we regret even having to take up the issue on this page, as the Iowa Constitution is clear on the matter.
Rev. Phil Snider, Missouri Pastor, Responds To Viral Gay Rights Speech (VIDEO) (HuffingtonPost)
Reverend Phil Snider has been caught off-guard by the outpouring of support after a YouTube video of a speech he gave supporting gay rights went viral over the weekend.
Snider, a pastor in Springfield, Mo., delivered his speech on gay rights to a Missouri City Council over the summer when the city was considering an LGBT ordinance that would have added homosexuals to a list of protected minorities, The Advocate reported.
Hate Group’s Endorsements Have .69 Percent Voting Record On LGBT Equality (ThinkProgress)
The political action committee for the Family Research Council, a group designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-LGBT hate group, has released its endorsements for the 2012 elections.
Grundy County Court Official Accused of Gay Marriage Fraud (KCRG)
The deputy clerk of court in Grundy County faces felony charges for allegedly filing an illegal Iowa marriage certificate.
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agents arrested Brigette Van Nice, 42, on Wednesday and charged her with two counts of forgery and one count of perjury. All charges are class "D" felonies with a term of up to five years in prison.
Appeals Court Upholds Funeral Protest Ordinance Aimed At Westboro Baptist Church (HuffingtonPost)
A St. Louis suburb can enforce a funeral protest ordinance aimed at preventing picketing by an anti-gay Kansas church, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Out WNBA Star Wants Minnesotans to Defeat Antigay Amendment (Advocate)
The Olympic gold medalist, Minnesota Lynx shooting guard, and out lesbian is asking Minnesotans to vote against a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in November.
Olympic gold medalist and Minnesota Lynx star Seimone Augustus broke from her usually quiet private life yesterday when she told the Associated Press she's speaking out against the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in her adopted home state. Augustus is an out lesbian, currently engaged to marry her longtime girlfriend LaTaya Varner.
Voters set to decide on gay marriage in four states (Reuters)
When Nathan Meyer calls voters who are undecided about same-sex marriage, he talks about his parents' marriage and how he sees it as a model for what he hopes to have -- before he mentions that he and his boyfriend plan to one day wed.
Meyer, 30, a high school English teacher from the St. Paul suburb of Roseville, is part of a team of volunteers who aim to reach 1 million Minnesota voters before the state votes on November 6 on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
City council to consider GLBT law (TheIndependent)
The Grand Island City Council will consider whether to create a protected class for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people through a local ordinance Tuesday night.
If the ordinance passes, it would be illegal in Grand Island to fail to hire or promote based on sexual orientation. It would be illegal to fail to rent or sell a house to a person based on sexual orientation. It would also be illegal to fail to sell food or other items or fail to wait on a person in any business in the city due to a person's sexual orientation.
- Conservative ‘Kingmaker’ Compares Marriage Equality To Slavery (ThinkProgress)
- THE REGULARS: Outrage over court's gay marriage decision rings hollow (Sioux City Journal)
- Iowa Family Leader: where Iowa Nice goes to die (Aksarbent)
- King, Vilsack, clash on immigration, same-sex marriage in Orange City debate (DesMoinesRegister)
- Parents of Slain Gay Soldier Launch Veterans Group Against Minnesota's Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment: VIDEO (Towleroad)
- University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee denies in-state tuition to gay spouse (ChicagoPride)
- Justices will soon decide whether to take up same-sex marriage appeals (IowaStateDaily)
- One Iowa Fairness Fund Re-Launches “Stand Proud, Vote Proud”
- Basu: Bus tour could flatten Iowa judicial independence (DesMoinesRegister)
- Christie Vilsack backs abortion rights, same-sex marriage in 4th District Congressional race. (DesMoinesRegister)
- Santorum, Jindal join efforts to oust Iowa judge (QCTimes)
- New Ad: Straight, Catholic Republicans For Marriage Equality In Minnesota (ThinkProgress)
- Conservative Group Wants Public Vote on Omaha's LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance (Toweleroad)
- Wahls Joins "Yes on Retention" (IowaCityOwl)
- Gay marriage lawsuit advances in Hennepin County (SacBee)
- Public Officials to Rub Shoulders with Anti-LGBT Extremists at ‘Values’ Summit (SPLCenter)
- Baldwin attacked over sexual orientation in Senate race (WashingtonBlade)
- Groups call for revising HIV disclosure statute (GlobeGazette)
- Romney a wimp? Not so much, say gays who engaged with him as governor (Boston)
- Officials: Zach Wahls' DNC speech opens doors for LGBT community (UIDaily)
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