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Supreme Court pressed to grant right to marry

May 8, 2015

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments for and against legalizing same-sex marriage. Plaintiffs from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee — where state courts upheld same-sex marriage bans — brought cases opposing the bans before the high court. The court’s ruling, [...]

Outrage pushes back bigoted Indiana law

April 6, 2015

In Indianapolis, before final four game April 4. From the minute Indiana Gov. Mike Pense passed the bigoted “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” the law permitting businesses to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer peoples has faced the fury of LGBTQ people and their allies [...]

Transgender warrior Leslie Feinberg united all struggles for liberation

March 31, 2015

Some of participants at memorial for Transgender warrior Leslie Feinberg leading the singing of the Internationale at SEIU building in New York City, March 28.WW photo: Brenda Ryan Workers World Party commemorated and celebrated the life and contributions of our beloved comrade, Leslie Feinberg, [...]

What women are fighting for

March 7, 2015

International Women’s Day is a good time to examine some crucial struggles for women, including pay equity and livable wages. This topic arose starkly at the Feb. 22 Academy Awards when a well-known actor, Patricia Arquette, stressed in her award acceptance speech that it’s time for women in [...]

LGBTQ marriage equality fight moves ahead

January 19, 2015

For almost 400 years, since the first English settlers began stealing land from the original inhabitants of North America, legal practice has been to deny couples of the same sex the right to marry. The walls of denial finally began to crumble in 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to [...]

Michigan struggle demands transgender civil rights

December 11, 2014

Detroit — The victories for marriage equality represent a huge advance for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer movement in the United States. Two-thirds of the U.S. population now live in states that permit or recognize same-sex unions. It is wholly possible that the U.S. Supreme Court [...]

A tribute to Leslie Feinberg

December 3, 2014

Leslie Feinberg speaks at Madison Square Garden Theater rally of 6,000 people in 2000 to demand freedom for political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Many people involved in the fight for a better world are at this time feeling a great sadness at the loss of Leslie Feinberg, whose contributions in the [...]

Phony gay rights bill throws trans community under the bus in Michigan

December 2, 2014

There is no question that the victories for marriage equality represent a huge advance for the LGBTQ movement. Two-thirds of the U.S. population now lives in states that permit or recognize same-sex unions. It is wholly possible that the U.S. Supreme Court will compel states that still discriminate [...]

Same-sex marriage fight not over

November 13, 2014

After being buoyed by a string of victories, the movement for the right to marry was set back Nov. 6 when the Sixth District Court of Appeals upheld bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. In October, the four appellate courts had upheld lower court rulings overturning [...]

Hate crime reform a snake oil cure for LGBTQ oppression

October 1, 2014

Philadelphia — In the wake of the recent gay bashing in Philadelphia, let’s not be fooled into thinking that cops and more incarceration will be our salvation. On Sept. 11, a group of at least three people — including a daughter of the Chalfont, Pa., chief of police — allegedly attacked [...]
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