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Gay teacher fired over plans to marry partner sues Catholic school for gender discrimination

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Flint Dollar
MACON, Ga. — The former band director and music instructor at a Macon, Ga., Catholic school has filed a lawsuit against the school, claiming gender discrimination after he was fired over his plans to marry another man. Flint Dollar says ...

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NBA Hall of Famer says gay athletes face same question black athletes once faced

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Bill Russell
AUSTIN, Texas -- NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says the fight for equality for gay athletes reminds him of the civil rights movement of African-Americans in the 1960s. ...

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Jimmy Carter speaking at Civil Rights Summit in Texas

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Jimmy Carter
AUSTIN, Texas -- Former President Jimmy Carter will be the keynote speaker on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. ...

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Justice Department: LGBT student bullying on the rise

Friday, September 16, 2011
Thomas Perez
Bullying of LGBT youth is making up a growing number of discrimination complaints received by the Obama administration, according to Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. ...

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