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  • ACLU: Law banning begging is unconstitutional

    August 21, 2013 9:27 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union's Louisiana chapter says Slidell police are violating the First Amendment rights of panhandlers in the city by arresting them. The ACLU has asked the city to immediately stop the arrests. A police spokesman tells The Advocate the department is awaiting the... more »
  • Miami Court Upheld Ruling Overturned Law Banning Adoption by Gays

    September 22, 2010 11:32 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - A Miami appeals court has upheld a ruling overturning Florida's law banning adoption by gays. The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued its decision Wednesday affirming a lower court's decision that the ban is unconstitutional. Florida is the only state with a law flatly banning gays from... more »
  • Effort to Repeal Law Banning Gays in the Military Blocked

    September 21, 2010 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have blocked an effort to repeal the law banning gays from serving openly in the military. The partisan vote was a defeat for gay rights groups who saw the provision in a defense authorization bill as their last chance any time soon to overturn the... more »

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