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A More Perfect Union

People will surely debate for years to come whether President Barack Obama's self-described "evolution" on universal, legal, same-sex marriage caused, or simply reflected, a turning point on the issue in the United States.
By embracing full marriage equality, President Obama both reflected and hastened real change on many fronts
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 18, 2012
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Unsafe Passage: The dangers of getting to and from the job

One evening in February, Sara left her State Street office building shortly after six o'clock to walk to her car. As she put the key in the lock of the car door, a man grabbed her from behind and hissed in her ear, "Get in the car."
Equal Writes
By SUSAN STOBAUGH  |  July 09, 2010

Policy matters

Identifying and living as a transgender person has intense emotional implications that we touch on in this week's story. But here, as with most social issues, the personal is also political.
 A look at the legal landscape
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 26, 2010

Crossing the line

When an increasingly conservative newspaper company fires an already publicly conservative employee for apparently offending a liberal interest group, it leaves some people scratching their heads.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 18, 2009

Obama signs hate crime bill


Yesterday, Obama signed a bill making it a federal crime to assault a person based on their sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Matthew Shepard and...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  October 29, 2009

Support federal law: Every Child Deserves a Family Act


There are some lawmakers who just really get "it" and that makes me smile. Rep. Fortney Stark (D-CA) gets "it." "It" is not about politics,...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  October 20, 2009