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A Federal Court has blocked parts of Alabama’s controversial anti-immigrant law. One piece of the law requires all public school children to prove immigration status. That piece was blocked in this decision.

Colorlines reports that support for the death penalty has fallen to a 39 year low after the murder of Troy Davis captivated the country.

The fight for insurance coverage of eating disorder treatment. Advocates hope the new “mental health parity” laws might force insurers to cover residential treatment centers.

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  1. Posted October 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    So many of the women I work with live in terror of this kind of dehumanizing legislation. New York is a progressive state in many ways, but the hostility towards immigrants (particularly hispanic females) is sliding the state rapidly towards barbarism.

  2. Posted October 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    http://youtu.be/E3jYESZpHIo In this video a trans guy talks to his parents on the phone and you hear them disown him.

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