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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital wants to make sure that every person who walks through its doors gets equal treatment. That commitment has landed the hospital at the top of a list, as the first in the state to...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterThe Rev. Jesse Jackson won't be here Tuesday, but representatives from the civil rights group he founded are still planning to attend the South Bend Common Council meeting that evening. Rainbow PUSH Coalition officials announced last week they intend ...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterMayor Pete Buttigieg responded to questions Tuesday from Common Council members who wanted to know more about the city's policies and procedures for recording phone calls. He also shed some light on the process and timeline he’ll follow to hire a...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Voters in Minnesota will test the political impact of President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage this fall, when they decide whether to ban gay marriage in the state Constitution. Opponents hope the president's enduring...
Tags: Gay Rights, Family, Elections, Barack Obama, Gays and Lesbians
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterA 55-year-old disabled Mishawaka man has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Mishawaka alleging his civil rights have been violated because some buildings, including City Hall and Battell Center, are not handicap-accessible, he claims. Donald...
Tags: Laws, Elections, Architecture, Politics, Trials
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A civil liberties group says North Carolina's adoption laws are unconstitutional because they prevent unmarried couples from adopting their partners' children. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the federal lawsuit...
DETROIT (AP) — A state lawmaker from the Detroit area says she's getting support from across the country after she referred to her vagina on the House floor and was banned from speaking the next day. Rep. Lisa Brown, a Democrat from Oakland County,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospect that thousands of drones could be patrolling U.S. skies by the end of this decade is raising the specter of a Big Brother government that peers into backyards and bedrooms. The worries began mostly on the political...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day after electing their first African-American president, Southern Baptists are considering a resolution opposing the idea that gay rights are civil rights. The resolution up for a vote Wednesday affirms Southern Baptists'...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND - The University of Notre Dame has agreed to make changes in how it handles investigations of campus sexual assaults as a result of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Specifically, the...
Tags: Medical Research, Laws, Elections, Career and Workplace, Health
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — The University of Notre Dame, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and several other area organizations filed suit Monday challenging the constitutionality of a federal regulation that requires religious organizations to...
WSBT-TV ReporterTwo years ago Friday, President Obama signed the controversial Affordable Health Care Act. On that anniversary, protesters hit the streets in cities across the country. More than 100 people gathered in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center in...
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