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Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Uphold One of the Nation's Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes

The activists say that Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. is the most important civil rights case that the SCOTUS will hear this term.

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Jeff Sessions Says Civil Rights Act Doesn't Protect Trans Workers From Discrimination

National Center for Transgender Equality: “We’ll see him in court.”

ICYMI: Federal Appeals Court Finds That the Civil Rights Law Prohibiting Sex Discrimination Also Covers Sexual Orientation

The most recent version of the 1964 Civil Rights Act explicitly prohibits work discrimination against a person because they are a woman or man. Earlier this week, a federal appeals court found that bias against lesbian and gay workers also applies. 

Special Report: How to Get Away With Harassing, Firing or Never Even Hiring a Trans Worker of Color

A landmark federal lawsuit effectively outlawed work discrimination against transgender people four years ago. So why are trans employees of color still catching so much hell?

North Carolina Governor, Justice Department Suing Each Other Over Anti-Trans Law

The federal government told Pat McCrory to stop enforcing the law. He did not listen.

#TBT: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Becomes Law

Today marks 51 years since the historic act’s passing. 

Supreme Court Rules Abercrombie & Fitch Discriminated Against Muslim Applicant

In an 8-to-1 decision, the justices found that the chain violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act 

Rinku Sen: On the Civil Rights Act's 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated

Fifty years after the Jim Crow-busting Civil Rights Act became law, occupational segregation runs rampant in the United States.

Anita Hill Talks Civil Rights

“We have to keep fighting.”

Inside the Art of the Civil Rights Movement

Exhibit goes beyond famous photographs to document the art work produced during those turbulent times.

On 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act: Integration and Gay Rights

How’re we doing?

Voter Registration Has an Ugly History, and Some Want to Revive It

Right wing machinations around voting haven’t stopped just because the election’s over. Now up: rebuilding the walls around registration.

The Civil Rights Act Celebrates 48th Anniversary

Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964, the landmark Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination and segregation regardless of race or color.