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President Obama designates historic Alabama civil rights sites

WASHINGTON (RNS) — In one of his last official acts, President Barack Obama has designated Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, and other civil rights landmarks as the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. The designation protects the historic A.G. Gaston Motel … Continue reading

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Fayetteville voters approve LGBT anti-discrimination law

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) — Fayetteville citizens voted to ratify the city’s Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance — which now protects the rights of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community — by a slim margin Sept. 8. Originally passed by … Continue reading

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