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LGBT rights may depend on your zip code

LGBT rights may depend on your zip code

Kian Nassre

February 6, 2018

Urban students are constantly encouraged to have difficult conversations and to practice listening and sharing to all perspectives. This month, students are invited to participate in Urban’s annual Month of Understanding. Through speakers, movie screenings, and discussions, students are given the chance...

Savage speech shocks, inspires high school journalists at the NSPA convention

Savage speech shocks, inspires high school journalists at the NSPA convention

Jonathan Baer, Cody Siler and Sabrina Werby, Staff Writers

April 14, 2012

Founder of the “It Gets Better” campaign and sex columnist Dan Savage sparked controversy on Friday while presenting the keynote address at National Scholastic Press Association High School Journalism Convention in Seattle . Introduced by NSPA Executive Director Logan Aimone as a “wildly popular...

Ninth Circuit Court Defers Ruling on Proposition 8 Until Standing Issue Resolved

Ninth Circuit Court Defers Ruling on Proposition 8 Until Standing Issue Resolved

January 17, 2011

On Jan. 4, after only a month of debate, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals published their ruling on the case determining the constitutionality of Proposition 8. In their official ruling, Judges Reinhardt, Hawkins, and N.R. Smith stated, “we cannot consider this important constitutional...

News analysis: Same-sex marriage hearing probes meaning of an institution

the Legend staff

December 17, 2010

A team of Legend writers listened to the final arguments in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 6 in San Francisco and prepared the news analysis below. A video of the hearings is available here.  Also, be sure to check out the Urban Legend's impressions of the protest outside the courthouse and...

Editorial: California, it’s time to approve same-sex marriage

Editorial: California, it’s time to approve same-sex marriage

Megan Madden and Sabrina Werby, staff writers

December 16, 2010

We live in a paper world: checkbooks, receipts, essays, sketchbooks, and the ever-versatile paper napkin. But for millions of gay and lesbian Californians, one very important piece of paper is out of reach. And, to Beth Tepper, executive director of Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere, “that one...

Same-sex marriage hearing sparks demonstration in San Francisco

Same-sex marriage hearing sparks demonstration in San Francisco

the Legend staff

December 15, 2010

It was your typical “only in San Francisco” protest: On the morning of Dec. 6, the song “We Shall Overcome” drifted out from the crowd massed in front of the federal courthouse in downtown San Francisco. A man with a loudspeaker, apparently opposed to whatever was about to take place, stood across...

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