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There are a number of possible outcomes, but if the Supreme Court decides to rule on marriage equality, the nation could see a profound shift in policy.
Major clothing manufacturers like Walmart and Gap are seeing pressure from labor rights groups to implement better fire safety standards after another fire in a Bangladeshi factory.
The death penalty has reportedly been removed from the bill, but it would still be the harshest anti-LGBT law in the world.
Across the globe, press freedom advocates are staggered by the number of reporters killed this year, and discussing what can be done to stem the tide.
The organization Homosexuals Muslims in France announced it will open a mosque that will allow men and women to pray together and perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.
The Indian media faces legal retribution for publishing the accusations of anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal.
Human Rights Watch has released a new report questioning the morality of drones against the backdrop of another Israel-Palestine war.
Two African countries are saying they will finally pass legislation that will make it impossible for LGBT individuals to live openly without fear of jail time.
Thousands around the world are expected to show solidarity with Gaza tonight and through the weekend.
A bipartisan effort modernizes labor laws to an extent, but the country's far left says the legislation still favors employers over workers.
A pan-European general strike crippled Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal. Belgium also saw mass protests, and transportation across the western side of the continent was deeply affected. This is a collection of pictures from the ground, sourced through social media.
At a press conference in Beirut the missing correspondent's parents ask for any information that could see their son safely home.
Cambodia and Vietnam, along with environmental activists, oppose Laos' new hydroelectric dam, which broke ground last week.
As China's Communist Party Congress gets going, there are no surprises in store for human rights advocates.
Shell shut down drilling for the year, but the fight over the resources under the Arctic ice is just heating up.
Voters in Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana yesterday, but will the federal government respect the decision and maintain civil liberties?
Marriage equality advocates have fought a tough battle against the Catholic Church and anti-gay campaign experts to keep an amendment out of the state's constitution.
Rights groups are asking Azerbaijan to release jailed journalists and dissidents on the eve of a UN-sponsored internet development forum hosted in its capital.
Climate change is easy to ignore when it's hypothetical. But meteorologists are now wondering if Hurricane Sandy was caused in part by melting glaciers in the Arctic.
Controversial libel laws, Palestinian reporters targeted and a journalist sentenced for reporting on leaked documents indicate increasing repression.