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# Civil Rights

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# Gay Marriage
Shatter says it may be best to keep 2014 a "referendum free year"
The Justice Minister has indicated the vote on gay marriage may be delayed until early 2015.
UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties presented a list of recent developments in Ireland to the committee.
Column: Ireland’s continuing disregard for transgender citizens is inexcusable
As Oireachtas Committee discussions this week focus on the Gender Recognition Bill, we need to remember the human stories behind the proposed legislation, writes Emma Cassidy.
Column: If you care about other people, don't ignore Russia's targeting of LGBT rights
I was guilty of a blase attitude about gay rights in other countries – until I realised the extent of the discrimination taking place in Russia, writes Kristine Allen.
Have you read Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech'?
Here it is, in full.
# In pics
Boiling point: the explosive weeks that led to I Have A Dream speech
This week sees the 50th anniversary of the delivery of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s speech, I Have A Dream, during the March for Jobs and Freedom at Washington DC.
Column: In a same-sex relationship with an American citizen? Here's what you should know
Irish citizens in same-sex relationships with US citizens or green card holders have new US immigration rights. Here’s what you should know about the changes, writes Limerick-born immigration lawyer Caro Kinsella
# Civil Rights
US church for 'struggling' gays shuts down
The founder of the controversial Exodus International, dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer, said the organisation had been part of “a system of ignorance” that generated more hurt than help.
# Gay Rights
Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march
Around one hundred gay rights activists marched in Ukraine today despite fears of violence and a court ban – marking the first gay pride event in the ex-Soviet country.
Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world
The horrific incarceration suffered by three US women kidnapped and held for ten years is now over, but for one girl every two seconds – torn from her family and forced into marriage – it has just begun, writes Vanina Trojan.
Column: There is a troubling disjuncture between politics and civil society
Our political systems have declined to a point where they cannot introduce profound change in the social order – this needs to change in order for society to flourish, writes Niall Crowley.
These maps show 21 highly segregated USA cities
Analysis of the 2010 Census data shows how major cities are still segregated by neighbourhood a half century after the civil rights movement.
Tributes paid after death of LGBT and civil rights activist
Christopher Robson, one of the founder members of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, passed away following a short illness.
# Northern Ireland
Bloody Sunday families offered €58k compensation
The families of 13 people killed by British paratroopers at a civil rights march in Derry in 1972 are continuing negotiations with the Ministry of Defence.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage?
Last night MPs voted for a draft law to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Should Ireland follow suit?
# Bloody Sunday
Inquiry into Bloody Sunday murders to start in the New Year
The investigation comes 41 years after 14 people, who were attending a civil rights march, were killed by British soldiers.
# Reel stories
Sports Film Of The Week: The Ghosts of Ole Miss
The latest in ESPN’s 30 for 30 series reflects on the football team that played on during the shameful campus violence at the height of the civil rights movement.
# Civil Rights
Museum to open balcony where Martin Luther King was shot
The room at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr was shot has been left untouched since the evening he was assassinated in 1968.
# France
Mayor stirs up revolt against France gay marriage plans
Parisian mayor Francois Lebel says he will refuse to preside over same-sex marriages on the grounds they could open the door to polygamous or incestuous unions.
# Gay Marriage
Dublin City Council votes 'Yes' to marriage equality
Gay rights’ groups welcome the move as Dublin follows Cork in lending support to same-sex civil marriages.
# Hacked
Hackers target website of Russian court that sentenced Pussy Riot
Hackers associating themselves with the loose-knit ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous posted anti-Putin messages and demanded the band members’ release.
Column: Enda Kenny's silence on same-sex marriage is a rebuff to gay people
The move to civil marriage is not a massive leap – but it is a hugely important symbol, writes Kieran Rose.
# Facebook
12-year-old girl sues school over Facebook password
The US pupil says she was forced to reveal her personal profile information after posting comments about staff members.
# Bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday: Victims' families gather for 40th anniversary
Some relatives are calling for the soldiers involved in the 1972 massacre to be prosecuted.
# Bloody Sunday
UK agrees to pay compensation to Bloody Sunday victims' families
The country’s Ministry of Defence has confirmed it will make payments over the killing of 13 unarmed protesters in 1972.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland lift the ban on same-sex marriage?
Demonstrators in Dublin are today seeking to lift the ban on same-sex marriage. What do you think about the issue?
# South Africa
Anti-Apartheid leader Kader Asmal dies aged 76
The founder of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement, and later a government minister, dies in South Africa.