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Crowds were markedly smaller for the second day of hearings on same-sex marriage laws than those who showed up a day earlier for the first day of the historic hearings.

There were fewer protesters for the second day of historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage laws, but the crowds still filled the foot of the Supreme Court's steps, where they waved flags, chanted and held up signs for their cause. Rulings could come sometime this summer. Read more»

Former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe was one of more than 100 Republicans who signed on to briefs supporting same-sex marriage in two cases being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. He was joined by a range of groups filing briefs on Thursday’s deadline.

Former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe joined representatives of business, church and civil rights groups to file briefs supporting same-sex marriage in two upcoming Supreme Court cases on the issue. Kolbe, in a same-sex marriage himself, said it's time marriage equality. Read more»

Individuals attending a demonstration organized by hacker collective Anonymous in Los Angeles, February, 2008.

Are activists like Aaron Swartz committing civil disobedience, or online crimes? We break down a few strategies of “hacktivism” to see what is considered criminal under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Read more» 1

The Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday it is affirming its ban on gay members, following a secret two-year review of the policy. Read more» 3

Airline pilots demonstrated at Occupy Wall Street in September.

It's no wonder that organized labor finds itself on the ropes in almost every respect these days. Labor has not only found itself buffeted by economic winds and relentless attack but also been forced to fight back with arms tied behind its metaphorical back. Read more» 3

Surprise! A lot of what conservatives told us to be afraid of didn’t happen. Read more» 2

Westboro Baptist Church protester outside the United Nations in New York City in 2008

Protesting near funerals is illegal in Arizona after Gov. Brewer signed a bill passed by the state legislature Tuesday. Lawmakers approved emergency legislation to head off picketing of the funeral of the nine-year-old girl gunned down in the attempt on the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Read more» 2

Westboro Baptist Church protester outside the United Nations in New York City in 2008

Hate missionary Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church followers have issued a statement saying they will picket the funerals of those killed in Saturday's attack. Read more» 3