High Court May Examine Civil Rights Act After LGBT RulingA ruling by a U.S. appeals court reopens the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act's protections apply to LGBT workers in the same way that they bar discrimination based on someone's race, religion or national origin.
Court: Civil Rights Law Prohibits Discrimination Of LGBT A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law.
Lawsuit Says Lubbock Police Discriminated In Hiring ProcessThe Justice Department has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Lubbock, claiming its police department discriminated against Hispanics and women in hiring entry-level police officers.
Civil Rights Act Signing Recreated In Texas Via Twitter The LBJ Presidential Library is marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act by using technology that's decidedly 2014.
Civil Rights Act Signing Recreated On TwitterThe LBJ Presidential Library is marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act by using technology that's decidedly 2014.
Perspectives Of Civil Rights Movement Differ According AgeAs an African American man from a different era, former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has very different memories of the American civil rights movement.
Obama To Focus Civil Rights Message On VotingA day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act.
Bush Says Education Key To Civil RightsFormer President George W. Bush has closed a three-day civil rights summit in Texas by saying education is the key for opportunity for poor and minority children.
President Obama Meets With Wendy Davis In AustinPresident Barack Obama has met with Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. The White House says Obama visited briefly with Davis on Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library.
Obama Honors Civil Rights ProgressBarack Obama was 2 years old when President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to a U.S. where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race.
A Look Back At The Civil Rights Act In DallasCBS 11 News is taking time to remember the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The action was one part of the long journey to end racial segregation in the city of Dallas.
Carter Says U.S. "Dormant" On InequalityFormer President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas.