Monday was a big day for NSA leaker Edward Snowden, he released another round of spying allegations about the NSA and a statement of his own. However he remains trapped in a transit zone in the Moscow Airport and doesn’t have anywhere to go. NBC’s Jim... watch
SB5, a proposed Texas abortion bill, is back on the state senate floor in Austin, despite state Sen. Wendy Davis’ 11-hour filibuster. The bill would cut almost 50 abortion clinics down to five, require clinics to upgrade their facilities to surgical centers, and ban abortions past 20 weeks of gestation, among other restrictions.... read more
From New York City's historic Stonewall Inn to San Francisco's famed Castro, gay pride parades across the country were especially exuberant following the Supreme Court's landmark decisions to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, and allow gay couples to once again marry in the state of California.... read more
As the nation stands riveted by one of the most dramatic debates over abortion restrictions unfolding in the Texas Legislature, another state 1,200 miles away managed to more quietly suppress a women's right to choose.... read more
The Texas Legislature is reconvening Monday for a second special session to give the Republican majority another shot at passing one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the country. Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte gives MSNBC’s Mara... watch
Following the Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday, 84-year-old plaintiff Edie Windsor headed to the most obvious place imaginable for celebrating a gay rights victory: Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn.... read more
Members of the House Reform committee will vote on whether or not high ranking IRS official Louis Lerner waived her fifth amendment right in a Congressional hearing over a month ago. MSNBC’s Jimmy Williams joins Thomas Roberts to discuss why this matters. watch
The debate over a 20-week abortion bill in Texas has been heated, and will likely intensify as another special session of the Texas Legislature convenes to vote on the bill for a second time. But this isn’t the only debate over abortion taking place.... watch
President Barack Obama is in South Africa but remains hesitant to pay what would likely be a final visit to former South African President Nelson Mandela. He’s cited respecting the privacy of Mandela’s family as his chief concern. NBC’s Kier Simmons... watch
The Senate passed the most sweeping immigration reform bill in a generation by a 68 to 32 vote, but the bill faces long odds in the house. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., a member of the House Gang of 7 working on immigration, will talk about his efforts to... watch
When it comes to public opinion on same-sex marriage, the tides are changing.
“I think what we’re seeing in the country as a whole is a continuing conversation and an evolution in public opinion for the marriage of same-sex couples," said James Esseks, attorney for Edith “Edie” Windsor, to msnbc host Thomas Roberts Thursday. read more
President Barack Obama has tasked Attorney General Eric Holder with overseeing changes in cabinet agencies in response to the DOMA ruling, and the Defense Department is beginning the process of distributing spousal benefits to LGBT service members.... watch
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