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The Assembly Chamber In Albany (credit:  Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York Considering Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill

A year after lawmakers legalized gay marriage, the next civil rights debate taking shape in Albany is discrimination against transgender New Yorkers.


Althea Gibson statue (Credit: WCBS 880/Peter Haskell

Racial Pioneer And Tennis Great Althea Gibson Honored In Newark

She fought for civil rights while proving to be one of the world’s greatest athletes, and on Wednesday the late Althea Gibson was honored in Newark.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Christie Calls Gay NJ Lawmaker ‘Numb Nuts’ After Comparison To Segregationist Governors

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora criticized Gov. Chris Christie for his ballot question idea on the topic of gay marriage. Christie, who didn’t wasn’t pleased with comparisons to two segregationist governors, responded Monday.


Gov. Chris Christie holds a news conference at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jan 25, 2012 (credit: Governor's Office)

Christie Sticks To Position On Gay Marriage; Sweeney Blasts Ballot Move As ‘Punting’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s position on gay marriage hasn’t changed. If a gay marriage bill lands on his desk, Christie say’s he’ll veto it. His alternative is not receiving high marks from state and local leaders.


Generic Handgun File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Bans Release Of Documents In Lawsuit Over Police Shooting Of College Football Player

A federal grand jury cleared a Pleasantville, N.Y., police officer of wrongdoing.


Smoke billows from the Twin Towers - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: Fabina Sbina/ Hugh Zareasky/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Defending The Detainees

While investigators searched for terrorists, a civil rights lawyer and her colleagues have been very busy over the past decade defending immigrants swept up in post-9/11 raids.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., left, tells a civil rights rally that his Southern Christian Leadership Conference plans to go all out to make Grenada, Mississippi a model city, Sept. 20, 1966. (AP Photo)

Tri-State Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

To mark the 25th anniversary of King’s birthday becoming a federal holiday, services, ceremonies and parades were held Monday.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (credit: AP)

Young King Inspired By Time On Conn. Farm

The slain civil rights leader’s summer working in a tobacco field in the Hartford suburb of Simsbury influenced his decision to become a minister and heightened his resentment of segregation.


Fort Dix Army Base (credit: CBS 2)

Fort Dix Plot Conspirator Sues Prison Officials

Serdar Tatar, 27, said federal prison officials failed to stop an attack on him by his cell mate, Dritan Duka, who was also a coconspirator in the plot.