rights

Chick-fil-A continues to financially support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

Chick-fil-A continues to financially support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

03/28/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor It turns out that your spicy chicken sandwich still comes with a side of homophobia: In a less-than-shocking report by ThinkProgress, it was revealed that Chick-fil-A has continued to donate to anti-LGBTQ+ causes despite claiming otherwise in 2016. The company had vowed to cut donations with all “contributions […]

Duquesne professor’s lecture on newest book

Duquesne professor’s lecture on newest book

03/28/2019 Ashley Newman | Staff Writer When a government passes legislation giving more rights to its citizens, the decision is often celebrated. Rights are usually viewed in a positive light as giving citizens more freedom than they had before. Duquesne professor Clifford Bob took an atypical approach to rights in his new book, Rights as […]

Coachella festival funds bigoted organizations

Coachella festival funds bigoted organizations

Hallie Lauer | Features & Layout Editor 04/19/2018 We are at the end of Coachella season, my friends, and you know what that means: flower crowns galore. But maybe there is a little more to it. Like the fact that your $499 (or $999 if you get VIP tickets) go to a man named Philip […]

Congress passes bill to sell Internet information

Congress passes bill to sell Internet information

By Duke Staff  Last Tuesday, Congress voted to overturn several protections and regulations the Federal Communications Commission created during the Obama administration. Amongst them is a requirement that internet service providers get permission from users before collecting and selling their data. The move has sparked outrage on both sides of the political aisle, and rightfully […]

Pittsburgh Sister March walks in concert with national gatherings

Pittsburgh Sister March walks in concert with national gatherings

By Madison Pastrick | Staff Writer Adding to the footsteps of those who marched on Washington, thousands gathered downtown on Saturday at Pittsburgh’s Sister March to advocate for the same principles as that larger march of racial, economic, climate and reproductive justice, religious freedom and human rights.   This past weekend, 673 organized marches took […]

Pennsylvania gives few legal shields to LGBT Community

By Brandon Addeo| The Duquesne Duke Businesses in Indiana are not allowed to refuse service to homosexuals, following a backlash which has brought revisions to Indiana’s new religious freedom law. In Pennsylvania, businesses are free to discriminate as they wish, and there is no overarching law to stop them. According to Duquesne law professor Bruce […]

Doyle to Duquesne: Recognize the union

Doyle to Duquesne: Recognize the union

By Julian Routh | News Editor U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle and United Steelworkers international Vice President Fred Redmond urged Duquesne earlier this week to recognize the adjunct faculty union. In a rally outside the federal building Monday afternoon, the two officials addressed issues of workers rights, particularly those allegedly violated by Pittsburgh health care provider […]