About 36,000 couples would benefit from a federal immigration-reform measure that includes the ability for U.S. citizens to sponsor their same-sex partners for naturalization, activists say. This video profiles one such couple.
Jennifer Keeton, a graduate student at Augusta State University in Georgia, claims in court filings that the school violated her constitutional rights by ordering her to attend diversity training after she spoke about her anti-gay religious beliefs. She is being represented in her case by the Alliance Defense Fund, which has brought similar suits against other universities.
The FCC has signed off on AT&T's $2.35 billion acquisition of wireless licenses that Verizon Wireless shed as part of its Alltel acquisition. The agency said it saw no reason to hold up the sale on antitrust grounds and praised AT&T's expressed plans for the systems. AT&T said it will also invest more money in Illinois' cell network after the state's passage of telecom-reform legislation.
A&E Network has ordered 11 episodes of "Obsessed," a documentary series about people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and other phobias. Each episode of the show, which is expected to debut in the second half of the year, will examine two individuals whose lives have been disrupted by their disorder.
A&E has ordered 20 half-hours of "Airline," a docusoap about Southwest Airlines employees, and has picked up a new pilot, "Interventions," a reality show that follows families and friends as they organize an intervention with a loved one who has a serious problem, such as alcoholism.