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I believe that all people are born equal in dignity and entitled to certain rights and freedoms. To everyone at birth, I would grant the following legal rights: life, liberty, equality before the law, legal recourse when rights have been violated, presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and the right to appeal conviction. Legally they would be protected from discrimination (by race, sex, color, nationality, language, sexual orientation), unwarranted invasion of privacy, arbitrary arrest, torture, inhuman treatment and servitude. I also would extend to them certain freedoms: of movement, of speech and creative expression (exempting what is hateful or hurtful to society), of assembly, to practice religion, to work (and to fair compensation for their work), and to choose a marriage partner.  

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

values universal, egalitarian approach to human rights

values freedom of speech and creative expression 

supports marriage equality (same sex marriage)

supports all of UN 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

summary Wikipedia article: Human Rights 

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 2231

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 48

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Human Rights Directory (links to thousands of human rights organizations worldwide)
The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner
Human Rights Watch (an organization dedicated to defending human rights worldwide)
Derechos on Freedom of Speech (from an organization that works worldwide to protect human rights)
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Electronic Privacy Information Center
Human Rights First (a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization) 
The Human Rights Campaign (working on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual human rights issues)
The National Center for Transgender Equality
Amnesty International  (dedicated to protecting human rights worldwide)
Women's Human Rights Issues  (from Amnesty International)
Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice by Jack Donnelly   (more about this 2013 book from Cornell University Press)
Protection Manual for Human Rights Defenders (freely available online from
Human Rights Abuses in Myanmar (report from The Economist September 1 2018)
Latin America’s Human Rights Court Moves into Touchy Territory (re: gay marriage, from The Economist Feb 3 2018)
“Fighting Words—A Battle in Berkeley Over Free Speech”  by Katy Steinmetz (article from Time June 12 2017)
Religious Freedom in Malaysia (report from The Economist September 24 2016)
Gay Rights-- report from Mexico City (article in The Economist August 20 2016)
"Gay Rights in Indonesia  Under Pressure" (report from The Economist August 13 2016 
Trials: On Death Row in Pakistan by Isabel Buchanan  (more about this book from The Guardian July 2016) 

"Free Speech: The Muzzle Grows Tighter"  (cover story from The Economist June 4 2016)

"Classifying Acts of Evil--Naming the Unspeakable"  (article from The Economist April 18 2015)
"Human Rights in Egypt: Silence in Class" (article from The Economist Oct 25 2014)
"Human Rights: The Gay Divide" (article from The Economist Oct 11 2014)
"International Law: Mightier Than Words" (article from The Economist Nov 23 2013)
"UN Finds 'Little Appreciation' for Human Rights Among US Businesses" by Carey Biron (published on May 4 2013 by Inter Press Service) 
"There Are Now States Where It's Not Safe to Be a Woman!" by Katrina vanden Heuvel (Apr 10 2013 article from editor of The Nation)
U.S. Fails to Support International Child Marriage Prevention Act (Dec 17 2010 The Huffington Post report) 
"UN: Guantanamo a 'Clear Breach of International Law" by Andrea Germanos (Apr 5 2013 article on Common Dreams website)
International Human Rights  (ACLU International homepage)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Freedom House (group that "advocates for democracy and human rights")
Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights
Statements on Religious Freedom
International Religious Liberty Association
The Chinese Human Rights Web
The Struggle for Human Rights, by Eleanor Roosevelt  (her classic 1948 address)
"How Gay Marriage Won" by David von Drehle (April 8 2013 Time Magazine cover story)
Marriage Equality USA (working "to secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all... without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation")
Freedom to Marry ("working to win marriage equality nationwide")
Homosexual (Same Sex) Marriage--Arguments for and against (on Religious Tolerance website)
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