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Obama Administration Proposes Rule Against Sex, Gender Identity Discrimination in Health Care

If the new rule is finalized, it could result in one of the biggest wins of this administration for transgender people.

If the new rule is finalized, it could be one of the biggest wins for transgender people during this administration.

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McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood Isn’t Going to Happen

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted the obvious truth: The Senate doesn't have the votes to defund Planned Parenthood, and even if it did, President Obama would never sign off on it.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted the obvious: The Senate doesn’t have the votes to defund Planned Parenthood, and even if it did, President Obama would never sign off on it.

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Congresswoman: Release Unedited Planned Parenthood Attack Videos to House Committee

Rep. Diana DeGette is calling on her colleague Tim Murphy, chair of a House committee that will investigate Planned Parenthood, to make sure his colleagues get the full story from the anti-choice tapes.

Rep. Diana DeGette is calling on her colleague Tim Murphy, chair of a House committee that will investigate Planned Parenthood, to make sure his colleagues get the full story from the anti-choice tapes.

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House Likely to Vote After Labor Day to Defund Planned Parenthood

It’s not clear which proposal will be voted on, but the GOP-led House is likely to vote to defund Planned Parenthood shortly after the August recess.

It’s not clear which proposal will be voted on, but the GOP-led House is likely to vote to defund Planned Parenthood shortly after the August recess.

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Bleeding Wounds and Breastfeeding Hell: The Costs of No Paid Maternity Leave in America

The financial bind of no paid leave can become a physical nightmare for working women who have just given birth.

The financial bind of no paid leave can become a physical nightmare for working women who have just given birth.

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Poll: Americans Believe in Women’s Equality, But Don’t Understand It

Respondents to a new poll believe in equality for women, but many have a negative view of the word “feminism,” are divided on whether women of color face more barriers to equality than white women, and have a narrow idea of what “women’s issues” means.

Respondents to a new poll believe in equality for women, but many have a negative view of the word “feminism,” are divided on whether women of color face more barriers to equality than white women, and have a narrow idea of what “women’s issues” means.

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Marginalized Home Health-Care Workers Now Eligible for Minimum Wage, Overtime Guarantees

A federal appeals court ruled that home health care workers, most of whom are women and people of color, should qualify for minimum wage and overtime benefits.

A federal appeals court ruled that home health-care workers, most of whom are women and people of color, should qualify for minimum wage and overtime benefits.

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Largest-Ever Transgender Survey Launches

The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey will build on the data collected by the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey to provide a "360-degree view of trans lives."

The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey will build on the data collected by the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey to provide a “360-degree view of trans lives.”

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U.S. Congressman Says Feminists of Color Promote ‘Racist’ Agenda

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) on Friday tweeted comments accusing a Black anti-rape activist, as well as other feminists and journalists, of promoting a “racist” agenda by accepting awards from Planned Parenthood.

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) on Friday tweeted comments accusing a Black anti-rape activist, as well as other feminists and journalists, of promoting a “racist” agenda by accepting awards from Planned Parenthood.

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White House Hires First Openly Transgender Staffer

Freedman-Gurspan, a 28-year-old Latina trans woman, is a former National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) policy advisor and will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a 28-year-old Latina trans woman, is a former National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) policy advisor and will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

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