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Conservatives: Openly Gay House Candidates ‘Antithetical’ to Republican Platform, Harmful to Kids

The Republican Party is backing two openly gay candidates for Congress a year after releasing its infamous “autopsy” report chronicling the need to court LGBT Americans along with people of color and women.

The Republican Party is backing two openly gay candidates for Congress a year after releasing its infamous “autopsy” report chronicling the need to court LGBT Americans along with people of color and women.

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Catholic Leaders Say California Abortion Insurance Policy Is a Civil Rights Violation

Amid reports of possible corruption and complaints of long waits for benefits have come calls for an investigation into the Medicaid privatization program championed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R).

On Tuesday, the California Catholic Conference filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services over its state’s abortion insurance policy.

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Virginia Officials Move to Amend ‘Disastrous’ Abortion Clinic Restrictions

The restrictive and medically dubious abortion regulations passed a year ago in Virginia are being challenged by state officials, and could be effectively overturned.

The restrictive and medically dubious abortion regulations passed a year ago in Virginia are being challenged by state officials, and could be effectively overturned.

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Montana Judge Drops Child Endangerment Charges Against Pregnant Woman

A judge has dropped charges brought against a pregnant Montana woman who was arrested after failing a drug test in late August.

A judge has dropped charges brought against a pregnant Montana woman who was arrested after failing a drug test in late August.

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Study: Medicaid Benefits Don’t Guarantee Health-Care Access

Having health insurance is not enough to ensure reliable access to care, despite the flood of new Medicaid enrollees under the Affordable Care Act.

Having health insurance is not enough to ensure reliable access to care, despite the flood of new Medicaid enrollees under the Affordable Care Act.

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Pennsylvania AG’s Office Says Rape Victim Should Shoulder Blame for Attack

Kathleen Kane

The victim “acted in a manner which in whole or in part contributed to” her attack, says a statement attributed to Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Kane says she was unaware of the statement drafted by her office.

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California Adopts ‘Yes Means Yes’ Standard of Consent for College Students

California has become the first state to enact a law requiring students at many schools to receive affirmative sexual consent.

California has become the first state to enact a law requiring students at many schools to receive affirmative sexual consent.

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Philadelphia City Council Pushes Hate Crime Ordinance in Wake of Attack

People waiving LGBTQ pride flag at the 26th Annual Pride Parade on the streets of Center City Philadelphia in June 2014.

Philadelphia is poised to pass a new ordinance aimed at toughening the punishment of crimes committed on the basis of someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Fifth Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Closes Due to Targeted Budget Cuts

A Planned Parenthood clinic closed in Wisconsin on Thursday due to state budget cuts that prevent government money from going to the women’s health clinics.

A Planned Parenthood clinic closed in Wisconsin on Thursday due to state budget cuts that prevent government money from going to the women’s health clinics.

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New Hampshire GOP’s ‘Personhood’ Stance Complicates Scott Brown’s Senate Bid

New Hampshire U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown worked to distance himself from a hardline “personhood” position this week, putting him at odds with the state’s Republican Party and positions he has taken in his political past.

New Hampshire U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown worked to distance himself from a hardline “personhood” position this week, putting him at odds with the state’s Republican Party and positions he has taken in his political past.

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