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Maine’s New Anti-Shackling Law Was No ‘Accident’

After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and “Maine—accidentally—outlaws shackling pregnant women?”

After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and “Maine—accidentally—outlaws shackling pregnant women?”

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What Conservatives Really Think of Women: ‘Female Animals’ Without Rights

According to Erick Erickson, a regular Fox News contributor, editor of RedState.com, and guest host for Rush Limbaugh, women who seek reproductive health care are "pregnant female animals" with no ability for autonomous thinking.

According to Erick Erickson, a regular Fox News contributor, editor of RedState.com, and guest host for Rush Limbaugh, women who seek reproductive health care are “pregnant female animals” with no ability for autonomous thinking.

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Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPYs: Give Trans People the Respect They Deserve

During her acceptance speech for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, athlete Caitlyn Jenner emphasized the importance of accepting trans people for who they are.

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Watchdog Group to Fight ‘Religious Freedom’ Efforts in Wake of Marriage Equality

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Executive Director Rev. Barry Lynn at the National Press Club in D.C. Tuesday.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State launched an initiative Tuesday to fight back against attempts by social conservatives to use the notion of religious freedom to deny services to people, especially to same-sex couples.

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Kentucky Judge Upholds Louisville Minimum Wage Increase

A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.”

A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.”

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YouTube Celebrates Marriage Equality and LGBT Pride Month

In celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision that all couples have the right to marry and at the culmination of National LGBT Pride Month, Youtube highlights the many videos uploaded by the LGBT community and allies that have shown support for LGBT rights.

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Recent SNAP Restrictions Are Another Reminder That Poverty Is a Reproductive Issue

I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.

I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.

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Gay Republicans Met With Hostility at GOP Convention

In registration packets for the Western Conservative Summit, which attracted GOP presidential contenders to Denver over the weekend, conference goers received a booklet titled, “Top Ten Myths About Homosexuality.”

In registration packets for the Western Conservative Summit, which attracted GOP presidential contenders to Denver over the weekend, conference goers received a booklet titled, “Top Ten Myths About Homosexuality.”

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#TitleIXAt43: How We Talk About the Landmark Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Title IX changed the course of history for many individuals when it comes to athletics and being able to partake in programs that discriminate against individuals based on sex. But when we talk about the landmark legislation, people still don't seem to understand what it truly means—and doesn't mean.

Title IX changed the course of history for many individuals when it comes to athletics and being able to partake in programs that discriminate against individuals based on sex. But when we talk about the landmark legislation, people still don’t seem to understand what it truly means—and doesn’t mean.

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Alok Vaid-Menon on Allowing People to Self-Narrate Their Bodies

In this StyleLikeU video, Alok Vaid-Menon describes the ways gender is not about body parts. “The world I’m fighting for is where we stop making assumptions around everything [and] where we allow people to self-narrate their bodies,” says Vaid-Menon, an Indian-American poet. “I think that’s a profoundly radical act, because we exist in a western colonial system that’s invested in categorizing every single thing about you and creating norms about every single thing, rather than actually recognizing none of us fit into norms.” [via StyleLikeU]

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