The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled this week that the state’s “Peeping Tom” law designed to prevent voyeurism does not apply to taking pictures up a woman’s skirt. In response, the state legislature has pushed through an anti-”upskirting” law with lightning speed.
Racism is the best explanation for the debate surrounding Debo Adegbile’s nomination to the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. It was precisely because Adegbile is such a good pick to head the division that the right wing launched a vicious smear campaign that, sadly and predictably, worked.
After a year of focused debate, advocates for changing a culture of rampant sexual assault within the military were rebuked by a 55-45 procedural vote that did not allow the measure to advance to a full vote.
Attorneys for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights have challenged a new regulation they argue threatens to make medication abortion unavailable in the state.
A veto in Arizona may have meant the demise of one attempt to further enshrine discrimination in the name of religious liberty, but the larger threat from the Supreme Court remains.
A bill that would make it a separate crime to kill or injure a fetus in crimes committed against a pregnant woman passed the Florida House Judiciary Committee on Monday, and now heads to a vote on the house floor.
HB 1180 would mandate that CPCs that wish to be registered as “pregnancy help centers” in the state cannot “place children for adoption,” either directly or indirectly, such as by referring women to outside agencies that handle adoptions.
The settlement is the latest in a string of litigation brought by the Alliance Defending Freedom over displaying graphic anti-abortion imagery on college campuses.
Friday’s ruling leaves in place a new ordinance that creates buffer zones at entrances to health-care facilities in the city while a legal challenge to its constitutionality moves forward.
Judges from York, Monroe, and Lancaster counties have now all written opinions stating that the law fails to take juveniles’ greater capacity for reform into account.