Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a resolution last week condemning conversion therapy and urging states to make it illegal to subject minors to such “treatment.”
Although strong policies provide important backing for schools’ decisions about curricula, they do not automatically translate into implementation at the classroom level.
Los Angeles, the country’s second most populated city, will see its minimum wage increase to $15 by 2020 after the city council voted Tuesday for the wage hike, marking a major win for labor groups and working people who have seen the cost of living rocket past their hourly pay.
In what advocates are calling an historic ruling, a judge in Fresno County, California, ruled last week that a lawsuit against the Clovis Unified School District’s abstinence-focused sex education program was justified because it was out of compliance with the state’s law.
The fight to open a Planned Parenthood health-care clinic in El Centro, California, shows that national anti-choice groups are intent on rolling back reproductive health care gains in even the most progressive parts of the country.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) will take executive action to raise the minimum wage of fast-food workers in the state, after state Republican legislators refused to go along with the wage hike.
When Barnes & Noble employee Victoria Ramirez told her bosses she was transitioning from male to female, the company prohibited her from working as a woman, then fired her when she complained.
Trans prisoners continue to be housed in facilities with the opposite gender, resulting in discrimination, trauma, and rape.
Mental health care practitioners in Oregon can no longer try to “convert” LGBTQ youth to heterosexuality, under a law passed last week by the state legislature.
A California assembly committee last week killed a GOP bill that would have allowed insurance companies to exclude abortion coverage from plans for any reason and without penalty.