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.
The students, all female survivors of sexual assault and harassment while attending UC Berkeley, allege that the university administration failed to properly respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
An AP investigation of sexual assault cases at U.S. military bases in Japan reveals erratic application of justice, and the senator suspects there’s more to be found stateside.
A Fluke candidacy sends a message that young women will not just serve supporting roles in the political process, but will help make the rules in the primary institutions of power themselves.
The federal poverty guidelines, which dictate eligibility of most public benefits, including food stamps, is flawed in that it does not account for variances in cost of living.
The Supreme Court won’t take a look at Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.
As the California legislature reconvened this week, Assembly member Mike Gatto introduced AB 1433, which would amend the state education code to require that colleges report certain violent crimes, including sexual assaults, that occur on or near campus to local law enforcement agencies.
Slowly, real efforts to transform the false work-family dichotomy are emerging, both through legislation as well as through employer initiatives. Programs like paid family leave and on-site child care can help working families over the long haul—yet it is rare to find either offered to low-wage workers in this country.
Though 2013 might have brought an array of new abortion restrictions and other setbacks for reproductive rights, there were also a number of reasons for pro-choice allies around the country to be proud this year. The staff of RH Reality Check notes some of the top pro-choice successes of 2013.
A Bloomberg report from late November finds that at least 73 U.S. abortion clinics have shut down since 2011, and that roughly half of these closures are due to new legislation passed in a wave of Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion.