Aggressive attempts to restrict women’s health-care options, which range from shutting down abortion clinics to coercing women inmates to become sterilized, reveal the long, seemingly unattainable arc toward reproductive justice for women of color.
LGBTQ rights are not the single civil rights issue of our time. To think otherwise, as all too many do, is the same sort of misrecognition that shaped the Supreme Court’s VRA ruling: the notion that the work of the civil rights movement is done, and it’s time for LGBTQ people to take up their mantle.
Part of the problem in Oregon was that the push for domestic workers’ legislation did not include enough grassroots mobilization by the state’s estimated 10,000 domestic workers who are currently excluded from overtime and other protections.
The Supreme Court mostly settled the marriage equality question by striking DOMA and Prop 8 but refused to broadly recognize same-sex marriage rights.
When work culture and public policy fail to support men’s involvement in the domestic sphere, how can anyone “have it all”?
In a rare move, a porn actor was jailed for spreading syphilis to his co-stars. His attorney argues that he is the victim of political posturing.
The Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8 are expected to come down this month. We’ll soon find out if the Court has chosen to advance the cause of marriage equality, or if it will it leave it for another day.
One woman in El Salvador illustrates the dangers lurking in domestic bans and restrictions on abortion care.
One state is trying to curb safe abortion access, while the other seeks to expand it.
The California domestic workers’ bill of rights passed the state assembly Wednesday—but similar bills have twice been passed and vetoed. It’s unclear whether Gov. Brown will veto it again.