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What’s Next in the Marriage Equality Fight? The States, Then SCOTUS Once More

A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.

A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.

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Political Men Behaving Badly: Weiner and Filner Won’t Quit Even as More Info Emerges

Amid calls for them to drop out of politics, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner—former congressional colleagues who have both been caught behaving badly around women—are standing their respective ground.

Amid calls for them to drop out of politics, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner—former congressional colleagues who have both been caught behaving badly around women—are standing their respective ground.

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What’s the Use of Private Insurance If You Don’t Feel Safe Using It?

Bills like SB 138 in California will enable people like me to access health care, mental health services, birth control, and substance treatments without fear that a parent or partner will find out about it, saving out-of-pocket and state costs along the way.

Bills like SB 138 in California will enable people like me to access health care, mental health services, birth control, and substance treatments without fear that a parent or partner will find out about it, saving out-of-pocket and state costs along the way.

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Harassment Allegations Against San Diego Mayor Emerge, But He’s Still Keynoting Military Sex Assault Event

Five days after San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologized to his city and vowed to seek help after vague allegations of sexual harassment emerged, a lawsuit has been filed and details of his behaviors are emerging.

Five days after San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologized to his city and vowed to seek help after vague allegations of sexual harassment emerged, a lawsuit has been filed and details of his behaviors are emerging.

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San Diego Mayor Apologizes for Sexual Harassment, Still Headlining Benefit for Sexual Assault Victims

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologizes for sexual harassment charges.

Though no details have been released, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner recently acknowledged sexually harassing women and apologized for his behavior. It’s a good first step, but should he really be the one to headline an event for military victims of sexual assault?

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This Week in Sex: Europe’s Birth Rate, Cohabitating Couples, and an App for Finding Condoms

Sacramento residents can now find condoms with their phones.

This week, research found that as the unemployment rate rose in many European countries, the birth rate fell, another study found that many couples move in together without being totally committed, and Sacramento residents can now find condoms with their phones.

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From Coercive Prisoner Sterilizations to State Abortion Restrictions: How Reproductive Justice Eludes Women of Color

West, a former medical assistant at Kermit Gosnell's "house of horrors" clinic in West Philadelphia, has been sentenced to five to ten years.

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.

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Gay Is Not the New Black: The Supreme Court and the Politics of Misrecognition

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. (Protest sign from Dyke March NYC.)

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.

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Oregon Domestic Workers’ Bill Fails, Highlighting Importance of Workers’ Voices

Rep. Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis), the bill's chief sponsor.

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.

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DOMA Unconstitutional, Prop 8 Dismissed. What’s Next?

A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.

The Supreme Court mostly settled the marriage equality question by striking DOMA and Prop 8 but refused to broadly recognize same-sex marriage rights.

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