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Roberts Court Agrees to Consider Whether Buffer Zones Violate Protestors’ Free Speech Rights

A state senate committee heard arguments for enacting a 25-foot patient safety zone, while several anti-choice bills have been introduced in the house.

On Monday the Supreme Court agreed to consider whether a Massachusetts law that protects clinics and patients from harassment violates protesters’ First Amendment rights.

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This Week in Sex: States Improve Sex Ed, Vibrator Patent Ruling, and Genitals Clash in the Street

Image of a We-Vibe vibrator, taken from a video demonstration of how it works.

This week, two states took steps to improve sex ed, a vibrator company was slapped for patent infringement, and a street fight broke out between a penis, a vulva, and a bystander.

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Boston High Schools May Soon Make Condoms Available and Provide More Sex Ed

The Boston School Committee is considering adopting a new policy that would add sexuality education and other health courses and make condoms available at all high schools in the city.

The Boston School Committee is considering adopting a new policy that would add sexuality education and other health courses and make condoms available at all high schools in the city.

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Republican Massachusetts Senate Candidate Opens Up on Forced Waiting Periods

Republican Massachusetts Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez.

At Wednesday’s debate Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez gave some indication of how he would vote on reproductive health policy, a topic that he has been reluctant to discuss in detail on the campaign trail.

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Massachusetts Senate Candidate Still Won’t Say if He Would Have Supported Blunt Amendment

After being questioned by a Boston Globe reporter about whether he would have supported a bill last year to limit insurance coverage of contraception, Gomez refused to answer, saying "I’m not sure how much more clear I can be.”

After being questioned by a Boston Globe reporter about whether he would have supported a bill last year to limit insurance coverage of contraception, Gomez refused to answer, saying “I’m not sure how much more clear I can be.”

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Improving How Domestic Workers and Their Employers Settle Disputes

The Brazilian Immigrant Center has launched a first-of-its-kind mediation program that seeks to resolve disputes between domestic workers and their employers. So far, it seems to be working.

The Brazilian Immigrant Center has launched a first-of-its-kind mediation program that seeks to resolve disputes between domestic workers and their employers. So far, it seems to be working.

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Hawaii Passes Domestic Workers’ Legislation, Mirrors New York’s in Substance

Though substantively similar, the two states' laws arrived at and passed their state legislatures in vastly different ways.

Though substantively similar, the two states’ laws arrived at and passed their state legislatures in vastly different ways.

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U.S. Activists Help Global Domestic Workers’ Movement as U.S. Government Drags its Feet

U.S. activists were instrumental to the passage of international domestic workers' treaty—which the U.S. is unlikely to ratify in the near future.

U.S. activists were instrumental to the passage of international domestic workers’ treaty—which the U.S. is unlikely to ratify in the near future.

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Markey Wins Democratic Primary, Will Face Off With Gomez for Massachusetts Senate Seat

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA).

The winner on the June special election in Massachusetts won’t change the balance of power in Congress, but could change the political landscape heading into the 2014 midterms.

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On National Youth HIV and AIDS Day, the Boston College ‘Troublemakers’ Speak

red condoms

Our crime has made national news: We’re giving out condoms. At a Catholic University.

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