Ohio senators on Thursday dealt a blow to abortion access in the state with the approval of a budget amendment that advocates say is designed to force the closure of at least one clinic.
Same-sex couples in Michigan may have a harder time adopting children under new laws signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday that allow adoption agencies to deny anyone services based on the organization’s “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
A federal lawsuit challenges a policy by the Michigan Secretary of State’s office that requires an amended birth certificate before correcting the gender on state issued identification cards.
Baltimore’s water shutoff crackdown focuses on households, while businesses, government offices, and nonprofits accounted for the vast majority of the unpaid water fees.
Throughout these efforts, students say, labels like “pro-choice” and “pro-life” took a backseat to story-sharing—perhaps offering insight about ways that young activists, far from being apathetic or disinterested, are engaging their peers about issues of reproductive rights and justice.
A person can be fired, denied housing, and refused health care for being gay or transgender in Michigan. That could change this year, as Democratic lawmakers are seeking to extend statewide non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ residents.
The order from the Supreme Court Monday directs the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to reconsider its decision that the birth control benefit accommodation process does not violate federal law.
The Roberts Court is set to make history when it hears oral arguments on whether or not state-level same-sex marriage bans are constitutional this week.
Even where conservatives have abandoned “abstinence-only” education, they are still pushing the “sex is evil and will kill you” line. It’s time for pro-choicers to open up a broader conversation demanding sex-positive curricula.
The report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that insurers are not providing consistent coverage for non-pill birth control methods, and it can be fiendishly difficult to find information about which methods are covered.