Ohio Right to Life, the anti-choice group that drafted the legislation, wrote in a press statement that the bill is meant to chip away at Roe v. Wade.
The order, released Friday, agrees to hear challenges from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
If, in the broader sense, “conversion therapy” is any set of actions designed to convince trans people to abandon our genders and sexes, governments large and small are the biggest offenders out there.
The Roberts Court on Monday denied review of a Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage, noting the federal appeals court has yet to rule, as well as two campaign finance related challenges.
Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit with the Ohio Supreme Court to force disclosure of records of communications between state health officials and members of Ohio Right to Life under the states public records law.
Florida lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would require abortion clinics have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
The conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers marriage equality bans in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi the same day the Roberts Court considers stepping into the fray.
The Supreme Court gave equality advocates two rare victories in abortion and immigration battles in Arizona.
Andrew Hawkins of the Cleveland Browns explains that his decision for wearing a “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” t-shirt, which was criticized by the head of the local police union, was “a stance against wrong individuals doing the wrong thing for the wrong reasons to innocent people.” So, as he says, “a call for justice shouldn’t offend or disrespect anybody.”
The Ohio house passed a bill Wednesday meant to completely clear a backlog of untested rape kits in law enforcement offices across the state. After the unanimous passage of SB 316, the bill now heads to Gov. John Kasich’s desk for a signature.