A bill to clarify the definition of rape—and close what some saw as a loophole—passed a Utah House Committee yesterday, but not before sparking some disturbing conversations about what constitutes rape.
Montana lawmakers held a committee hearing on a bill that would require some low-income residents to be drug tested to qualify for welfare assistance.
TLC defended its special, saying that the views it depicts are strictly those of the participants. What the network didn’t say was that many of the show’s participants are affiliated with organizations tied to the discredited “ex-gay” movement.
The percentage of Americans without health insurance has decreased dramatically since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, according to new polling by Gallup.
Monday’s Supreme Court order denying review of seven same-sex marriage cases may not be as emotionally satisfying as a pro-equality ruling, but it has a similar effect nonetheless.
Since 2010, Sean Fieler, a New Jersey-based hedge fund manager and fervent Catholic, has personally contributed nearly $18 million to political candidates and causes that align with his anti-choice, anti-LGBT, and pro-theocracy views, according to an analysis of tax filings and campaign finance records by RH Reality Check.
So far two states, Utah and Oklahoma, have filed petitions asking the Roberts Court to uphold their respective state bans on marriage equality. Elsewhere, attorneys for the State of Virginia filed their petition for review with the Roberts Court on Friday.
A Utah high school made headlines recently by photoshopping some girls’ yearbook photos to cover more skin. This story gives insight into the various ways “modesty” is used to police girls, make them insecure, and pit them against each other.
The Supreme Court won’t take a look at Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.
The year began on a sour note, with an emergency injunction in one of the legal challenges to the contraception mandate in Obamacare.