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Vote Nears for ENDA, With Broader Religious Exemptions (Updated)

Advocates opposing broad religious exemptions in ENDA attend a press conference on Capitol Hill.

The religious exemptions currently folded into the Employment Non-Discrimination Act are broad enough to allow Catholic schools to continue firing teachers for being gay. But these base religious exemptions were not broad enough to satisfy some key Republican senators.

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‘Asterisk Equality’ Isn’t Real Equality: Fighting for an ENDA Without Exemptions

There is a bill pending in the Senate right now that would end workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

To accept the broad religious exemptions in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, is in an insult to the incredible progress the LGBTQ community has already made.

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What’s “Level” and Fair for Trans, Intersex and Disabled Athletes?

When a person who has differences related to gender or doesn’t fit ability norms is able to compete against the highest level athletes without these differences, accusations of unfairness immediately start to fly.

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Beyond Federal Funding for Contraception: Taking a Firm Stance on the Hyde Amendment

The term “pro-choice” has very little meaning if we are only defending the choice for those who can afford it.

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Empowerment or Equality: Which “E” are we Striving for?

Recently, while driving in the district, I came across an advertisement for a plumbing, heating, and air conditioning company.  The right side of the advertisement read: “A Women- Owned & Managed Company!”  The phrase was intended to be seen and obviously posted with pride. 

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Eliminating Discrimination Against Women: A New START For Women Around the World

CEDAW is the international treaty that affirms equal rights for women around the world. The United States has never ratified this agreement. It’s far past time to do so.

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Moving Leadership by Addressing Equality

Women in the U.S. are far better off in terms of rights; yet, the U.S. has not ratified CEDAW, a treaty that issues gender equality. While women leaders still rise out of hardships and inequality, gender equality fosters development and leadership.

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Get Real! How Do You Tell When Women Are Done With Sex?

Sex is over when one or both partners don’t want to have it anymore, either because they both feel satisfied or just because one or both are done with the whole works for the time being.

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Indian High Court Decriminalizes Homosexuality

The High Court of Delhi found that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized consensual sexual acts of adults in private, violated the Indian Constitution. This ruling decriminalizes homosexuality in India and is being hailed by advocates in India and worldwide as the first step toward equality for gay, lesbian, and transgender persons in that country.

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Fair Pay = Access to Contraception

What does fair pay mean to you? Equality? Justice? What about the ability to care for the family you have and plan for the family you want?

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