Despite the defeat of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.
The Supreme Court is considering taking up a request by New Hampshire Right to Life to force disclosure of certain documents by the Obama administration related to a direct grant provided to Planned Parenthood affiliates in New Hampshire.
Each of the five Democratic presidential candidates has supported the Affordable Care Act, but one candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), said during Tuesday’s debate he would go a step beyond Obamacare if he won the presidency.
The report charges that same-gender sexual orientation and variations in gender identity and expression are “part of the normal spectrum of human diversity and do not constitute a mental disorder.”
An order last week turned away an emergency appeal by industry groups to delay implementation of a Department of Labor rule that grants minimum wage and overtime protections to some home-care workers.
Federal contractors can earn up to seven days of paid sick leave per year starting in 2017. Obama also renewed his call for more comprehensive paid family leave opposed by many Republicans.
The Department of Health and Human Services says it has found no evidence of wrongdoing among either government researchers who work with fetal tissue or companies that supply it.
Friday’s ruling from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is the seventh consecutive federal appeals court to rule in favor of the Obama administration.
Obama drafted an executive order that would give all federal contract workers seven paid sick days per year, shortly after the administration recommended actions to close the gender pay gap for federal employees.
A ruling from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals gave the Obama administration another decisive win in its fight to expand contraception coverage.