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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality


The decision is the first from a federal appeals court to rule in support of state same-sex marriage bans since the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.

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Another Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Contraception Mandate as SCOTUS Mulls Action

If the petition is granted, the Supreme Court could dramatically limit how abortion restrictions are challenged.

With a strong split in the federal appeals courts over the issue of for-profit corporate religious rights, Supreme Court intervention is practically inevitable.

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Sixth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider Ohio’s Ban on RU-486

photo courtesy of opensourceway via Flickr

Reproductive rights advocates lost a legal battle on Friday over Ohio’s restrictions on the use of RU-486.

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Giving Thanks For Times the United States Has Fought Back Against Discrimination

For those of us living in the United States, this is a time of year for giving thanks. It is in that spirit that I have gathered a list of some of my favorite pieces of U.S. news on overcoming discrimination over the past couple of months.

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The Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Weighs Mifepristone Ban With SCOTUS Waiting In The Wings

Photo courtesy of Mark E. Fischer via Flickr

Earlier this month the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on the constituitonality of the state of Ohio’s 2004 mifepristone ban in a case that could present a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Legal standards are increasingly replacing medicinal standards as the guide for what constitutes acceptable medical care, and conservative justices either don’t understand that or they don’t care.

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