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Discriminating on the Basis of Gender Norms, and the Possible Reach of Hobby Lobby

Federal courts are increasingly recognizing Title VII protects against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which is why a broad ruling in the Hobby Lobby case could be especially devastating.

Federal courts are increasingly recognizing Title VII protects against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which is why a broad ruling in the Hobby Lobby case could be especially devastating.

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Why Both Republicans and Democrats Are Wrong About the ‘War on Women’

The war on women is not only about access to reproductive health care, it’s a multifaceted and structural perpetuation of second class status for women in all aspects of American life.  Reproductive justice is intertwined with economic justice.

To listen to conservatives tell the story about the “war on women” is to pretend it doesn’t exist at all. To listen to Democrats, though, is to limit the fight for gender equity to the issue of abortion, which, while important, is part of a larger fight for justice on all fronts.

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Legal Abortion Care Ends at Another Texas Clinic After Hospital Revokes Privileges Without Notice

A clinic in El Paso was forced to stop providing legal abortion care, and found no relief in a federal court on Wednesday when it asked for a restraining order against Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law.

A clinic in El Paso was forced to stop providing legal abortion care, and found no relief in a federal court on Wednesday when it asked for a restraining order against Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law.

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Nevada Republicans Reject National Party’s Strict Anti-Choice Platform

While Republicans in state legislatures across the country are passing severe restrictions on reproductive rights, Republicans in Nevada have voted to drop opposition to abortion from the state party’s official platform.

While Republicans in state legislatures across the country are passing severe restrictions on reproductive rights, Republicans in Nevada have voted to drop opposition to abortion from the state party’s official platform.

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Anti-Choice Advocates Seize on West Virginia Democrats’ Support of 20-Week Abortion Ban

The West Virginia Capitol building in Charleston

When West Virginia’s legislature voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation in March, West Virginia Democrats overwhelmingly backed the ban, deliberately defying the national party’s support of abortion rights.

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Florida House Passes Two Anti-Choice Bills

Florida state capitol in Tallahassee.

The bills passed on Friday include one that would restrict access to later abortion in the state, and another bill that would make it a separate crime to kill or injure a fetus during an attack on a pregnant woman.

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Court Rules Lawsuit Challenging Planned Parenthood Funding Ban in Texas May Proceed

A Texas appeals court ruled a state court action, which challenges a 2012 rule blocking Planned Parenthood from participating in the state-run Texas Women's Health Program, can proceed.

A Texas appeals court ruled a state court action, which challenges a 2012 rule blocking Planned Parenthood from participating in the state-run Texas Women’s Health Program, can proceed.

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The Battle Against Koch-Funded, Anti-Teacher Policies in Kansas

Teachers of Kansas stand poised to take back their state and undue the destruction caused under the leadership of Gov. Sam Brownback, with the help of his friends and funders the Kochs.

Teachers of Kansas stand poised to take back their state and undo the destruction caused under the leadership of Gov. Sam Brownback, with the help of his friends and funders the Kochs.

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Witnessing Death From a Distance

Sprawl of Kabul, Afghanistan as seen from the top of TV Hill in the middle of the city.

In the month before Afghanistan’s presidential elections on April 5, three deadly attacks occurred against journalists who became targets of terror. I was once a war reporter. Now I write about war from a distance.

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U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw both a troubled initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act's website and a surge of higher-than-expected enrollment numbers after those troubles were resolved, is resigning on Friday.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw both a troubled initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s website and a surge of higher-than-expected enrollment numbers after those troubles were resolved, is resigning on Friday.

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