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‘Hobby Lobby’ Is About Blocking Contraception Access, Not Religious Liberty

Hobby Lobby supporters claim that they aren't out to take away contraception, just to keep religious employers from paying for it. Now that the Obama administration has made that possible, however, they are still throwing fits.

Hobby Lobby supporters claim that they aren’t out to take away contraception, just to keep religious employers from paying for it. Now that the Obama administration has made that possible, however, they are still throwing fits.

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Lawsuit Challenges Refusal to Issue Marriage Licenses in Kentucky

The first round of legal challenges to the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling happened in Kentucky Monday.

The first round of legal challenges to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling happened in Kentucky Monday.

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More Religiously Affiliated Nonprofits Ask Roberts Court to Step Into Birth Control Fight

A petition to the U.S. Supreme Court filed by a group of religiously affiliated nonprofits argues that any process that allows employees to access contraception coverage is a violation of employer's rights.

A petition to the U.S. Supreme Court filed by a group of religiously affiliated nonprofits argues that any process that allows employees to access contraception coverage is a violation of employer’s rights.

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Queer Muslims Need Support, Not Ignorance, From LGBTQ Allies

Rather than trying to “start a dialogue” through mockery, would-be allies should allow queer Muslims to speak for themselves as they try to establish themselves in spaces that often silence or ignore them.

Rather than trying to “start a dialogue” through mockery, would-be allies should allow queer Muslims to speak for themselves as they try to establish themselves in spaces that often silence or ignore them.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Compete Over Anti-Choice Credentials

Republican presidential candidates spoke last week at the National Right to Life Convention in New Orleans, each making the case as to why they will be the best candidate to fight abortion access if they win the White House.

Republican presidential candidates spoke last week at the National Right to Life Convention in New Orleans, each making the case as to why they will be the best candidate to fight abortion access if they win the White House.

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Advocates Fight to Keep Tuscaloosa Abortion Clinic Open

Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday to prevent the sole licensed abortion clinic in Tuscaloosa from being forced to shut down by what advocates describe as an unnecessary state regulation.

Reproductive rights advocates filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday to prevent the sole licensed abortion clinic in Tuscaloosa from being forced to shut down by what advocates describe as an unnecessary state regulation.

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Obama Administration Takes on Racial Housing Segregation

New requirements announced by the Department of Housing and Urban Development seek to crack the problem of entrenched racial segregation in housing.

New requirements announced by the Department of Housing and Urban Development seek to crack the problem of entrenched racial segregation in housing.

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Obama Administration Revises ACA Contraception Rules—Again

The latest rules offer a work-around for those for-profit companies objecting to providing contraception coverage in their employee health insurance plans.

The latest rules offer a work-around for those for-profit companies objecting to providing contraception coverage in their employee health insurance plans.

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House GOP Sneaks Hyde Restrictions Into Another Unrelated Bill

House Republicans tried to expand the anti-choice Hyde Amendment for the fourth time this year, this time with a last-minute change to a medical research bill.

House Republicans tried to expand the anti-choice Hyde Amendment for the fourth time this year, this time with a last-minute change to a medical research bill.

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Do We Live in a Christian America? Not Quite

For many conservative American politicians and members of the fundamentalist right wing, the idea that our nation is God’s “chosen land" is a frequently invoked trope. But a new book by Steven K. Green, Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding, suggests this is a misreading of history.

For many conservative American politicians and members of the fundamentalist right wing, the idea that our nation is God’s “chosen land” is a frequently invoked trope. But a new book by Steven K. Green, Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding, suggests this is a misreading of history.

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