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Navy Triples Maternity Leave to 18 Weeks for Sailors, Marines

The policy change will make the Navy and Marine Corps the first military services to provide more than six weeks of paid maternity leave.

The policy change will make the Navy and Marine Corps the first military services to provide more than six weeks of paid maternity leave.

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Watchdog Group to Fight ‘Religious Freedom’ Efforts in Wake of Marriage Equality

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Executive Director Rev. Barry Lynn at the National Press Club in D.C. Tuesday.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State launched an initiative Tuesday to fight back against attempts by social conservatives to use the notion of religious freedom to deny services to people, especially to same-sex couples.

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Girl Scouts Council Returns $100,000 From Anti-Transgender Donor

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington returned a sizable grant this week when it was asked by the donor to ensure that no funds would be used to support transgender girls.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington returned a sizable grant this week when it was asked by the donor to ensure that no funds would be used to support transgender girls.

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California Cracks Down on Vaccine Exemptions

On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed one of the strictest mandatory vaccine bills in the country into law. The state will no longer allow parents to claim a religious or personal exemption.

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed one of the nation’s strictest mandatory vaccine bills. The state will no longer allow parents to claim a religious or personal exemption.

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New Diaphragm Hits U.S. Market for First Time in 50 Years

Caya, a new single-size diaphragm, gives women who can't or don't want to use hormonal methods a new birth control option.

Caya, a new single-size diaphragm, gives women who can’t or don’t want to use hormonal methods a new birth control option.

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Marriage Equality Could Be Health-Care Access Boon for LGBTQ Couples

Gay couples are less likely to have employer-sponsored health insurance than married heterosexual couples, but that may be about to change.

Gay couples are less likely to have employer-sponsored health insurance than married heterosexual couples, but that may be about to change.

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Oregon Residents Can Now Get Birth Control Prescription Without Doctor’s Visit

Oregon lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill allowing women to get birth control prescriptions from a pharmacist instead of a physician, a shift that could vastly expand access to contraceptives throughout the state.

Oregon lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill allowing women to get birth control prescriptions from a pharmacist instead of a physician, a shift that could vastly expand access to contraceptives throughout the state.

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It’s Not Black People Who Need to Change

White women have sat for too long as passive spectators to brutality and genocide committed by our own families, in our names, because we have been full of false convictions. Even if we did not start them, we can decide now to end them.

White women have sat for too long as passive spectators to brutality and genocide committed by our own families, in our names, because we have been full of false convictions. Even if we did not start them, we can decide now to end them.

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Will the Supreme Court Take Up Another Contraception Challenge?

An order issued Monday suggests the Roberts Court could jump back into the fight over contraception coverage next term.

An order issued Monday suggests the Roberts Court could jump back into the fight over contraception coverage next term.

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What’s Next for Equality After Friday’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision affirming marriage equality marks an important early step in the fight for gender equality.

The historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision affirming marriage equality marks an important early step in the fight for gender equality.

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