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Philadelphia City Council Pushes Hate Crime Ordinance in Wake of Attack

People waiving LGBTQ pride flag at the 26th Annual Pride Parade on the streets of Center City Philadelphia in June 2014.

Philadelphia is poised to pass a new ordinance aimed at toughening the punishment of crimes committed on the basis of someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Even Ruth Bader Ginsburg Falls Into the Trap of Abortion Stigma

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is, in many ways, as awesome as we’ve come to expect. But then, it happens: But then, it happens: she shows she’s imperfect after all.

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, the Supreme Court justice shows she’s imperfect after all.

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Holder Is Stepping Down at a Critical Moment for Civil Rights

Eric Holder's resignation comes as the Justice Department ramps up efforts to combat widespread racial and gender discrimination.

Eric Holder’s resignation comes as the Justice Department ramps up efforts to combat widespread racial and gender discrimination.

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Chelsea Manning Sues Federal Government for Gender Dysphoria Treatment

The lawsuit claims officials are withholding necessary medical care from Manning in violation of the Constitution.

The lawsuit claims officials are withholding necessary medical care from Manning in violation of the Constitution.

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Amandla! South African Minister Underscores Reproductive Justice as a Global Framework

South Africa Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini at a media briefing in 2012.

Reproductive justice is about human rights, including the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments. This week at the United Nations, South Africa Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini focused on reproductive justice as a global framework.

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Louisiana Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans announced Thursday that it would deny Texas abortion providers' request for the entire court to re-hear a year-old challenge to the state's omnibus anti-abortion law.

The decision conflicts with an earlier federal court ruling declaring Louisiana’s ban constitutional.

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Texas ‘Upskirt’ Decision Latest to Protect Constitutional Rights of Harassers

A Texas court decision ruling "upskirt" pictures constitutional is the latest example of the courts protecting rape culture in the name of the First Amendment.

A Texas court decision ruling “upskirt” pictures constitutional is the latest example of the courts protecting rape culture in the name of the First Amendment.

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Iowa’s Telemedicine Abortions Can Continue—for Now

A stay issued late Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court blocks a rule designed to shut down telemedicine abortions across the state.

A stay issued late Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court blocks a rule designed to shut down telemedicine abortions across the state.

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Religious Nonprofits Will Continue Legal Battle Against Federal Contraception Benefit

Priests for Life told the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama administration's latest efforts to accommodate religious objections to the birth control benefit fell short.

Priests for Life told the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama administration’s latest efforts to accommodate religious objections to the birth control benefit fell short.

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Legal Wrap: No End in Sight for Lawsuits Challenging Obamacare

Republicans are never going to successfully repeal health-care reform, so instead they hope to use the courts to gut the most popular and important provisions and render the law a political liability for Democrats.

Republicans are never going to successfully repeal health-care reform, so instead they hope to use the courts to gut the most popular and important provisions and render the law a political liability for Democrats.

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