“The national same-sex marriage struggle animates a clash between convictions regarding the value of state decisions reached by way of the democratic process,” U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman wrote, “as contrasted with personal, genuine, and sincere lifestyle choices recognition.”
The order prevents authorities in Louisiana from enforcing the law while clinics and providers continue to try and secure hospital admitting privileges.
August 26 was Women’s Equality Day. But true to the spirit of Moral Mondays leader Rev. William Barber’s “moral fusion movement,” the discussion of “women’s issues” wasn’t limited to abortion or birth control.
The lawsuits challenging the contraception benefit in the Affordable Care Act are less about birth control and more about a larger strategy to use the First Amendment to challenge government regulatory power.
Rarely, if ever, are Black women interviewed in the neighborhoods where they live and asked about a policy’s impact on their lives. As such, I felt it was high time for me to ask Black women in my community about their lived experiences with, and connection to, the laws that secured their right to vote.
Organizers thought it was important to incorporate Women’s Equality Day in the Moral Week of Action since many of the policies at issue, including the state’s recent voter identification law, adversely affect women.
The Obama administration announced another change to the religious accommodation to the birth control benefit, and predictably conservatives hate it.
Starting on Friday, August 22, a broad coalition of faith, labor, and social justice organizations will hold events in 12 mostly Southern states with a different social justice theme every day.
Advocates asked a federal court to block the measure before it takes effect next month.
The one-page order almost guarantees the Supreme Court takes up the question of marriage equality next term.