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Supreme Court Will Hear Marriage Equality Cases This Spring

The order, released Friday, agrees to hear challenges from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

The order, released Friday, agrees to hear challenges from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

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Legal Wrap: New Year, Same Old Anti-Abortion Tricks From the GOP

January started off with conservatives across the country focusing legislative efforts on—what else—curbing abortion rights.

January started off with conservatives across the country focusing legislative efforts on—what else—curbing abortion rights.

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Obama Expands Paid Family Leave, Urges Congress to Do More

The president signed an executive order to give federal employees up to six weeks of paid family leave after the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a new child.

The president signed an executive order to give federal employees up to six weeks of paid family leave after the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a new child.

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House Republicans Pass Doomed Bill Designed to Undo Years of Immigration Policy

An amendment to a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the year prohibits the department from spending any money to process applications for Obama's deferred deportation programs.

The anti-immigration amendment was sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who is also the co-sponsor of a federal bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for fetal anomalies or for a woman’s health unless her life is in danger.

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Attorneys Urge Federal Appeals Court to Take First Step in Overturning ‘Roe’

Tuesday's oral arguments in legal challenges to two pre-viability abortion bans show anti-choice advocates are more empowered than ever to gut constitutional protections for legal abortion.

Tuesday’s oral arguments in legal challenges to two pre-viability abortion bans show anti-choice advocates are more empowered than ever to gut constitutional protections for legal abortion.

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Democrats Unveil Ambitious Tax Plan to Help Middle Class

“The tax code today is stacked in favor of people who make money off of money and against those who make money off of hard work,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen said in a speech this week.

“The tax code today is stacked in favor of people who make money off of money and against those who make money off of hard work,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen said in a speech this week.

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Walmart Gives to Food Pantries While Workers Qualify for Food Stamps

As part of a holiday charity campaign, the Walmart Foundation last month donated $1.5 million to food pantries across the country, while hundreds of thousands of Walmart’s own workers struggle to feed themselves and their families thanks to the corporation’s famously low wages.

As part of a holiday charity campaign, the Walmart Foundation last month donated $1.5 million to food pantries across the country, while hundreds of thousands of Walmart’s own workers struggle to feed themselves and their families thanks to the corporation’s famously low wages.

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Don’t Read the Comments? As Immigration Advocates, We Must

It is important to critically consider how immigrants are discussed in comment sections, as this has implications for their acceptance, health, and well-being.

It is important to critically consider how immigrants are discussed in comment sections, as this has implications for their acceptance, health, and well-being.

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Supreme Court Denies Review of Marriage Equality, Campaign Finance Cases

The Roberts Court on Monday denied review of a Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage, noting the federal appeals court has yet to rule, as well as two campaign finance related challenges.

The Roberts Court on Monday denied review of a Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage, noting the federal appeals court has yet to rule, as well as two campaign finance related challenges.

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Pennsylvania Senators Move to Block Paid Sick Leave for Philadelphia Workers

Two Pennsylvania state senators on Wednesday said they would introduce legislation prohibiting municipalities from enacting paid leave protections for workers, a direct response to a long-standing effort in Philadelphia to give employees paid sick leave.

Two Pennsylvania state senators on Wednesday said they would introduce legislation prohibiting municipalities from enacting paid leave protections for workers, a direct response to a long-standing effort in Philadelphia to give employees paid sick leave.

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