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Prison Sex Doesn’t Prove Homosexuality Is a Choice—and It’s Offensive for Ben Carson to Argue as Much

Our newest potential presidential candidate apparently believes that  previously straight men having sex with men in prison is proof that sexual orientation under any conditions is a choice, and that since sexual orientation is a choice, it’s okay to discriminate against those who make the wrong one.

Our newest potential presidential candidate, Ben Carson, apparently believes that inmates having sex with each other in prison is proof that homosexuality is a choice—and that it’s OK to discriminate against those who supposedly made that decision.

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How Many Trips to the Supreme Court Will Obamacare Take?

Early signs point to another Obama administration victory before the Roberts Court on health-care reform. Will it be the last time the law appears before the Court?

Early signs point to another Obama administration victory before the Roberts Court on health-care reform. Will it be the last time the law appears before the Court?

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Alabama Supreme Court Orders End to Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

Tuesday night's ruling calls on probate judges across the state to ignore a federal court order and stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Tuesday night’s ruling calls on probate judges across the state to ignore a federal court order and stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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The Fate of the Affordable Care Act Rests in John Roberts’ Hands—Again

Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama's historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?

Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama’s historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?

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Losing My Lege: These Bills Are the Icing on the Hate-Cake

Our right-wing state lawmakers are so proudly hateful that they actually celebrated banning marriage equality by cutting a cake.

Our right-wing state lawmakers are so proudly hateful that they actually celebrated banning marriage equality by cutting a cake. They’ve also already filed a slate of oppressive and unnecessary legislation this session.

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Texans Demand ‘Trust. Respect. Access.’ From Lawmakers on Reproductive Health

Dozens of college students and reproductive justice activists met with lawmakers in Austin Thursday morning.

Dozens of college students and reproductive justice activists met with lawmakers in Austin Thursday morning, asking them to support comprehensive sex ed, increase access to legal abortion care, and give doctors more leeway to make medically sound decisions about their patients.

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Navigating a ‘Crooked Room': Reflections From Black Women on Their Experiences in Progressive Spaces

Pittsburgh organizer Julia Johnson and Jasmine Burnett (right)

Black women do not expect much from those whose inhumane social, political, and economic interests challenge our human rights, but we do expect respect, support, and trust from our progressive allies, who supposedly are on our side.

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Same-Sex Spouses Get Job Protections, No Matter Where They Live

The Department of Labor announced a rule change that will expand FMLA protections for thousands of legally married same-sex couples.

The Department of Labor announced a rule change that will expand FMLA protections for thousands of legally married same-sex couples.

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Patricia Arquette’s Spectacular Intersectionality Fail

White women: let's not go all "Je Suis Patricia Arquette" on this shit. Let's listen to people who know better than we do about what it's like to be a non-white or non-straight or a non-white non-straight person who is asked, from one of the world's most prominent media platforms, to "fight" for someone who already has so, so much more.

White women: let’s not go all “Je Suis Patricia Arquette” on this shit. Let’s listen to people who know better than we do about what it’s like to be a non-white or non-straight or a non-white non-straight person who is asked, from one of the world’s most prominent media platforms, to “fight” for someone who already has so, so much more.

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Lawsuit: Washington Public Hospitals Aren’t Complying With Reproductive Privacy Act

Public hospitals in Washington are required to provide "substantially equivalent" abortion and maternity care services. A new lawsuit by the ACLU says some hospitals in the state are not complying.

Public hospitals in Washington are required to provide “substantially equivalent” abortion and maternity care services. A new lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union says some hospitals in the state are not complying.

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