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Wisconsin, Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Bans Struck Down

The decision is the third from a federal appeals court to find state level marriage bans unconstitutional, as Judge Richard Posner calls out marriage equality opponents for using "unsupported conjecture" in legal arguments.

The decision is the third from a federal appeals court to find state level marriage bans unconstitutional, as Judge Richard Posner calls out marriage equality opponents for using “unsupported conjecture” in legal arguments.

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Police Brutality and Accountability: When Liberals Forget to Check Their Biases

Stated simply, most Americans have an irrational belief that Black men are dangerous, and this bias is especially prevalent among white Americans, including most white liberals and progressives.

Stated simply, most Americans have an irrational belief that Black men are dangerous, and this bias is especially prevalent among white Americans, including most white liberals and progressives.

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Obamacare Opponents May Have Reached a Dead End in Court

Thursday's decision makes it much less likely the Supreme Court will intervene quickly in the dispute over whether the federal government can administer subsidies for health insurance purchased on its exchanges.

Thursday’s decision makes it much less likely the Supreme Court will intervene quickly in the dispute over whether the federal government can administer subsidies for health insurance purchased on its exchanges.

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The Violence Happening in Ferguson Is More Than Physical

A man holds his hands up after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson named the officer who shot Michael Brown last month.

Many people assume that the term “violence” only refers to physically painful encounters. But I want to explore what multiple forms of violence—physical, emotional, bureaucratic, and spiritual—do to a group of people when they simultaneously converge on a community.

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A Bump on the Marriage Equality Road, But How Big?

On Wednesday, a federal court in Louisiana became the first to rule against marriage equality since Windsor. Is the decision an outlier or a sign of trouble ahead at the Supreme Court?

On Wednesday, a federal court in Louisiana became the first to rule against marriage equality since Windsor. Is the decision an outlier or a sign of trouble ahead at the Supreme Court?

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Why Are Alameda County Jails Forcing Women to Take Pregnancy Tests?

No one can say for exactly how long Alameda County jails have been forcing arrested women to take pregnancy tests, and no one can really explain why.

For at least several years, Alameda County sheriffs and medical personnel have routinely conducted pregnancy tests on thousands of prisoners, old and young, fertile and sterile, willing or not. It’s a practice that isn’t shared by any other jails in California. No one can say for exactly how long Alameda County jails have been forcing arrested women to take pregnancy tests, and no one can really explain why.

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Louisiana Federal Court First to Uphold Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Cites ‘Lifestyle Choices’

“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 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.”

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Abortion Provider Expands to New Mexico in Response to Texas Anti-Abortion Law

The Whole Woman's Health clinic in McAllen, Texas, which recently reopened, bringing legal abortion care back to the Rio Grande Valley.

As a lawsuit challenging Texas’ highly restrictive abortion access law winds its way through the federal court system, one Texas abortion provider announced Wednesday that she would expand services into neighboring New Mexico.

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Dallas Police ‘Swarm’ Local High School, ‘Pray’ for Fetus

Police at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas.

Dallas police “swarmed” a local high school on Friday in response to reports that a human fetus was found in a bathroom after a woman miscarried.

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Federal Appeals Court: Texas Cannot Yet Enforce Abortion Law

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Texas' highly restrictive omnibus anti-abortion law—which would have closed all but eight legal abortion facilities in the state—must remain blocked, for now.

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Texas’ highly restrictive omnibus anti-abortion law—which would have closed all but eight legal abortion facilities in the state—must remain blocked, for now.

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