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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality

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The decision is the first from a federal appeals court to rule in support of state same-sex marriage bans since the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.

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White Women: Let’s Get Our Shit Together

In the run-up to the Texas gubernatorial election, much hand-wringing was done over the Hispanic lady voter. But it was women like me—married white women, specifically—who failed Wendy Davis—and ourselves, and our families, and Texas families—on Tuesday night.

In the run-up to the Texas gubernatorial election, much hand-wringing was done over the Hispanic lady voter. But it was women like me—married white women, specifically—who failed Wendy Davis—and ourselves, and our families, and Texas families—on Tuesday night.

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The Senate Flip Could Have Serious Implications for Women of Color

Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.

Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.

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North Dakota Voters Reject ‘Personhood’ Measure

North Dakota voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure to amend the state constitution to define life as beginning at conception. A similar so-called "personhood" amendment was defeated in Colorado as well.

North Dakota voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure to amend the state constitution to define life as beginning at conception. A similar so-called personhood amendment was defeated in Colorado as well.

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Electoral Losses for Democrats Spell Bad News for the Courts

One of the most significant, long-term effects of the Republican electoral wave of 2014 will not just be who serves as justices in the courts, but who the courts decide are entitled to justice.

One of the most significant, long-term effects of the Republican electoral wave of 2014 will not just be who serves as justices in the courts, but who the courts decide are entitled to justice.

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UPS to Roberts Court: We’ll Accommodate Pregnant Workers. Will the Justices Care?

Despite the fact that more and more states require employers to provide workplace accommodations for pregnant workers, the Roberts Court is poised to mess that all up.

More and more states require employers to provide workplace accommodations for pregnant workers, but the Roberts Court is poised to screw that all up.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks Two Anti-Choice Measures

In two separate orders, the state's highest court blocked new hospital admitting privileges requirements and restrictions on medication abortions from taking effect while trials challenging their legality proceed.

In two separate orders, the state’s highest court blocked new hospital admitting privileges requirements and restrictions on medication abortions from taking effect while trials challenging their legality proceed.

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Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina? Let’s Talk About Infant Mortality and Maternal Health

North Carolina's alarming infant mortality rate is a direct result of uninsured women not having access to quality health care. So why aren't more advocates of Medicaid expansion talking about it?

North Carolina’s alarming infant mortality rate is a direct result of uninsured women not having access to quality health care. So why aren’t more advocates of Medicaid expansion talking about it?

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Supreme Court Turns Away Two Reproductive Rights Challenges

On Monday the Supreme Court refused a challenge to a New York City law governing crisis pregnancy center disclosures and a Denver law protecting abortion clinic access.

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused a challenge to a New York City law governing crisis pregnancy center disclosures and a Denver law protecting abortion clinic access.

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Federal Judge Rules Obama Administration Didn’t Go Far Enough to Accommodate Opponents of Birth Control Benefit

A federal judge in Florida ruled Ave Maria University did not have to comply with the Obama administration's latest accommodation process for religiously-affiliated nonprofits who object to covering contraception in insurance plans.

A federal judge in Florida ruled Ave Maria University did not have to comply with the Obama administration’s latest accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to coverage of contraception in insurance plans.

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