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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Cases

The Roberts Court is set to make history when it hears oral arguments on whether or not state-level same-sex marriage bans are constitutional. Here's you're need to know about the cases before the Court.

The Roberts Court is set to make history when it hears oral arguments on whether or not state-level same-sex marriage bans are constitutional this week.

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Reproductive Rights Advocates to Roberts Court: Don’t Intervene in Mississippi Abortion Battle

The Roberts Court could decide in May to take up a Mississippi law designed to close the state's only abortion clinic.

The Roberts Court could decide in May to take up a Mississippi law designed to close the state’s only abortion clinic.

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In Marriage Equality Cases, Conservatives Argue Discrimination Is a First Amendment Right

Anticipating a loss this summer before the Roberts Court in the marriage equality cases, conservatives are now leaning on the precedent set by Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakley.

Anticipating a loss this summer before the Roberts Court in the marriage equality cases, conservatives are now leaning on the precedent set by Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakley.

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How Justice Kennedy Set the Stage for D and E Bans in ‘Gonzales v. Carhart’

In Gonzales, we were handed a devastating loss that set the stage for waves of restrictive and unscientific attacks on abortion rights. Those restrictions have come to a dangerous crest with the anti-choice community's campaign against D and E abortions.

In Gonzales, we were handed a devastating loss that set the stage for waves of restrictive and unscientific attacks on abortion rights. Those restrictions have come to a dangerous crest with the anti-choice community’s campaign against D and E abortions.

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Justice Alito Lets Another Nonprofit Avoid Compliance With Birth Control Benefit

In an order issued late on April 15, the justice stayed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Zubik v. Burwell.

In an order issued late on April 15, the justice stayed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Zubik v. Burwell.

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Lawsuit: Finance Company Told Transgender Man to Act as a Woman or Be Fired

The company's vice president told Tristan Broussard that he could continue working at Tower Loan only if he signed a written statement “agreeing to act and be treated as female rather than as male while working for Tower Loan, including by dressing as female.”

The company’s vice president told Tristan Broussard that he could continue working at Tower Loan only if he signed a written statement “agreeing to act and be treated as female rather than as male while working for Tower Loan, including by dressing as female.”

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The Next Wave of Contraceptive Challenges Hits the Appellate Courts

So far, the Obama administration has been undefeated in defending the accommodation process to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. How long will that streak last?

So far, the Obama administration has been undefeated in defending the accommodation process to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. How long will that streak last?

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Purvi Patel Sentenced to 41 Years for Feticide and Neglect of a Dependent

Patel received a six-year sentence on the feticide charge, but that will be served concurrently with the 20-year sentence. She will spend five years on probation when she is released from prison.

Patel received a six-year sentence on the feticide charge, but that will be served concurrently with the 20-year sentence. She will spend five years on probation when she is released from prison.

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North Carolina Asks Supreme Court to Revive Its Mandatory Ultrasound Law

The legislation is considered by reproductive health advocates to be one of the most extreme ultrasound laws in the country.

Attorneys for the State of North Carolina have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state law that requires patients to undergo a narrated ultrasound before having an abortion, even if the patient objects.

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Federal Court Permanently Blocks Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Requirement

The sweeping opinion ruled the law had been passed with the improper purpose of restricting abortion access in the state—a policy endorsed by Gov. Scott Walker.

The sweeping opinion ruled the law had been passed with the improper purpose of restricting abortion access in the state—a policy endorsed by Gov. Scott Walker.

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