· · · · · 

Ninth Circuit Blocks Arizona Medication Abortion Rules

The ruling prevents extreme restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing medication from taking effect while a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality moves forward.

The ruling prevents extreme restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing medication from taking effect while a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality moves forward.

· · · · · 

On Equal Pay Day, Obama Takes Executive Action to Close Gender Wage Gap (Updated)

President Obama signed two executive actions on Tuesday, National Equal Pay Day, that are designed to help close the gender wage gap for federal contractors, the day before Congress voted on whether to pass similar measures for the private sector as well.

President Obama signed two executive actions on Tuesday, National Equal Pay Day, that are designed to help close the gender wage gap for federal contractors, the day before Congress voted on whether to pass similar measures for the private sector as well.

· · · · · 

Rick Perry Dodges Measures to Address the Prison Sexual Assault Crisis

Given Texas' record for detention facilities with high rates of sexual abuse, Gov. Perry’s rejection of rules under the Prison Rape Elimination Act is especially troubling to those advocating for the safety of inmates.

Given Texas’ record for detention facilities with high rates of sexual abuse, Gov. Perry’s rejection of rules under the Prison Rape Elimination Act is especially troubling to those advocating for the safety of inmates.

· · · · · 

More Challenges to the Affordable Care Act Percolating in D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

Even as the Supreme Court weighs a ruling in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases, conservatives are pushing more legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act writ large.

Even as the Supreme Court weighs a ruling in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases, conservatives are pushing more legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act writ large.

· · · · · 

Supreme Court Declines Review of New Mexico Same-Sex Wedding Photography Case

The Court announced it would not hear the appeal of the owners of a photography business who claim they have a constitutional right to refuse to photograph same-sex couples.

The Court announced it would not hear the appeal of the owners of a photography business who claim they have a constitutional right to refuse to photograph same-sex couples. The decision lets stand a state supreme court ruling that states business owners must provide services to LGBTQ couples the same way they do to heterosexual couples.

· · · · · 

Murder Charges Dismissed in Mississippi Stillbirth Case

Rennie Gibbs' "depraved heart murder" charge related to a 2006 stillbirth was dismissed, but prosecutors said they plan to try and re-indict the young woman this summer.

Rennie Gibbs’ “depraved heart murder” charge related to a 2006 stillbirth was dismissed, but prosecutors said they plan to try and re-indict the young woman this summer.

· · · · · 

Trial Date Set in Case Challenging Alabama Admitting Privileges Law

In May, a federal court will hear evidence on the impact of Alabama's admitting privileges law in considering whether to let it take effect.

In May, a federal court will hear evidence on the impact of Alabama’s admitting privileges law in considering whether to let it take effect.

· · · · · 

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Temporarily Blocks Arizona Medication Abortion Rules

The temporary, emergency order will stay in place through Monday while the federal appeals court considers advocates' request to block regulations they claim threatens access to medication abortions statewide.

The temporary, emergency order will stay in place through Monday while the federal appeals court considers advocates’ request to block regulations they claim threatens access to medication abortions statewide.

· · · · · 

Stoking Fire: A Global Look at the Right’s Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Protesters against anti-gay policies of Russian government during annual 43rd Pride Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on June 30, 2013 in New York City.

A new report by People for the American Way examines the “globalization” of homophobia and offers chilling details about its spread.

· · · · · 

Arizona Federal Court Refuses to Block Restrictions on Medication Abortions

The ruling means that abortion providers in Arizona will be forced to adhere to outdated protocol when performing medication abortions.

The ruling means that abortion providers in Arizona will be forced to adhere to outdated protocol when performing medication abortions.

· · · · ·