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Transgender Student Maintains Locker Room Access in Illinois District

More than 600 people attended the emergency  board meeting to discuss an agreement that would allow a transgender student to use her gender-identified locker room. (Jenn Stanley/RH Reality Check)

Though the school district and the Department of Education reached a settlement, misunderstanding about the agreement led district officials to threaten to rescind it.

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Colorado Shooting Underscores Existing Laws Not Sufficient to Protect Abortion Providers

Even with federal protections and the state-level policies that mirror them, we don't have the law enforcement tools to end a culture of anti-choice violence.

Even with federal protections and the state-level policies that mirror them, we don’t have the law enforcement tools to end a culture of anti-choice violence.

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Illinois School District Reaches Controversial Agreement on Transgender Student’s Locker Room Access

The agreement with the Department of Education upholds the school district's controversial policy to allow a transgender student to use the locker room that matches her gender identity, but only if she changes behind a curtain.

The agreement with the Department of Education upholds the school district’s controversial policy to allow a transgender student to use the locker room that matches her gender identity, but only if she changes behind a curtain.

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Lawsuit: Alabama Voter ID Law Intentionally Discriminatory

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday challenges a 2011 law advocates claim is designed to disenfranchise Black and Latino voters in the state.

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday challenges a 2011 law advocates claim is designed to disenfranchise Black and Latino voters in the state.

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From ‘Her’ to ‘Bitch’: How Gendered Language Teaches Us Women Are Objects To Be Controlled

The practice of using feminine pronouns (often in a sexually suggestive way) to refer to things such as tools, cars, and even boats is fairly common—so common that many people do not stop to question what they are actually saying, which is that women are objects. This underlying message in our language is reflective of how our society treats women.

The practice of using feminine pronouns (often in a sexually suggestive way) to refer to things such as tools, cars, and even boats is fairly common—so common that many people do not stop to question what they are actually saying, which is that women are objects. This underlying message in our language is reflective of how our society treats women.

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As SCOTUS Steps Into Fight Over Clinic Closure Laws, Another Appeals Court Rules They Should Be Blocked

Monday's decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals made a forceful case to the Roberts Court to block a similar Texas measure under consideration. Let's hope the justices read the opinion.

Monday’s decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals made a forceful case to the Roberts Court to block a similar Texas measure under consideration. Let’s hope the justices read the opinion.

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Texas Planned Parenthood Affiliates Sue to Reinstate Medicaid Funding

The lawsuit filed in federal court Monday claims anti-choice lawmakers in Texas are playing political games with family planning funding. Again.

The lawsuit filed in federal court Monday claims anti-choice lawmakers in Texas are playing political games with family planning funding. Again.

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This Week in Sex: For Couples, Sex Once a Week Is Ideal for Happiness

This week, research shows that sex once a week helps with happiness, the Cleveland Clinic searches for women who want uterine transplants, and a Mississippi teacher is suspended when a student does a condom demonstration in class.

This week, research shows that sex once a week helps with happiness, the Cleveland Clinic searches for women who want uterine transplants, and a Mississippi teacher is suspended when a student does a condom demonstration in class.

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North Dakota Tells Roberts Court: The Time Is Now to End Legal Abortion

A petition filed by attorneys for the State of North Dakota tells the U.S. Supreme Court that after more than 40 years, it is time to give back to the states the power to criminalize abortion.

A petition filed by attorneys for the State of North Dakota tells the U.S. Supreme Court that after more than 40 years, it is time to give back to the states the power to criminalize abortion.

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Supreme Court Sends Mixed Messages on Reproductive Rights

There's been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas' HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.

There’s been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas’ HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.

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