City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gave in to relentless pressure from unions, community groups, and the Working Families Party and agreed to pass a bill that will ensure that almost no New Yorker can be fired for taking a day off due to illness.
Is the Prop 8 case really about gender, as I keep hearing? It seems to me that no one really cares if two women are raising a child together, unless those two women are lesbians.
The new version of the bill would no longer make going to the “wrong” bathroom a criminal act, but it would allow business owners to tell transgender individuals “You can’t go in there,” in the words of the bill’s sponsor.
In a rare victory for reproductive health advocates in Texas, the federal government has awarded a federal Title X family planning grant not to the Department of State Health Services, but to a coalition of specialized family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood.
By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.
The author of a Texas TRAP law said Tuesday he didn’t believe the bill would lead to closure of any abortion providing facilities, or reduce access to safe, legal abortion care for Texans, even though that’s exactly what it is meant to do.
Think you might have an STD? There’s an app for that. Plus more sexual health news from the past week.
For now, the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in Georgia are safe. But we must remain ever-vigilant to support those fragile rights.
Eighteen for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to overturn the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act, which requires that all insurance policies cover birth control without a co-pay as part of preventive care. These companies argue that including insurance coverage for birth control “violates their religious freedom.” Here’s a brief introduction to those companies and their cases.
Citing new research showing that Texas’ increased restrictions on abortion are negatively affecting women, family planning clinics, and abortion providers in the state, Rep. Jessica Farrar will file a bill this week to overturn the forced 24-hour waiting period.