“When I filed for a seat on the county Democratic Central Committee … I didn’t imagine I’d be facing off against a Neo-Confederate theocrat,” says Betsy Bury of her opponent, Rev. David Whitney.
When I moved back to my hometown in South Dakota after leaving my job in Chicago, I knew I was taking a risk—a risk that I would lose access to a queer community. What I didn’t expect was that my own state government would start to push to decide that I am not a person worth protecting, that I am not deserving of dignity.
State laws in Arizona, Kansas, Ohio, and elsewhere that would enshrine discrimination in the name of “religious liberty” have faced political setbacks, but a legal victory isn’t certain yet.
Will Senate Democrats respond to calls to block the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench?
RH Reality Check is part of a progressive coalition of 27 groups representing the pro-choice, civil rights and LGBTQ rights communities that have joined together to oppose a nomination to a federal court that was hatched in a backroom deal.
A case involving a Montana woman whose contract as an assistant softball coach at a Catholic high school was not renewed because she works at Planned Parenthood represents
the latest in a string of dismissals by religiously affiliated employers under the guise of religious liberty rights.
With virtually no chance of passage in the current Congress, the Cruz-Lee bill appears to be motivated by politics.
A string of federal court decisions from red states have made marriage equality all but a given for the entire country.
The Supreme Court won’t take a look at Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.
Even with all that’s left to accomplish, I’m proud to reside in the land of Lincoln.