Even when rapists in the military are convicted and sentenced, a loophole in the criminal justice system can leave them free to attack again.
Thursday’s order made it clear that probate judges in the state could not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Pro-choice activists, some wearing pink shoes Thursday under Colorado’s gold-domed Capitol, spoke out against a proposed law that would add burdensome licensing requirements for abortion clinics across the state.
Wyoming lawmakers in the state senate passed a bill Wednesday that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s non-discrimination employment laws, although religious companies and organizations will still be legally allowed to discriminate against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
The federal courts are so far unanimous in rejecting claims that the Obama administration’s accommodation process to the birth control benefit burdens religious rights.
Democratic Texas lawmakers who have proposed a handful of new reproductive rights bills said Thursday that they know they have an uphill legislative battle, but that they refused to back down while anti-choice Republicans push for more restrictions on abortion care, sex education and reproductive health access.
A bill banning abortions after 20 weeks passed the South Carolina House of Representatives Wednesday in an 80-27 vote.
Since 2012, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, under the direction of Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, has required all new facilities seeking to offer abortions to first get approval from the state.
The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed an executive order Tuesday that rescinded discrimination protections for state employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.