While the Supreme Court took up marriage equality, the NRA and anti-abortion groups joined forces to block an important judicial appointment.
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.
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.
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.
Having failed in 2012, there is a renewed campaign in California for a domestic workers’ bill of rights. And like 2012, it is unclear whether the disability community will support the legislation.
Patrick wants to keep Planned Parenthood from providing sex education curriculum in public schools. Watch how he treats citizens who respectfully disagree with him.
It distresses me that anti-choice politics could threaten my relationship with at-risk middle school students.
Last week, clergy from across the state of Texas gathered at the capitol building in Austin to show their support for access to contraception. Clad in collars, stoles and other religious garb, they stood in the outdoor rotunda to call, publicly, for legislators to stop their ongoing attacks on Texans’ freedom to choose when and whether to have children.
Think you might have an STD? There’s an app for that. Plus more sexual health news from the past week.
A federal court strikes a bunch of abortion restrictions in Idaho, while another for-profit company tries and fight the birth control benefit.