Those of us fighting trafficking as part of a broader human rights movement must recognize that failing to advocate for the use of these laws to punish both buyers and sellers serves to perpetuate very serious racial disparities in who we are deeming culpable and who we are criminalizing for trafficking.
The Texas Republican Party’s draft platform says the party “recognize[s] the legitimacy and value of … reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle.” The party is among sparse company, since all major medical associations condemn the practice.
The 2014 Texas GOP platform endorses “reparative therapy” for gay and lesbian Texans, removes a call for new pathways to citizenship, and thanks lawmakers for “pro-life” legislation.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee whose vote could be crucial to determining whether the nomination of Michael Boggs to a federal judgeship moves forward, hasn’t yet taken a public position on Boggs.
While Gov. Tom Corbett insists Pennsylvania can’t afford Medicaid expansion, advocates argue Pennsylvania can’t afford not to expand Medicaid.
Last week, three Michigan Republicans joked in a photo that they “understand” women because they read fashion magazines. But the gag is proof of how deeply they hold women in contempt.
The proposed law would update New York’s existing workplace anti-discrimination laws to prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee on the basis of their reproductive health-care decisions.
House Republicans on Thursday used a procedural motion to block a vote on whether to add an exception for incest to an abortion coverage ban in its criminal justice appropriations bill.
Rep. Mike Fleck is navigating uncharted political waters in Pennsylvania. The state’s first openly gay GOP lawmaker was defeated in the Republican primary—his first primary challenge since coming out of the closet in 2012—but he won the Democratic primary with a write-in campaign by just 15 votes.
Rick Santorum recently made remarks suggesting that he’d prefer having everyone’s contraception covered by the government instead of by insurance plans. That might seem like a good idea on its surface, but in reality it would reduce access to contraception.