Philomena is another reminder of the vast inequalities between those who adopt children and birth mothers.
State Rep. Gordon Denlinger is circulating a co-sponsorship memo seeking support in his effort to amend the state constitution from punishing a person or employer for making any kind of discriminatory decision.
Conservatives have been turning up the volume on the irrational, unevidenced claim that poverty is caused by not being married. In reality, poverty is caused by not having enough money. This should be obvious, but it clearly needs to be said more often.
In a series of complaints, the National Women’s Law Center claims four insurance companies are charging women more for long-term care policies, and states are complicit in the discrimination.
Byers’ response to Ta-Nehisi Coates calling Melissa Harris-Perry “America’s foremost public intellectual” illustrates an important problem: People in positions of privilege frequently have blind spots for the work, achievements, and culture of people who are different than them.
Texas’ Department of State Health Services relied on cherry-picked facts and unsubstantiated rumors when it explained its reasoning behind the codification of the state’s new omnibus anti-abortion law.
The newest version of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would place tax penalties on women who seek abortion, and permanently forbid the District of Columbia from helping poor women pay for abortions.
Erasing plantations from the landscape or simply lambasting them doesn’t get rid of slavery; it just rids us of its most uncomfortable and most visible symbols.
When Senate Democrats overcame a threatened filibuster of a bill to extend unemployment compensation, even they were surprised. But they’re not out of the woods yet.
Judges appeared skeptical of abortion providers’ claims that HB 2 constitutes an undue burden on tens of thousands of Texans who experts say have lost access to legal abortion.