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Today Barack Obama addressed the nation on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Check out the full speech in the video above. More related links:

We asked you to take action and — good news — it worked! Clear Channel has reversed its ban on Wichita health care clinics ads.

Jessica Valenti calls once again for “free abortion on demand without apology” and Jessica Luther asks exactly how that might work at the grassroots level.

The ACLU has launched a petition demanding that Nebraska allow same-sex couples to provide foster homes to kids in need. Warning: it’s a tear-jerker, with a story of a kid that was transferred between 17 foster homes before his awesome gay parents adopted him. 

Data on the New York Times byline gap.

On the myth of the “teenage temptress”.

After a Republican challenger leveled a not-so-subtle attack on his masculinity because of an alleged pedicure habit, Cory Booker put him in his place today, calling the remarks “callous, bigoted disrespect to gays and lesbians” and reaffirming his stance that his sexual orientation is no one’s business. nb: Here’s a reminder on when we deserve to know about someone’s sexuality.

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Lori Adelman is Executive Director of Partnerships at Feministing, where she enjoys creating and curating content on gender, race, class, technology, and the media. Lori is also an advocacy and communications professional specializing in sexual and reproductive rights and health, and currently works in the Global Division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Brooklyn.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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