Tag Archives: Law

Comic of the day: ACLU publishes “Stealth Attack” illustrating sneaky new abortion laws

Tweet It’s no secret that anti-choice radicals have been using disingenuous laws and misleading language to force a decline in abortion access across the country. To expose this trend, the ACLU enlisted the talented Jen Sorensen to create a comic highlighting these coordinated, decetiful national attacks on abortion rights. Check out the full comic after the jump, and if [...]
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Seeking transformative justice in the aftermath of the New Delhi rape case

Tweetby Ruth Messinger and Javid Syed On September 13th, ten months after the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old Indian woman in New Delhi, the four men accused of the crime were found guilty and sentenced to death. Importantly, this case has garnered international attention and sparked meaningful dialogue among human rights activists, lawmakers and [...]
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Breaking: NJ judge rules that same-sex couples can soon marry

TweetThe Huffington Post reports: Judge Mary Jacobson of the Mercer County Superior Court ruled Friday that gay couples can marry in the Garden State starting October 21. “This unequal treatment requires that New Jersey extend civil marriage to same-sex couples to satisfy equal protection guarantees of the New Jersy Constitution as interpreted by the New [...]
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Women: stop getting yourselves sexually harassed!

Tweet When I saw the following headline, I thought I had accidentally stumbled onto The Onion website: Formal complaints over sexism should be last resort for women:  The negative impact of formal reporting outweighs any benefits, writes a lawyer. Instead, define your boundaries early on. But no, I was on The Guardian’s website, in a [...]
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New law requires California public schools to respect students’ gender identity

TweetCalifornia has already been proactive in fighting discrimination against trans folks – you may remember us talking about their ban on trans discrimination in healthcare. They also banned gender discrimination in schools. Lawmakers in the state have now taken steps to make sure that trans folks are not only safe from discrimination but given the [...]
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