Tag Archives: Law

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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Who do we trust to name their own child?

TweetYesterday we  included a link in our Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet about a Tennessee judge who imposed her own religious views and changed the name of a baby against his parents’ wishes. But as rapper Meek Millz said, “it’s levels to this shit” and this is more than an issue of violating the separation between [...]
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Ireland passes its first abortion law

TweetTalk about baby steps (no pun intended). Not even a year ago,  Savita Halappanavar died after being refused a life-saving abortion in Ireland. Her story brought international attention to exactly how strict the staunchly Catholic nation’s abortion ban was. In 1992 the Supreme Court did rule that abortions were allowed in cases where the pregnancy was [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: A note of thanks to my fellow Texans

TweetEd note: This is a guest post by Jessica Luther. Jessica Luther is a freelance writer, reproductive justice activist, historian, and proud Texan. She is on Twitter at @scATX and her main site is jessicawluther.com. To my fellow Texans: Living as a progressive in Texas can be hard. Often you feel outnumbered, silenced, and underrepresented. [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: The Supreme Court strikes down harmful anti-prostitution pledge

TweetFor years, the United States has endorsed an explicitly discriminatory policy against sex workers. PEPFAR, our international HIV/AIDS aid policy, contains an anti-prostitution pledge requirement stating that no funds “may be used to provide assistance to any group or organization that does not have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.” In practice, this [...]
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