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Tennessee bill would expose identities of abortion providers and possibly patients

TweetRemember how anti-choice domestic terrorist group Operation Rescue created an online database of abortion providers across the country, leaving a terrifying opening for anti-choice harassment and violence? Well, it looks like legislators in Tennessee are trying to make the process easier for antis by making it a legal requirement: The latest salvo in the abortion [...]
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Pondering recent chats about access to birth control….

TweetShall we? Yesterday I traveled to Jefferson City, Missouri to lobby some state legislators who recently voted on a resolution to deny women access to birth control without co-payments . I was appalled by this vote…not just because I know how important access to birth control is for my fellow Missourians, but also because these legislators [...]
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BREAKING: Key VA Senate committee passes Personhood bill

TweetVirginia’s Personhood bill now moves to the full Virginia Senate. ABC7 in Richmond reports: A bill that would define life as starting at conception has been approved in a key Senate committee. Eight Republicans voted for the measure, and the committee’s seven Democrats opposed it after an hour-long hearing on the bill that is similar [...]
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Washington state senate passes gay marriage legislation

Tweet We can welcome one more state into the foray of states that believe in basic rights for all their citizens despite sexual preference. Washington’s state senate has passed same-sex marriage legislation. via Seattle Times, Lawmakers approved the bill 28 to 21. The measure now heads for the House where it’s expected to easily pass [...]
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Massachusetts passes law protecting trans residents

TweetToday in Boston, a ceremony marked a newly passed MA state law which prohibits discrimination against transgender residents in employment, housing, insurance and credit. Governor Deval Patrick told a crowded Statehouse ceremony on Thursday that he was happy to approve the bill as a “matter of conscience” in order to protect the rights and dignity of [...]
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