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NY State Assembly passes marriage equality bill

TweetAs Maya reported earlier, it looked on Monday as though New York State would vote on marriage equality some time this week – and lo and behold, last night the state Assembly voted in favour of marriage equality! The bill passed 80 votes to 63, and now it moves to the Senate, where we need [...]
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Louisiana moves to outlaw abortion entirely

TweetYeah, you read that right. Last Tuesday, the Louisiana Health and Welfare Committee passed, with a 10-2 vote, a bill that would make abortion provision illegal, with exceptions to save the life of the woman, but no exception if the woman was pregnant as the result of rape or incest. HB 645 (formerly known as [...]
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Connie Schultz on the Ohio “Heartbeat” bill

TweetLast night on The Rachel Maddow Show, Cleveland Plain-Dealer columnist Connie Schultz talked about the Ohio “Heartbeat” bill, which would ban abortion as early as 18 days after conception – as soon as the fetus has a heartbeat, and long before most women would realize they were pregnant at all. Schultz, who was present at [...]
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Ohio “Heartbeat” bill could ban abortion just 18 days after conception

TweetOhio lawmakers will soon introduce a new abortion bill that would make abortion illegal as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, a move that some commentators say would mean a complete ban on abortion. The “Heartbeat” bill will apparently be introduced later this month, right before Valentine’s Day (Get it? Hearts! Why let an [...]
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Dream Act deferred

TweetAs most of you probably know by now, The Senate blocked The Dream Act, a bill that would have created a path to citizenship for  young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, completed two years of college or military service. This doesn’t mean the legislation is dead forever, but it is [...]
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