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Queer Troop Leaders Are Now Welcome By The Boy Scouts of America

Queer Troop Leaders Are Now Welcome By The Boy Scouts of America

This win for LGBT rights is limited, however, as troops organized through church groups can still decide if they will allow gay leaders.
Jen Welter Just Made NFL History

Jen Welter Just Made NFL History

Welter was hired as a coach for the Arizona Cardinals this week.
An Extreme Abortion Ban is Now Law in Wisconsin

An Extreme Abortion Ban is Now Law in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an extreme 20 week abortion ban into law last week.
"After Tiller" Was Nominated For An Emmy

“After Tiller” Was Nominated For An Emmy

The Point of View documentary follows the aftermath of the murder of Dr. George Tiller in 2009 in Wichita, Kansas.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Blocked Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Blocked Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood

A vote to eliminate all federal funding to the national organization fell short of the votes necessary for such an action.
Katherine Spillar Urges Cleveland to Dramatically Increase Hiring of Women Police to Mitigate Police Violence

Katherine Spillar Urges Cleveland to Dramatically Increase Hiring of Women Police to Mitigate Police Violence

In a well-received speech at the City Club of Cleveland today, Katherine Spillar, Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation urged Cleveland city officials to dramatically increase the hiring of women police officers as a way to decrease police brutality incidents.
Federal Court Strikes Down Nation's Strictest Abortion Ban

Federal Court Strikes Down Nation’s Strictest Abortion Ban

A federal court upheld this week that North Dakota’s strict abortion ban law is unconstitutional, blocking it permanently.
Kenyan Groups Empowering Women Are Also Changing Their Communities

Kenyan Groups Empowering Women Are Also Changing Their Communities

Thanks to three different women’s groups in Kenya, rural villages are prospering.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Rules LGBT Employees Are Protected from Job Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Rules LGBT Employees Are Protected from Job Discrimination

The EEOC declared that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects the LGBT community from workplace discrimination.
70 Organizations Are Urging the President to Fund Abortion Care Abroad

70 Organizations Are Urging the President to Fund Abortion Care Abroad

The Feminist Majority and over 70 other groups released a letter to President Obama yesterday that calls on him to reinterpret the Helms Amendment and meet with the people running women's health programs in Africa on an upcoming trip to the continent.
FMF Executive Director Will Speak on Gender in Policing and Defusing Police Violence

FMF Executive Director Will Speak on Gender in Policing and Defusing Police Violence

Katherine Spillar will speak at the City Club of Cleveland tomorrow about how gender equity in policing can reducing incidents of police violence and enhance the ability of police to improve relations with the communities they serve.
Questions Remain After Police Release Footage of Sandra Bland's Arrest

Questions Remain After Police Release Footage of Sandra Bland’s Arrest

Texas officials today released dash cam video footage showing Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia physically threatening Sandra Bland, a 28-year old African-American woman who died in police custody last week.
Wisconsin Workers Just Lost Their Days Off

Wisconsin Workers Just Lost Their Days Off

Scott Walker signed off on a new budget last week that ended the state’s law banning seven-day work weeks.
Viola Davis and Taraji Henson Make Emmy History

Viola Davis and Taraji Henson Make Emmy History

This past weekend, two African American women were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in the same year for the first time in Emmy history.
Feminists Fought Back Against Anti-Abortion Extremists in Alabama Last Week

Feminists Fought Back Against Anti-Abortion Extremists in Alabama Last Week

Last week, anti-abortion extremist group Operation Save America hosted its annual national event of increased harassment and protesting outside targeted and vulnerable clinics in Alabama.
This DC Council Member Wants Sexual Assault Convictions to Appear on College Transcripts

This DC Council Member Wants Sexual Assault Convictions to Appear on College Transcripts

DC At-Large Council member Anita Bonds proposed new legislation this week that would require colleges and universities to clearly mark the transcript of a college student convicted of sexual assault while on campus, putting it permanently on a student's college record.
Pentagon Starts Process to Lift Ban on Transgender Military Members

Pentagon Starts Process to Lift Ban on Transgender Military Members

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced this week that the Department of Defense will begin the process of lifting the ban on transgender military service members.
Chicago Public Schools Will Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls After Title IX Complaint

Chicago Public Schools Will Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls After Title IX Complaint

Chicago public schools and the Office for Civil rights reached an agreement late last week to provide equal athletic opportunity for boys and girls.
Senate Blocks Global Gag Rule

Senate Blocks Global Gag Rule

  A bipartisan majority in the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that repeals the anti-abortion “Global Gag Rule” and restores $600 million in funding for international family planning and reproductive health services. Republican Senator Mark Kirk (IL) and GOP Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined Senate Democrats in passing the amendment....
Women Are Saving Hundreds of Dollars on Contraception Following the ACA's Implementation

Women Are Saving Hundreds of Dollars on Contraception Following the ACA’s Implementation

Since the Affordable Care Act took effect, women have saved dramatically on birth control and emergency contraception.