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Pope Begs Forgiveness of Sexual Abuse Survivors, But Survivors Want Action

Pope Begs Forgiveness of Sexual Abuse Survivors, But Survivors Want Action

"These meetings are public relations coups for the Vatican and distracting placebos for others. They provide temporary but false hope."
Supreme Court Decision On Wheaton College Further Threatens Contraceptive Access

Supreme Court Decision On Wheaton College Further Threatens Contraceptive Access

A majority of the US Supreme Court granted a temporary emergency injunction to Wheaton College, ruling that the school does not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage benefit.
Delaware Law Would Protect Pregnant Employees From Discrimination

Delaware Law Would Protect Pregnant Employees From Discrimination

The Delaware House of Representatives last week followed the Delaware Senate in passing a bill to protect pregnant workers from discrimination. It now goes to Governor Jack Markell.
North Carolina College Students Join Challenge to Voter ID Laws

North Carolina College Students Join Challenge to Voter ID Laws

North Carolina college students are joining the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the US Department of Justice in a challenge to restrictive state voting laws that they argue violate the 26th Amendment.
Supreme Court Will Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Supreme Court Will Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The US Supreme Court will decide next term whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) requires an employer to provide workplace accommodations to pregnant employees if that employer also provides comparable accommodations to non-pregnant employees who become temporarily unable to perform their jobs without the accommodation.
Supreme Court Upholds California's 'Gay Conversion Therapy' Ban

Supreme Court Upholds California’s ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ban

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that "gay conversion therapy," which aims to change the sexual orientation of children under the age of 18, is within a state's right to regulate and can therefore be banned.
Restrictive Abortion Laws Take Effect in Mississippi and Florida

Restrictive Abortion Laws Take Effect in Mississippi and Florida

Mississippi law now bans abortion 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, and a new Florida law went into effect banning abortion at any point in the pregnancy once a fetus is deemed viable unless two doctors certify in writing that it is necessary to protect the health and life of the woman.
Supreme Court Ruling May Reduce Power of Unions

Supreme Court Ruling May Reduce Power of Unions

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain public sector employees who benefit from a labor union's representation will no longer have to pay union fees.
President Obama Pledges to Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Federal Employees

President Obama Pledges to Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Federal Employees

At the White House annual LGBT Pride Month reception Monday night, President Obama reiterated his commitment to sign an executive order protecting transgender federal employees from discrimination.
Supreme Court Decision in Hobby Lobby Case Values Corporations Over Women

Supreme Court Decision in Hobby Lobby Case Values Corporations Over Women

Even as the Court decided that closely-held corporations could have religious rights protected by the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the conservative majority minimized not only the importance of women's health but also the goal of women's equality.