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Ohio Passes Laws Ending or Restricting Early and Absentee Voting

Ohio Passes Laws Ending or Restricting Early and Absentee Voting

With Ohio remaining a key presidential swing state, the voting restrictions could have national impacts if they remain in place.
Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Limit Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Limit Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a bill last week that would give states the power to decide whether to give married lesbian and gay couples the same federal benefits that heterosexual married couples receive.
Justice Department Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in All Programs

Justice Department Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in All Programs

"As all-important as the fight against racial discrimination was then, and remains today, know this: My commitment to confronting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity runs just as deep.”
Military Sexual Assault Bill Expected To Come To Vote This Week

Military Sexual Assault Bill Expected To Come To Vote This Week

"The men and women of our military deserve better," Gillibrand told The Washington Post.
Senate Cuts Food Stamps For 850,000 Households

Senate Cuts Food Stamps For 850,000 Households

850,000 households across the country - encompassing 1.7 million people - are now set to lose around $90 a month in food stamp benefits because of the US Senate vote last night on the 2014 Farm Bill.
Sandra Fluke "Strongly Considering" Bid for House Seat

Sandra Fluke “Strongly Considering” Bid for House Seat

Sandra Fluke, the well-known women's rights activist and attorney, is "strongly considering" running for Rep. Henry Waxman’s congressional seat, she told a California radio station yesterday.
New York State Assembly Passes Omnibus Women's Equality Act

New York State Assembly Passes Omnibus Women’s Equality Act

"All of these issues are related. A woman's reproductive rights are just as related to how she can care for her family as discrimination in the workplace. Connecting the dots on women's equality is important. "
House and Senate Democrats File Amicus Briefs in Support of Affordable Care Act Contraception Benefit

House and Senate Democrats File Amicus Briefs in Support of Affordable Care Act Contraception Benefit

91 House Democrats, 19 Senate Democrats, and the National Women's Law Center filed separate amicus briefs Tuesday in support of the contraceptive coverage benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
Democrat Wins Virginia Senate Seat After Close Recount

Democrat Wins Virginia Senate Seat After Close Recount

Virginia Del. Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. (D-Accomack) won a closely-watched state Senate race Monday, delivering a boost to recently inaugurated Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Pro-Choice Democratic Woman Wins Virginia Senate Seat

Pro-Choice Democratic Woman Wins Virginia Senate Seat

I’m pro-choice, and will fight to repeal the mandatory ultrasound law and the TRAP regulations that target women’s health clinics."