Posts tagged "legislation"
Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

If signed into law, HB 2453 would allow the refusal of government services to same-sex couples, as well as private services such as access to stores and medical services, making LGBTQ people effectively second-class citizens.
Virginia Senate Passes Bill To Repeal Ultrasound Law

Virginia Senate Passes Bill To Repeal Ultrasound Law

"Women--and men--from across Virginia have been clear: they're done with politically motivated bills that attack women's health."
South Dakota Bill Would Ban Second Trimester Abortions

South Dakota Bill Would Ban Second Trimester Abortions

South Dakota is already one of the most restrictive states for women's health.
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.
Family Medical Leave Act Turns 21 Today

Family Medical Leave Act Turns 21 Today

Some 100 million U.S. workers have enjoyed time off because of the FMLA, and most employers have reported no negative impact on business profitability or productivity because of the law.
Minnesota Lawmakers Introduce Women's Economic Security Act

Minnesota Lawmakers Introduce Women’s Economic Security Act

Last week, Minnesota lawmakers introduced an expansive legislative package -- dubbed the “Women’s Economic Security Act of 2014" -- to address a wide range of issues affecting women working outside of the home, including mandated paid sick leave, increased minimum wage and expanded access to childcare.
Local Pregnancy Discrimination Laws Go Into Effect While PWFA Remains Stalled in Congress

Local Pregnancy Discrimination Laws Go Into Effect While PWFA Remains Stalled in Congress

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, currently stalled in both chambers of Congress, would require every employer in the nation to provide the same accommodations and protections to their employees.
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. "
FAMILY Act Introduced Today

FAMILY Act Introduced Today

If passed, the act will help millions of workers afford take time off to address their own serious health condition or to care for an immediate family member or new child.
Ohio "Heartbeat" Bill Reintroduced

Ohio “Heartbeat” Bill Reintroduced

Conservative lawmakers in Ohio reintroduced a bill to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.