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April 10, 1882: New York Supreme Court Rules That Wives May Sue Abusive Husbands

April 10, 1882: New York Supreme Court Rules That Wives May Sue Abusive Husbands

An abused wife has a right to sue her husband, according to an opinion issued today by Justice John R. Brady of the New York State Supreme Court, writing for the majority.
New York Legislators Introduce Bill Banning Employer Discrimination Against Women For Reproductive Health Decisions

New York Legislators Introduce Bill Banning Employer Discrimination Against Women For Reproductive Health Decisions

Denying millions of women access to affordable birth control is denying them fair and equal access to basic preventive health care. This legislation is a step in the right direction: It will guarantee New York women, not their employers, the freedom and fundamental right to make their own personal healthcare decisions about what is best...
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. "
Federal Appeals Court Reinstates CPC Regulation in New York City

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates CPC Regulation in New York City

A three-judge panel from the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated part of a 2011 law Friday that requires Crisis Pregnancy Centers, known as CPCs or fake clinics, to disclose whether or not a licensed medical professional works on-site at the facility
NYC Council Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

NYC Council Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Employers will now be required to provide reasonable accommodations for a worker's needs related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
"Rape Is Rape" Bill Fails in NY Senate, Bronx Teacher Vows to Continue Her Fight for Justice

“Rape Is Rape” Bill Fails in NY Senate, Bronx Teacher Vows to Continue Her Fight for Justice

[Trigger Warning: This post contains references to sexually violent acts and threatening behavior.] Lydia Cuomo, a 27-year-old Bronx teacher, was brutally raped at gunpoint by drunken off-duty cop Michael Pena. That was in August 2011, but over the past year Cuomo has traveled to Albany, NY numerous times to tell her horrific story in hopes of finally finding...