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Federal Court Blocks Strict Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Court Blocks Strict Texas Voter ID Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court ruling blocking a restrictive Texas voter ID law as a violation of the Voting Rights Act.
Netflix Employees Now Have Access to One Year of Paid Maternity or Paternity Leave

Netflix Employees Now Have Access to One Year of Paid Maternity or Paternity Leave

This progressive policy also includes that parents can return to work then take additional time off as needed.
This Year's Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice is Centered Around Its Intersection with Economic Justice

This Year’s Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice is Centered Around Its Intersection with Economic Justice

This year’s theme of “Fighting for Economic and Reproductive Justice” lies at the intersection of economics and the Latina community.
Senate Democrats Protect Funding for Planned Parenthood

Senate Democrats Protect Funding for Planned Parenthood

Senate Bill 1881 would have slashed $528 million in federal funds from Planned Parenthood.
Anti-Abortion Extremist Will Stand Trial for Threatening a Provider

Anti-Abortion Extremist Will Stand Trial for Threatening a Provider

In a powerful decision for abortion providers being threatened by extremists, the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals found in a 2-1 ruling that a jury – not a judge – should determine whether or not a 2011 letter Angel Dillard sent to Dr. Mila Means constitutes a true threat.
Mexican Court Convicts Five Men to 697 Years in Prison for Femicide

Mexican Court Convicts Five Men to 697 Years in Prison for Femicide

The ruling is being called a "megajuicio," or mega-judgement, by the Mexican press.
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.
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.
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.
Businesses in the UK Will Now Be Required to Report Differences in Earnings By Gender

Businesses in the UK Will Now Be Required to Report Differences in Earnings By Gender

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron announced a measure last week aimed at making the gender pay gap much more visible.
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.