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Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President's Desk

Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President’s Desk

The Senate on Thursday voted to renew the Debbie Smith Act, aimed at cutting the backlog of untested rape kits. The bill, already passed in the House, now heads to President Obama to become law.
GALLERY: Inside the White House Launch of the "It's On Us" Campaign

GALLERY: Inside the White House Launch of the “It’s On Us” Campaign

Today, the White House announced the official launch of "It's On Us," a media initiative aimed at ending campus sexual assault. Here's a glimpse into what happened!
New White House Campaign Seeks to Engage Men and Empower Campus Activists in Fight to End Sexual Assault

New White House Campaign Seeks to Engage Men and Empower Campus Activists in Fight to End Sexual Assault

President Barack Obama today announced It's On Us, a multi-platform media campaign and action plan targeted at ending campus sexual assault.
The Economic Recovery Isn't Reaching Black Women in the Workforce

The Economic Recovery Isn’t Reaching Black Women in the Workforce

The economic recovery isn't making a difference for African American women this year.
White House Names Megan Smith as Chief Technology Officer

White House Names Megan Smith as Chief Technology Officer

President Barack Obama last week named Megan Smith, former Google Vice President and out lesbian, to the highest ranking tech job in the White House.
Terry O'Neill Was One of Hundreds Arrested Calling for Immigration Reform at White House Rally

Terry O’Neill Was One of Hundreds Arrested Calling for Immigration Reform at White House Rally

O'Neill was arrested during El Dia Decisivo, a civil disobedience action led by Casa de Maryland and the newly formed Casa de Virginia. She spoke to the Feminist Newswire just hours after being released from custody.
White House Releases New Rules Governing Birth Control Mandate

White House Releases New Rules Governing Birth Control Mandate

Tthe White House released new health insurance rules Friday for nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses to comply with the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby earlier this summer.
United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.
Department of Justice Sues Pennsylvania State Police For Sex Discrimination

Department of Justice Sues Pennsylvania State Police For Sex Discrimination

The US Department of Justice has filed suit against the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Police because of a discriminatory physical fitness test.
President Obama Signs Executive Order Promoting Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

President Obama Signs Executive Order Promoting Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

President Obama signed an executive order last week aimed at promoting fair pay and safe workplaces for workers employed by federal contractors.
Extensive Female Genital Mutilation Study To Be Conducted in the US

Extensive Female Genital Mutilation Study To Be Conducted in the US

The Obama administration plans to conduct a large study on female genital mutilation to try to assess how many girls and women in the US are at risk or have experienced the practice.
Executive Order Banning LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace Makes No Religious Exemptions

Executive Order Banning LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace Makes No Religious Exemptions

The President yesterday signed a long-awaited executive order barring workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.

New Clarification Requires Corporations Refusing Contraceptive Coverage To Inform Their Employees

The White House clarified on Thursday that closely held for-profit corporations refusing to provide contraceptive coverage will be required to inform their employees.
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.
President Obama Highlights Women’s Economic Agenda at White House Summit

President Obama Highlights Women’s Economic Agenda at White House Summit

Declaring that “when women succeed, America succeeds,” the President highlighted several items on the Women’s Economic Agenda – an agenda promoted by major women’s leadership organizations.
White House Holds Summit on Working Families Today

White House Holds Summit on Working Families Today

Ahead of the Summit, the White House released two reports on working families.
US Labor Secretary Speaks Out In Support of Paid Family Leave

US Labor Secretary Speaks Out In Support of Paid Family Leave

The US Labor Secretary was allowed to skip a Cabinet meeting recently for a more important appointment: his daughter's graduation.
Obama to Issue Executive Order Banning Discrimination Against LGBT Employees

Obama to Issue Executive Order Banning Discrimination Against LGBT Employees

The Obama administration announced yesterday that the President will issue an executive order prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
US Support of Afghanistan Will Continue Even As Troops Drawdown

US Support of Afghanistan Will Continue Even As Troops Drawdown

The remaining troops will help train and advise Afghan security forces, as well as assist in counter-terrorism operations.
Obama Makes His Mark on Federal Appeals Courts

Obama Makes His Mark on Federal Appeals Courts

The make-up of the thirteen US federal appeals courts experienced a marked change under the Obama Administration.