On Saturday, representatives from 198 countries approved a plan to prevent increased global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions globally.
FMF Joins the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
In the United States, women’s groups join in the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
In a blow to President Obama’s immigration reform efforts, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction barring the Administration from moving forward with a series of executive orders that would protect nearly 5 million people from deportation.
The White House Launches College Scorecard System
The Obama Administration unveiled a new College Scorecard this weekend that ranks colleges and universities across the country, aiming to empower students in their college search.
Obama Issues Executive Order for Paid Sick Leave
This Labor Day, the Obama Administration utilized the three-day weekend to take a step toward making the country a little more family-friendly.
White House Hires First Openly Transgender Official
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has made history this morning when President Obama appointed her to serve as an official in the White House.
Confirmation of Obama Judges Hits High Mark, Most Diverse in History
After six years of his presidency, more of President Obama’s judicial appointments have been confirmed by the Senate than for either Presidents Clinton or George W. Bush in their first six years.
President Obama Calls Only On Women During 2014’s Last Press Conference
In case you missed it, President Obama on Friday held his last press conference of 2014 – and when it was time for questions, he only called on women.
Senators and President Obama Mark Equal Pay Day With Actions To Close Wage Gap
“The time has passed for us to recognize that what determines success should not be our gender, but rather our talent, our drive, and the strength of our contributions.”
White House Launches Task Force to Prevent Campus Sexual Assault
President Barack Obama announced today the creation of a task force to combat campus sexual assault and released a report that declares “no one in America is more at risk of being raped or assaulted than college women.”
President Obama Discusses Income Inequality, Calls for Change
“I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: Making sure our economy works for every working American.”
Representatives Push President to Protect Detainees from Sexual Abuse
A bipartisan group of 12 members of Congress are urging US President Barack Obama to issue stronger protections to prevent the sexual abuse of immigrant detainees in a newly-released letter.
Obama Criticizes Russia’s Anti-LGBT Position
On Tuesday, President Obama vocalized concern over Russia’s anti-LGBT government policies on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Plan B One-Step To Be Sold Over-The-Counter Without Age Restrictions
The Obama administration Monday officially ended its opposition to over-the-counter sales of “Plan B One-Step,” also known as the morning-after pill.
50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act
Fifty years ago today, in 1963, President John F. Kennedy, Jr. signed into law the Equal Pay Act, banning gender-based wage discrimination in the workplace. Yet on the anniversary of the historical legislation, women continue to face substantial pay inequity in the workforce.
Budget Talks Begin
Today President Obama and top Congressional Leaders began to discuss compromises needed to reach an agreement between the White House and Congress for next year’s budget. If an agreement between the two is not met by the end of the year, taxes on all Americans will increase. “We have to make sure that taxes don’t […]
Catholic Church Continues Fight Against Women’s and LGBT Rights
The Catholic church acknowledged Monday that they have no plans to revise their stance on birth control or same-sex marriage despite falling flat with voters this year. This comes alongside complaints filed last week with the Internal Revenue Service that allege that many bishops and religious organizations violated requirements that they be non-partisan during this […]
Supreme Court Health-Care Decision is Historical Advance for Women
The Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. magazine are elated that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act–the most important advance for women in nearly 40 years. Feminists are determined to protect the gains of the Affordable Care Act, which will protect the lives and health of millions of women and […]
by Audrey Bilger It’s official. After a week of speculation about whether the White House was going to take a strong stand on marriage equality, President Obama has gone on record in support of same-sex marriage rights. After explaining how his views have changed over the years, the President said the words that many of […]
VICTORY: Health & Human Services Decides in Favor of Women’s Health
This afternoon, US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama administration released their decision not to broaden the exemption for birth control without copay. In August, HHS ruled that a host of women’s preventive health care services – including all FDA approved contraceptive methods – will be covered under […]