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At a solidarity event in Manhattan, Pussy Riot supporters drew connections between threats to free expression in Russia and in the United States.

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Transgender People

The healthcare law ushers in a new reality for transgender people, long subjected to outrageous discrimination and disrespect by medical providers.

Sgt. Luis Walker was sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Now will Congress investigate?

Lackland Air Force Base

Twelve of the base's instructors have been accused of sexual assault, with thirty-one female trainees identified as victims.

Obamacare(s) for Women

The Affordable Care Act extends coverage to almost 14 million women. Ladies, give the president a hand.

Even though there's plenty to be proud of after this year's Pride weekend, there's still a long way to go for the LGBTQ movement.

Obama bends over backwards to accommodate faith groups. It’s time for Democrats to champion separation of church and state instead.

The fact that United Nations has long ceased to play the protective role assigned to it throws its ability to truly advocate for LGBT rights into question. 

When it comes to the distant past, there’s a lot we don’t know about what occurred sexually.

Why is the Vatican cracking down on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious? 

Blogs

Photo voter ID laws will have a disproportionate impact on women voters, who are more likely to have name and address changes.

April 12, 2012

A visit to the Republican Women's Club of New York to see Callista Gingrich suggests the GOP won’t fix its gender gap problem.

April 11, 2012

The "Lone Wolf" defense is no excuse in Wisconsin’s Planned Parenthood bombing.

April 5, 2012

We must recognize how much we’ve accomplished while keeping our sights on everything that still needs to be addressed. 

March 26, 2012

If you had any doubt that Republicans have an even bigger anti-woman agenda than their love of compulsory vaginal probes might suggest, consider Wisconsin’s Senate Bill 507.

March 26, 2012

A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

Electing more African-Americans and women to office will eventually mean more conservatives from both groups.

March 22, 2012

We pay more for the same products and services while making less money.

March 21, 2012

Has President Obama stood strong enough on women's issues?

March 19, 2012

As in the rest of the recovery, women are losing ground while men gain some back.

March 19, 2012