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Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

gay rights rally

The Court’s ruling in Windsor v. United States strikes a powerful blow against the right-wing notion that Judeo-Christian morality justifies discrimination.

Supreme Court

The unanimous decision is a victory for patients, women, scientists, doctors, researchers and human kind.

A bride in Jordan

Early marriage and domestic violence in the camps are a fact of life for girls fleeing the civil war.

Women in a voting booth

I don’t have simplistic fantasies about being rescued from oppression by figureheads alone. But I also know that women and people of color are a threat to the status quo.

That’s right, the evangelist's crusade against depravity took him straight to New York City porn parlors. It looks like he studied their products closely.

Pro-life protest in front of the White House

Anti-choicers think what they believe determines how abortion restrictions are enforced. They're dangerously wrong.

Sen. Patty Murray

With a two-seat gain while chair of the DSCC and a successful effort to get a budget through the Senate under her belt, Patty Murray has become a major force in the Senate.

EMILY's List Madam President video

Feminism is not any single person or outcome, it’s a practice, and a far more active one than Valenti gives credit for.

Welcome home sign for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight

Whatever their intent, laws equating pregnancy termination with murder are used against pregnant women, not for them.

Blogs

From childbirth to maternity leave to childcare, American women far outspend their peers in the developed world.

July 1, 2013

After Wendy Davis’s successful filibuster of SB5, the Texas legislature returns for a second attempt to restrict abortion and reproductive rights.

July 1, 2013

Why Texas Democrats should take this one seriously.

June 30, 2013

The first step is to not talk to brick walls.

June 28, 2013

With victory in the fight for marriage equality in sight, what should LGBT activists focus on now?

June 27, 2013

Hundreds celebrated the overturning of DOMA and the dismissal of Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013

Her eleven-hour filibuster blocked the passage of a draconian abortion ban—and awakened a pro-choice sleeping giant.

June 26, 2013

SB5 would have forced thirty-seven of the forty-two abortion clinics in Texas to shut down.

June 26, 2013

Fighting back against the GOP's all-out assault on reproductive rights.

June 25, 2013

Call on the Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia to help get Wajeha Al-Huwaider out of prison now.

June 24, 2013