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In America, it is a civil institution, not a religious one.

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"No Gods, No Masters," the rallying cry of the Industrial Workers of the
World, was her personal and political manifesto.

"I've been described as a tough noisy woman--a prizefighter--a
man-hater...a Jewish mother with more complaints than Portnoy.

The Supreme Court's sweeping June 26 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas
came almost seventeen years to the day after one of the darkest moments
in the history of the gay movement.

Hawaii recently became the fifth state to make emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, available directly from pharmacists. This is far from a small regulatory change.

Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
and 1997.

During the early years of the civil rights revolution, Theodore Bilbo,
the ferocious segregationist senator from Mississippi, published a book
titled Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongreli

Though polls consistently show a majority of Americans supporting freedom of choice, abortion rights are facing their greatest attack since the Supreme Court decision Roe V.

So it looks like Rick Santorum won't go the way of Trent Lott.

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If the Supreme Court rules that corporations have the right to free exercise of religion in the Hobby Lobby case, what happens to civil rights law? 

March 25, 2014

The notorious Westboro Baptist Church pastor has died. Why were we so enthralled by him in the first place?

March 20, 2014

The strategic shift from calling women murderers to labeling them victims of abortion will never work, because we understand that in either case our health and rights are beside the point.

March 18, 2014

If the world demands that you work twice as hard to get half the reward, why would you handicap yourself?

March 18, 2014

A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 2014

A campaign to criminalize sex workers has put the City of Phoenix under the scrutiny of UN human rights authorities.

March 17, 2014

Over 100 years after the first International Women’s Day celebrations, women continue to trail behind men by every economic measure.

March 7, 2014

A triggering event can be so individual, so specific, that there is no anticipating it.

March 6, 2014

Rep. Lawrence Lockman made a career of making vile comments about AIDS, LGBTQ people, women, abortion and rape.

February 28, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014