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Report: Racial Wealth Inequality Gap Widened After Great Recession

While American families have rebuilt their household wealth during the economic recovery in the wake of the Great Recession, not all households have benefited equally from the economic recovery. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Racial Wealth Inequality Gap Widened After Great Recession appeared first on RH Reality Check.

New Jersey Supreme Court: Methadone Treatment While Pregnant Not Child Abuse

The unanimous decision overturns a lower court finding that a mother may be charged with civil child abuse and neglect because her newborn exhibited transitory and treatable side effects of methadone treatment that the woman received...Show More Summary

Justice Department: Transgender Rights Are Protected Under Federal Law

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, representing a reversalShow More Summary

North Carolina Ultrasound Law Blocked, Deemed Unconstitutional

The unanimous opinion held that the 2011 law infringes on providers' free speech rights. Image: Shutterstock The post North Carolina Ultrasound Law Blocked, Deemed Unconstitutional appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Lawsuit: Ferguson Area School Board Elections Violate Voting Rights Act

A federal lawsuit claims the Ferguson-Florissant School Board election process blocks Black voters out of the political process. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Ferguson Area School Board Elections Violate Voting Rights Act appeared first on RH Reality Check.

I Have Same-Sex Parents, and Everything Is Fine

By sharing my story, I hope I can make other families in similar situations feel represented. Image: Shutterstock The post I Have Same-Sex Parents, and Everything Is Fine appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Legal Wrap: Unexpected Good News From the Roberts Court

The Supreme Court gave equality advocates two rare victories in abortion and immigration battles in Arizona. Image: Shutterstock The post Legal Wrap: Unexpected Good News From the Roberts Court appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Bob Jones University’s Reported Attitude Toward Assault Reflects Fundamentalist Theology

Ingrained in Bob Jones University's very DNA is a belief in shame as an essentially positive thing, which manifests in its reportedly condemnatory attitude toward survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Image: Shutterstock The post Bob Jones University’s Reported Attitude Toward Assault Reflects Fundamentalist Theology appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Still We Lead: Clarifying the Resolve of Black Women

Only when our society acknowledges what Black women are doing and have been doing to advance equality for all will people truly understand why Black lives matter. Image: Shutterstock The post Still We Lead: Clarifying the Resolve of Black Women appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Poll: Opinions of Obamacare Aren’t Set in Stone

Americans have mixed perceptions about the Affordable Care Act, responding in significantly different ways to various questions about the federal health-care law, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Image: Shutterstock The post Poll: Opinions of Obamacare Aren’t Set in Stone appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Way We Talk About Midwifery Care Matters

Even as it championed midwives in a recent op-ed, the New York Times editorial board unwittingly slipped into language that suggests midwifery care is a second-tier option—language that reflects broader public attitudes throughout the United States. Image: Shutterstock The post The Way We Talk About Midwifery Care Matters appeared first on RH Reality Check.

A Textbook Case: The Continuing Battle for Control Over What Students Read

While physically taking X-Acto knives to textbooks is extreme and rare, the struggle to mandate what these texts do and do not teach children is not rare in the slightest—and it can manifest in ways that are far more insidious than ripping...Show More Summary

It’s Been a Terrible Year for Reproductive Rights

2014 will go down as the year anti-choicers' goal of ending legal abortion came within their grasp. It's also the year they opened up a new front in the "war on women" by starting preliminary legal attacks on contraception access. Image: Shutterstock The post It’s Been a Terrible Year for Reproductive Rights appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Louisville Joins Recent Wave of Minimum Wage Increases

The Metro Council of Louisville voted Thursday to raise the city’s minimum wage, increasing it above the federally mandated $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour by 2017. Image: Shutterstock The post Louisville Joins Recent Wave of Minimum Wage Increases appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Rape Kit Testing Law Passes, Heads to Ohio Governor’s Desk

The Ohio house passed a bill Wednesday meant to completely clear a backlog of untested rape kits in law enforcement offices across the state. After the unanimous passage of SB 316, the bill now heads to Gov. John Kasich’s desk for a signature. Image: Shutterstock The post Rape Kit Testing Law Passes, Heads to Ohio Governor’s Desk appeared first on RH Reality Check.

12 Ways Young People Organized for Human Rights in 2014

Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can't wait to see what they pull off in 2015. Image: Unity via Shutterstock The post 12 Ways Young People Organized for Human Rights in 2014 appeared first on RH Reality Check.

My Latest Reproductive Health Procedure Makes Anti-Choicers Seem Even More Hypocritical

If anti-choicers truly cared about women to the degree they claim, surely they would treat abortion procedures just like any other reproductive health need—and leave decisions about safety and comfort up to women and their doctors. Image:...Show More Summary

D.C. Council Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Choices

Some advocates say the bill could be interpreted to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision in D.C., but the bill's sponsors say it merely protects employees from being unjustly fired. Image: Shutterstock The post D.C. Council Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Choices appeared first on RH Reality Check.

How ALEC Plans to Undo Minimum Wage Increases in 2015

The American Legislative Exchange Council laid out its blueprint for 2015 at its annual meeting in early December, making public a plan that includes attacks on labor unions, paid sick leave, and minimum wage increases that have proven...Show More Summary

Four Reasons To Be Hopeful for 2015

RH Reality Check recently asked its colleagues working to advance justice movements throughout the country to share what affected them most in 2014 and their greatest wish for 2015. Image: Shutterstock The post Four Reasons To Be Hopeful for 2015 appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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