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Parents Sue Illinois School District to Obstruct Bathroom Access for Transgender Students

The lawsuit is in response to the Department of Education's landmark November 2015 decision that Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 violated anti-discrimination laws when it refused to let a transgender student use the girls' locker room. The post Parents Sue Illinois School District to Obstruct Bathroom Access for Transgender Students appeared first on Rewire.

Religious Accommodations Try to Turn Back the Clock

Although the U.S. Supreme Court called an attempt to discriminate based on a religious belief “patently frivolous” in one 1968 case, the proliferation of such laws today jeopardizes anti-discrimination efforts on multiple fronts nationwide. The post Religious Accommodations Try to Turn Back the Clock appeared first on Rewire.

GOP Will Continue Fetal Tissue Research Attacks Using ‘All Means Necessary’

StemExpress officials said in a statement said Blackburn’s letter misrepresents the company’s “continuous efforts” to respond to the panel’s requests since December 2015. Their efforts include relinquishing more than 2,000 pages of documents...Show More Summary

Normalizing Anti-Abortion Violence at the Heart of Angel Dillard Defense

On trial for threatening Dr. Mila Means, Angel Dillard insisted she was another victim in the Obama administration's war on religious liberties and political debate. The post Normalizing Anti-Abortion Violence at the Heart of Angel Dillard Defense appeared first on Rewire.

Angel Dillard Details Connections to Radical Anti-Choice Groups

Angel Dillard shared during the second day of her trial that she had protested outside an abortion clinic in the 1990s and had provided music for a conference organized by Operation Rescue. The post Angel Dillard Details Connections to Radical Anti-Choice Groups appeared first on Rewire.

Bathroom Discrimination Law Could Cost North Carolina $861 Million in Federal Funds

Vanita Gupta, principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department, wrote in the department's letter that the law violates Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. The post Bathroom Discrimination Law Could Cost North Carolina $861 Million in Federal Funds appeared first on Rewire.

After Relying on Private Donors, Colorado Lawmakers Fund Teen Contraception Program

“Ensuring women have access to the most effective methods of birth control enables them to create the best future for themselves and support a healthy start for their children,” said Erin Miller, vice president of health initiativesShow More Summary

House Republicans Move to Reverse Federal LGBTQ Protections

D’Arcy Kemnitz, executive director of the National LGBT Bar Association, said it’s “frankly shocking” lawmakers would consider these types of provisions after the backlash that North Carolina legislators are facing from businesses after passing HB 2. The post House Republicans Move to Reverse Federal LGBTQ Protections appeared first on Rewire.

Cruz, Kasich Drop Out, Leaving Trump and His ‘Perfect Track Record of Misogyny’

Cruz embraced noted extremists to boost his conservative credentials, including anti-choice activist Troy Newman, who has argued that abortion providers should be executed. Kasich, meanwhile, pushed through 17 anti-choice measures. The post Cruz, Kasich Drop Out, Leaving Trump and His ‘Perfect Track Record of Misogyny’ appeared first on Rewire.

Planned Parenthood: Medication Abortion Surge Comes to Texas After FDA Label Change

"From our perspective, it’s restoring options for women. It’s putting decisions back in the hands of women instead of politicians at the Capitol," said Sarah Wheat, chief external affairs officer at Planned Parenthood. The post Planned Parenthood: Medication Abortion Surge Comes to Texas After FDA Label Change appeared first on Rewire.

Bitch Magazine Co-Founder Probes ‘the Buying and Selling’ of Feminism in New Book

In We Were Feminists Once, Andi Zeisler argues that a 2014 Beyoncé performance signaled feminism's "arrival" as a mainstream movement. But, the gender equality promised by feminist imagery in pop culture and the market? has not trickled down. The post Bitch Magazine Co-Founder Probes ‘the Buying and Selling’ of Feminism in New Book appeared first on Rewire.

Department of Justice Lawyer Argues Angel Dillard’s Letter Posed ‘True Threat’ in First Day of Trial

Dr. Means testified to the selected eight-person jury that Dillard said in the letter, “It’s not too late to change your mind,” and that a collective, of which Dillard was a member, would do anything they could to stop Means from offering...Show More Summary

Colorado Woman Sentenced to 100 Years for Attack on Pregnant Woman

“Dynel Lane will spend the rest of her life in prison and rightfully so,” Rep. Mike Foote (D-LaFayette) said in an email to Rewire. The post Colorado Woman Sentenced to 100 Years for Attack on Pregnant Woman appeared first on Rewire...

Wage Theft Could Cost $32 Million Weekly for Pennsylvania’s Low-Wage Workers

Advocates say that government oversight is weak, and laws only provide a slap on the wrist when they are enforced. Pennsylvania—much like the federal government—lacks enough regulators. The post Wage Theft Could Cost $32 Million Weekly for Pennsylvania’s Low-Wage Workers appeared first on Rewire.

Timeline: Wichita, Focal Point for the Anti-Choice Movement

Angel Dillard is set to stand trial in federal district court in Wichita, Kansas, for alleged violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. But as this timeline shows, anti-abortion violence in the city long predates Dillard. The post Timeline: Wichita, Focal Point for the Anti-Choice Movement appeared first on Rewire.

Dillard, Daleiden, and Dear: A Summer of Abortion Violence Trials Starts Now

The Department of Justice trial against radical anti-abortion activist Angel Dillard begins Tuesday. But anti-choice violence will be before the courts all summer long. The post Dillard, Daleiden, and Dear: A Summer of Abortion Violence Trials Starts Now appeared first on Rewire.

Becoming a Mother Made Me Even More Pro-Choice

Conservatives and conventional wisdom have told us that it’s only rash teenagers getting abortions. But it’s not irresponsibility that makes women and girls seek abortion care. It’s their awareness of just how massive a commitment parenting is. The post Becoming a Mother Made Me Even More Pro-Choice appeared first on Rewire.

The #MoreThanMean Video Highlights the Abuse Women in Sports Media Have Faced for Decades

Much of the discussion has been around how shocked the men in the video seem to be at the violently misogynistic tweets, and how shocked its male viewers have been. The post The #MoreThanMean Video Highlights the Abuse Women in Sports Media Have Faced for Decades appeared first on Rewire.

Native Advocates Reaffirm Demand for Investigation Into Police Killing of Navajo Woman

Andrew Curley, a member of the Red Nation collective, which spearheaded the protests, told Rewire in a phone interview that Loreal Tsingine’s family is still in the dark as to whether, or how, the officer who shot her will be held accountable. The post Native Advocates Reaffirm Demand for Investigation Into Police Killing of Navajo Woman appeared first on Rewire.

Gavel Drop: When Reporting Rape Gets Students Suspended

Title IX has made some good progress in addressing campus sexual assault, but its protections don't reach everywhere. The post Gavel Drop: When Reporting Rape Gets Students Suspended appeared first on Rewire.

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