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A Supreme Court Win for Same-Sex Couples, But Gorsuch Dissent Could Spell Trouble

A grim, litigious future may await same-sex couples. The post A Supreme Court Win for Same-Sex Couples, But Gorsuch Dissent Could Spell Trouble appeared first on Rewire.

CBO Confirms: When It Comes to ‘Better Care,’ GOP Senators Don’t Count Reproductive Care

“By gutting Medicaid, repealing significant insurance protections, defunding Planned Parenthood and expanding harmful abortion coverage restrictions, it would devastate women and families," said Debra Ness, president of the NationalShow More Summary

Supreme Court OKs Some Government Funding of Churches

The decision came in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer—a challenge to a provision of the Missouri Constitution that prohibits direct government funding of houses of worship. The post Supreme Court OKs Some Government Funding of Churches appeared first on Rewire.

Fate Of Trump’s Muslim Ban Now in Hands of Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Trump's travel ban in the fall. The post Fate Of Trump’s Muslim Ban Now in Hands of Supreme Court appeared first on Rewire.

Supreme Court Will Decide if Businesses Can Refuse to Serve LGTBQ People

The case involves a Colorado bakery cited by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for discrimination after the bakery refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The post Supreme Court Will Decide if Businesses Can Refuse to Serve LGTBQ People appeared first on Rewire.

Comics for Choice: ‘My Voice, My Choice’

In My Voice, My Choice, Brittany Mostiller and illustrator Lilly Taing tell the story of Mostiller's decision to have an abortion and how she is doing her part to ensure reproductive justice is a reality for others. The post Comics for Choice: ‘My Voice, My Choice’ appeared first on Rewire.

Longtime Anti-Choice Ally Mike DeWine Launches Ohio Gubernatorial Bid

DeWine once said he would have defended a total abortion ban passed by the GOP-dominated Ohio legislature. The post Longtime Anti-Choice Ally Mike DeWine Launches Ohio Gubernatorial Bid appeared first on Rewire.

This Pride Month, Don’t Overlook Bisexuals

The combination of invisibility and what others see as an illegitimate identity carries significant costs when it comes to resources, which compounds the damage. The post This Pride Month, Don’t Overlook Bisexuals appeared first on Rewire.

How a Little-Known Provision of an Existing Law Could Lead to Geo-Tracking of People With Disabilities

I have spent the past seven months gravely concerned for my future. With the imminent repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the subsequent massive cuts to Medicaid, my ability to receive the necessary supports to live and work in my community is at great risk. Show More Summary

The Logic—or Lack Thereof—Behind the Fifth Circuit’s Decision to Lift an Injunction of an Anti-LGBTQ Law

“This decision is not only deeply upsetting for the rights of LGBT individuals living in Mississippi, but also for the protection of religious liberty in our country,” Roberta Kaplan, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, said in a statement. The...Show More Summary

Missouri Republicans’ Ban on Abortion ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Might Not Actually Do Anything

GOP lawmakers are attacking a St. Louis anti-discrimination ordinance for something it doesn't even do. The post Missouri Republicans’ Ban on Abortion ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Might Not Actually Do Anything appeared first on Rewire.

Health Care Isn’t a ‘Market’, It’s a Public Good—and Legislators Would Do Well to Remember That

If you believe that health care is just like any other free-market enterprise, then it's fine for millions of poor people to lose coverage. The post Health Care Isn’t a ‘Market’, It’s a Public Good—and Legislators Would Do Well to Remember That appeared first on Rewire.

The Questions Senators Should Ask Christopher Wray, Trump’s Pick for FBI Director

Many in the government and in media have described prospective nominee Christopher Wray as a safe, mainstream choice. But Wray’s background is not entirely clear of controversy. The post The Questions Senators Should Ask Christopher Wray, Trump’s Pick for FBI Director appeared first on Rewire.

A Deadly Three Minutes: The Web of Police Violence That Killed Charleena Lyles

Bias against Black mothers, perceptions of people in mental health crisis, and policing of poverty may have all played a role in the fatal shooting of the 30-year-old pregnant Seattle woman. The post A Deadly Three Minutes: The Web of Police Violence That Killed Charleena Lyles appeared first on Rewire.

Ten Myths About #NoJusticeNoPride

No Justice No Pride members have elevated an urgent, national conversation. And we’re not sorry. The post Ten Myths About #NoJusticeNoPride appeared first on Rewire.

Study: Anti-Abortion State Laws Deny Science

Are you surprised? A recent Guttmacher Institute report systematically documents anti-choice laws and the research that debunks their claims. The post Study: Anti-Abortion State Laws Deny Science appeared first on Rewire.

NC Woman’s Deportation Order a ‘Symbol of Everything Wrong With the Immigration System’

For the past eight years, Minerva Cisneros Garcia has checked in regularly with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But on April 23 everything changed for the mother of four children, who is being forced to leave her home of 17 years...Show More Summary

Maine Republicans Are Again Trying to Make a Fetus a Person

The legislation allows a person to file a wrongful death suit for actions leading to the death of an "unborn viable fetus," which is defined as at least 24 weeks' gestation. The post Maine Republicans Are Again Trying to Make a Fetus a Person appeared first on Rewire.

Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging 20-Week Abortion Ban—But Don’t Lose Hope Yet

The defendants moved to dismiss the case on the grounds of sovereign immunity, a judicial doctrine that bars people from suing a state or its political subdivisions, agencies, and departments without the state’s consent. The post Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging 20-Week Abortion Ban—But Don’t Lose Hope Yet appeared first on Rewire.

Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election

Handel will now represent her district in the House, where she will be able to add her voice to the chorus of Republicans seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act and roll back access to reproductive health care. The post Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election appeared first on Rewire.

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