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GOP Governors at CPAC Call Trans Protections ‘Encroachments’

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's snipe about transgender rights amounted to a potentially dangerous signal a day after the Trump administration undermined protections for transgender students. The post GOP Governors at CPAC Call Trans Protections ‘Encroachments’ appeared first on Rewire.

Title IX Protects Trans Students, No Matter What the Trump Administration Believes

In withdrawing the Obama administration's guidance on Title IX and transgender student rights, the Trump administration showed neither compassion nor an understanding of how federal law works. The post Title IX Protects Trans Students, No Matter What the Trump Administration Believes appeared first on Rewire.

Hate Groups Join Texas Anti-Choice Lobbying Campaign

The Family Research Council, identified as an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, has joined the push to ban the most common type of second trimester abortion care in Texas. The post Hate Groups Join Texas Anti-Choice Lobbying Campaign appeared first on Rewire.

‘Absence Can Have a Powerful Impact’: Art Institutions Respond to Trump’s Immigration Orders

The idea behind the Art-Less project at Wellesley College's Davis Museum is similar to the message of the Day Without Immigrants national strike that took place earlier this month. The post ‘Absence Can Have a Powerful Impact’: Art Institutions Respond to Trump’s Immigration Orders appeared first on Rewire.

John Roberts Sees Blatantly Racist Nonsense Where Clarence Thomas Doesn’t

I would be remiss if I didn't point out that when it comes to matters of race, Clarence Thomas consistently sides against Black people. His dissent in Buck v. Davis is no different. The post John Roberts Sees Blatantly Racist Nonsense Where Clarence Thomas Doesn’t appeared first on Rewire.

Will D.C.’s Business Lobby Undermine the District’s Paid Family Leave Program?

Two city council members have proposed an alternative plan that claims to offer workers the same benefits while lowering the payroll tax employers will have to pay. The post Will D.C.’s Business Lobby Undermine the District’s Paid Family Leave Program? appeared first on Rewire.

Now That Planned Parenthood Has Won a Medicaid Fight in Texas, What’s Next?

A federal district judge ruled Texas couldn't rely on heavily edited videos from anti-abortion advocate David Daleiden to try to defund Planned Parenthood. In an earlier case from Utah, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wasn't so sure. The post Now That Planned Parenthood Has Won a Medicaid Fight in Texas, What’s Next? appeared first on Rewire.

Surprise: South Dakota Republicans Reject Abortion Ban

Reproductive rights advocates told Rewire that South Dakota lawmakers were likely deterred by the prospect of expensive litigation. The post Surprise: South Dakota Republicans Reject Abortion Ban appeared first on Rewire.

After Late Push, Pro-Choice Democrat Will Run in Kansas Special Election

Pro-choice activists called and emailed Democratic Party delegates prior to the nominating convention, voicing concern with anti-choice candidate Dennis McKinney, regarded as a favorite among the party establishment. The post After Late Push, Pro-Choice Democrat Will Run in Kansas Special Election appeared first on Rewire.

North Carolina Governor and Attorney General Take Steps to Withdraw From Voting Restrictions Lawsuit

“It’s time for North Carolina to stop fighting for this unfair, unconstitutional law and work instead to improve equal access for voters," said Gov. Roy Cooper. The post North Carolina Governor and Attorney General Take Steps to Withdraw From Voting Restrictions Lawsuit appeared first on Rewire.

Back to the 19th Century: Republicans’ New Anti-Porn Crusade

Following in the footsteps of past reformers, a South Carolina politician seems to believe imposing a $20 fee will take a bite out of the billion-dollar industry and a Utah lawmaker keeps repeating bogus claims about porn's harms. The post Back to the 19th Century: Republicans’ New Anti-Porn Crusade appeared first on Rewire.

Montana GOP Attacks ‘Roe’ With Dubious Fetal Viability ‘Science’

Anti-choice legislators in Montana are pushing a measure targeting the fetal viability standard enshrined in decades of legal precedent. The post Montana GOP Attacks ‘Roe’ With Dubious Fetal Viability ‘Science’ appeared first on Rew...

Washington Supreme Court Rules Against LGBTQ Discrimination in ‘Arlene’s Flowers’

The Alliance Defending Freedom keeps making the same legal arguments in different states—and keeps losing. The post Washington Supreme Court Rules Against LGBTQ Discrimination in ‘Arlene’s Flowers’ appeared first on Rewire.

Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in ‘Arlene’s Flowers’

The Alliance Defending Freedom keeps making the same legal arguments in different states—and keeps losing. The post Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in ‘Arlene’s Flowers’ appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Administration Ready to Ditch Transgender Student Protections

Such discriminatory action was not unexpected with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, known for his fierce opposition to LGBTQ rights, at the helm. The post Trump Administration Ready to Ditch Transgender Student Protections appeared first on Rewire.

There is Much for Black People to Fear from Trump’s ‘Law and Order’ Presidency

President Donald Trump’s promises of "law and order," combined with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' ability to sanction any action Trump takes with respect to his promise to “make America great again,” does not bode well for Black people in this country. The post There is Much for Black People to Fear from Trump’s ‘Law and Order’ Presidency appeared first on Rewire.

Media Must Challenge Anti-Choice Falsehoods About Planned Parenthood

“Media should be making clear to readers that there’s a cost to policymaking that’s based on misinformation—and it’s often the well-being of those who are often already marginalized,” Media Matters' Reproductive Rights Program Director Sharon Kann, told Rewire. The post Media Must Challenge Anti-Choice Falsehoods About Planned Parenthood appeared first on Rewire.

Trans Lives Depend on Resisting ‘Unlikely’ Partnerships

If the trans community and our allies are going to succeed, we cannot look at anti-trans collaborations as isolated. The post Trans Lives Depend on Resisting ‘Unlikely’ Partnerships appeared first on Rewire.

Trump’s ‘Smart and Strategic’ Immigration Approach: Everyone Is Deportable

In this environment, mass detainment—particularly of groups previously protected from deportation, including mothers, vulnerable transgender domestic violence survivors, and DACA recipients—becomes justifiable. The post Trump’s ‘Smart and Strategic’ Immigration Approach: Everyone Is Deportable appeared first on Rewire.

Republicans Voice Hardline Religious Imposition Rationales for Congress, Trump

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) warned that Republicans could introduce legislation statutorily strengthening the federal religious imposition law in the absence of similar rumored action from the White House. The post Republicans Voice Hardline Religious Imposition Rationales for Congress, Trump appeared first on Rewire.

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