Sunday, May 29, marks the 90th day since final passage in the West Virginia legislature of the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act (SB 10). It will now take effect. On March 10, the West Virginia Senate voted 25-9 and the House of Delegates voted 85-15 to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of […]
WASHINGTON — The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said today. Continue reading ? The post CDC urges speed on Zika funding as House struggles to reach agreement appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
A New Orleans activist said that the "Blue Lives Matter" bill allows law enforcement to hide “behind uniforms and badges” despite having a “long and egregious history” of committing acts of violence against communities of color. The post Louisiana Cops Get Hate Crime Protections as Violence Against Police Plummets appeared first on Rewire.
California’s unique Unruh Act provides automatic bounty entitlements (often $4,000, plus attorney’s fees) to successful discrimination complainants without having to show any actual injury from their treatment. For many years this has...Show More Summary
South Carolina Govenror Nikki Haley has signed a bill that would protect unborn babies from painful, late-term abortions. On March 8, the South Carolina Senate passed the bill known as Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act by a strong majority, LifeNews reported. The state House, which is controlled by Republicans, approved the bill last week. SUPPORT […]
Hawaii’s endangered hawksbill sea turtles have been protected under the Endangered Species Act since 1978. So why are their population numbers still so low? Catch up on the latest research from Dr. Kyle Van Houtan, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s director of science, and learn how plastic pollution keeps baby hawksbill turtles from thriving.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chances appear to be dwindling that North Carolina lawmakers will alter a contentious, new state law limiting LGBT nondiscrimination protections, because a legislative leader says they won’t act until Charlotte first throws out its local ordinance increasing those protections. Show More Summary
Submitted by Melissa Quinn via TheDailySignal.com, Six years ago, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Since then, Americans have seen their premiums increase, a dozen nonprofit insurers...Show More Summary
In 2012 Chief Justice John Roberts led the U.S. Supreme Court in upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. "It is not our job," Roberts wrote in National Federation of Independent Business v.Show More Summary
The greater sage-grouse, an iconic bird of the American West, won a fight last year with the help of ranchers and others to stay off the endangered species list. Meanwhile, the golden-cheeked warbler, a flashy little Texas songbird that...Show More Summary
On May 19, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 that would have protected the rights of LGBT workers on federal jobs. The vote turned into a fight as the House Republicans altered the voting procedure, twisted the arms of legislators and defeated the amendment.... Show More Summary
While many across the world are busy planning summer vacations to visit family and loved ones, thousands of people's ability to do so has been restrained and unfairly burdened at the hands of Congress. Why? The sole explanation is because...Show More Summary
By JEFFREY GROSSMAN and SEAN GREER In January 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) officially extended federal wage protections to home care workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, entitling them to the federal minimum wage, time-and-a-half pay for overtime, and pay for time spent traveling between clients. Predictably, lobbyist groups working on behalf of
When the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed in 1993, there were good intentions all around. Legislation to protect (real) religious freedom in the face of government intervention? Who would oppose that? As Barry Lynn of Americans...Show More Summary
With support from the ACLU, two Democratic representatives yesterday introduced the ‘Do No Harm Act’ in Congress to ensure that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is not used in ways that result in discrimination. Sponsored by R… Read The post ‘Do No Harm Act’ Would Protect LGBT People from Discrimination Based on ‘Religious Freedom’ appeared first on Towleroad.
The Do No Harm Act would amend RFRA to ensure federal law protects religious liberty without harming others. This piece originally ran at Religion News Service. When Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993, theShow More Summary
A new bill designed to amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 passed the U.S. House unanimously this week, and it will lead to some wonderful and horrendous changes. H.R. 1150 will offer extended protections to atheists,...Show More Summary
In the aftermath of Prince’s death, lawyers representing the entertainer’s estate administrator have been pushing a posthumous right of publicity law in Minnesota. The proposed PRINCE Act (“Personal Rights In Names Can Endure”) would...Show More Summary
Today, HRC applauded Representatives Joe Kennedy III and Bobby Scott for introducing the “Do No Harm Act.” The Act clarifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is intended to protect religious freedom without allowingShow More Summary
Today, HRC blasted the House Republican Leadership for preventing a debate and vote on an amendment to remove an anti-LGBT provision from the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) offered...Show More Summary