2015 is already shaking up to be a challenging year for social justice. Since the beginning of January, over 100 anti-abortion bills have been introduced in Congress, at least five trans women of color have been murdered, and Alabama has become the latest battleground for marriage equality. Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock is threatening… Read more »
Posts Categorized: LGBTQIA Rights
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court (finally) announced that it will hear marriage equality cases from Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. Unlike four previous successful appeals court decisions, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against marriage equality and in favor of discrimination. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in April and decide… Read more »
The National Organization of Women was founded as a grassroots activist organization to affect change on a city, state, and national level. In the year 2014, nearly 50 years since its founding, NOW is still committed to highlighting the strong local chapters across the country that persist in grassroots efforts to create political change.
If the polls and pundits are right, voters who would likely support progressive, feminist candidates for U.S. Senate this year are more likely to stay home than right-wing conservatives.
We need to prove them wrong.
Today, voting rights are still challenged by right-wing voter suppression tactics designed to restrict the participation of voters whose support would likely favor the anti-Citizens United, pro-woman and pro-labor agenda.
We used to hear the saying, “As General Motors goes, so goes the nation,” but to gauge where we stand and where we’re going as a society, maybe we should substitute “Netflix” for the automaker’s name.
Consider the case of transgender rights. This is a landscape that is rapidly changing, breaking convention, busting stereotypes and forcing new ways of thinking on large segments of the population.
The Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that would extend the definition of the word “spouse” with regard to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include same-sex couples working in states that do not recognize their marriage.
The passage of the Affordable Care Act—colloquially known as Obamacare—marked a victory in providing comprehensive, accessible health coverage to low-wage women.
Today, August 26th marks Women’s Equality Day. It is also a little more than two months from the 2014 midterm elections. In my mind, these two things are inextricably linked.
Last fall in my hometown an agender teen named Sasha’s skirt was set on fire while they rode home on the bus. Victim of a cruel assault just because of their gender expression, Sasha suffered severe burns and was hospitalized. The bus Sasha was riding on, the 7, was the bus that I took to school every day, and Sasha went to the same high school as my older sister, who is lesbian.