NOW is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, child custody and military policies. NOW is committed to educational efforts that combat the adverse effects of homophobia, promote positive images in the media and ultimately ensure civil rights protection for all. NOW asserts the right of lesbians to live their lives with dignity and security, and marriage equality for all.
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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 lat… Read more »
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… Read more »
2014 has been a busy year for NOW! Our grassroots activists have been hard at work, refusing to stay silent as conservatives attempt to deny women their rights. From Alaska to Louisiana, New York to Texas, Rhode Island to Missouri, activists across t… 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.
Author Paul Gordon writes for The Huffington Post: “As many observers have pointed out, this week’s events make Americans recall the state’s historic resistance to federal court orders striking down segregation. But they show us an image of the future, as well — or at least the future as the far right would have it.”Read more
Author Eric M. Johnson writes for Reuters: “Lesbians may be at higher risk of cervical cancer because they get fewer screenings than heterosexual women, due partly to doctors’ sometimes incorrect assumptions about their sexual history, University of Washington researchers said on Tuesday.”Read more
My worldview has completely shifted over the past couple years, not in a vast, lumbering way, but in degrees of nuance, in understanding of the experience of others. And I have the people I follow on Twitter to thank…They’re not activists or radicals or humorless prudes. They’re just women.Read more
The latest statement from the National Organization for Women regarding the 2014 Congressional election results.Read more
Those advocating for the bill are only concerned with protecting hateful and intolerant religious zealots and completely unconcerned with how this potential discrimination will infringe on the rights of other people, namely the LGBTQIA community, children, domestic violence victims and others.
The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to state bans on same-sex marriage in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee on April 28 – an historic event for marriage equality advocates and for the nation.
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NOW’s history and work on LGBT issues.