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Wave of Harmful State Legislation Continues, but Some Good Bills Offered

835.  That is the number of anti-choice measures enacted in states between 1995 and 2014 according to NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2014 report, “Who Decides?.” Last year alone, state legislators enacted 27 anti-choice measures across the nation. The trend is alarming and doesn’t look to be slowing down. [EDITOR’S NOTE: A guide to legislation recently introduced… Read more »

Chilean hate-crime legislation signed into law

Luis Andres Henao writes for CBS World News: “Chile’s president signed an anti-discrimination law Thursday following the killing of a gay man beaten by attackers who carved swastikas into his body. The law was approved in May after being stuck in Congres…

Abortion providers decry ‘anti-woman’ legislation

Megan Carpentier reports for Raw Story on the Physicians For Reproductive Choice And Health (PRCH) awards: “‘I think the physician’s perspective is extremely important, and one that we don’t hear too often in the media,’ [says] actress and [activist] Mar…

Leaders of Women’s Organizations Call on Congress to Consider Legislation That Would Strengthen Social Security

Today, the Older Women’s Economic Security Task Force (OWES), part of the National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO), delivered a letter to members of Congress, calling on Congress to consider three pieces of legislation that would assure Social Security solvency for the next 75 years by lifting the cap on payroll tax contributions — a move that an overwhelming majority of the public has said they support, according to recent polls.

10 States With the Most Shocking Anti-Woman Legislation

Amanda Marcotee writes on AlterNet: “If you feel like the swirl of outrageous state-based anti-woman legislation is worse than it’s ever been, you’re not hallucinating. Republicans really have declared a surge in their war on women, and it’s a nationwide…

NOW Applauds Passage of Landmark Hate Crimes Legislation

In a campaign promise fulfilled, President Obama signed the first significant pro-lesbian, pro-woman, pro-disability rights legislation today. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act expands the 1969 federal hate crimes law to include sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability.

NOW Supports Legislation to Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act

The National Organization for Women is proud to stand with Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) in support of legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) … a discriminatory law that is deceptive and harmful. Under DOMA, same-sex couples who legally wed are still denied federal marriage benefits, and other states may refuse to recognize their unions. NOW thanks Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) for co-sponsoring this important legislation.