Posts Categorized: LGBTQIA Rights

RFRA Laws Undermine Child Protection, DV and Civil Rights Laws

Indiana RFRA Law Inadequately Revised: You may have heard about the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (IRFRA), that many believe attempts to weaken progress the country has made towards equality. Disguised as a law to protect the freedom to exercise religion, the LGBTQIA issues with the original IRFRA have shown the country an even larger… Read more »

RFRA Laws Undermine Civil Rights, Child Protection and Domestic Violence Laws

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.

Alabama’s Battle for Marriage Equality

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 »

The U.S. Supreme Court Should Do Its Job and Rule for Marriage Equality

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 »

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill on the 2014 Congressional Elections

The latest statement from the National Organization for Women regarding the 2014 Congressional election results.

NOW Chapters Fight for Rights, Work to GOTV

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.

NOW is the time for change

O’Neill’s passion about public policy that works for the benefit of women is evident. She talks about every point with a conviction that seems born directly out of personal experience. While much of our conversation focused on economic justice, that’s just one of the six core issues NOW works to change. Constitutional equality, reproductive rights, racial justice, LGBT rights, and ending violence against women are also high on the NOW priority list. O’Neill says the equality for women can’t truly be achieved unless all of those issues are addressed.