The National Organization for Women is elated for the many same-sex couples whose loving, committed relationships will now be recognized in law a result of today’s Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.
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Racism and discrimination still exist in this country and in our voting laws — we’ve seen dramatic efforts in many states to limit voting access. Politicians have tried passing restrictive voter ID laws, cutting back early-voting hours, eliminating same-day voter registration, and aggressive purging of voter rolls in recent elections.
NOW will continue to work with our allies to legislatively overrule Vance and Nassar to correct what Justice Ginsburg called ‘this court’s wayward interpretations of Title VII.’ We will also continue to fight for policies that foster racial diversity in higher education — without which communities of color will continue to face unjust barriers in employment and beyond.
NOW applauds the Supreme Court for taking up the issue of marriage equality. The justices announced today that they would hear arguments in two such cases, one involving California’s Proposition 8 and another addressing the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). NOW has taken strong stands against both laws, which restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
On Monday, Jan. 23, the National Organization for Women (NOW) will hold its annual vigil in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, commemorating the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision affirming women’s constitutional right to abortion.
A Supreme Court majority ruled against women by siding with the country’s largest employment discriminator, saying Wal-Mart, essentially, is too big to sue.
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Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Wal-Mart v. Dukes — the largest employment class-action suit in U.S. history. The company’s challenge seeks to halt the case, which represents more than 1.5 million women, before it even gets to trial.
This anniversary takes place at a critical time for the women of this country. Speaker Boehner has stated that abortion funding restrictions are of highest priority for Republicans. That is why we work together and why we refuse to give up.
Today the Senate voted to confirm Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. For the first time in history the court will have three sitting female justices — a critical mass that will undoubtedly make a significant difference in the struggle for women’s equality. NOW officially endorsed Kagan at the close of her confirmation hearings.