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Are American women less human than corporate ‘persons’?

OPINION8:58 a.m. EDT July 21, 2014 Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority opinion, had previously stated that the Constitution does not prohibit sex discrimination.

Are American women less human than corporate ‘persons’?

OPINION8:58 a.m. EDT July 21, 2014 Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority opinion, had previously stated that the Constitution does not prohibit sex discrimination.

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#ERA  #Hobby Lobby 
Feminist Leaders and Activists Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

Feminist Leaders and Activists Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

July-24-14

This morning, Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) led a solid crowd of Equal Rights Amendment activists and supporters just beyond the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Congressional leaders cited the Supreme Court’s rulings in Burwell v.Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakleyas key reasons for calling the rally. “Recent Supreme Court decisions have sent…

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#Antonin Scalia  #Eleanor Smeal  #ERA  #Feminist Majority  #Hobby Lobby 
What do 13-year-old girls aspire to? – interactive

What do 13-year-old girls aspire to? – interactive

Originally posted on WOMEN. HEALING. VIOLENCE.:

London this week hosted the inaugural Girl Summit focusing on how to enable girls and women to live free from violence and discrimination and achieve their potential. But what do 13-year-old girls aspire to? What holds them back? What would they change if they were president? We asked girls from Colombia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Peru,…

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ACA Still Attacked, But Helps People

ACA Still Attacked, But Helps People

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

The House has declared a hiatus in attacking the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after voting against it at least 50 times since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it mostly constitutional, but lawsuits about ACA are still wandering around lower courts. Two separate courts of appeals issued conflicting rulings about ACA yesterday.

By a 2-1 vote, a panel from the…

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Jesus Loves the Legal Little Children

Jesus Loves the Legal Little Children

Originally posted on Margaret and Helen:

helen-mug1  FROM HELEN:

Margaret, our good Christian Governor down here in Texas, Rick Perry, said he would use his executive authority to activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the Texas border region against “criminal aliens.”   Criminal Aliens being Spanish for children, I think.  My Spanish isn’t so good so you might want to look that up.  …

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Local ice cream shop inundated with threats for supporting Planned Parenthood

Local ice cream shop inundated with threats for supporting Planned Parenthood

Local ice cream shop inundated with threats for supporting Planned Parenthood.

By Kaitlyn Bolduc – email

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
A Portland ice cream shop is bombarded with dozens of threats from people clear across the country after raising money for Planned Parenthood.

The owners of What’s the Scoop? in North Portland created a specialty flavor for Planned Parenthood last week that sold as a…

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#Planned Parenthood  #What&039;s the Scoop 
Inclusive Catholics in Vancouver

Inclusive Catholics in Vancouver

Originally posted on Social Justice For All:

ArchThank you to my friend and LGBT ally, Jennifer Carey for inspiring me to write this story. Good news in Vancouver, BC for transgender youth. Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese has adopted new policies that honor the gender identity of transgender youths. This is a huge move in the right direction for civil rights within the…

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After Hobby Lobby, Wisconsin Suspends Enforcement of Contraception Mandate

By Brian Sikma | Media Trackers Published: 3:58 PM July 21, 2014    The state of Wisconsin will no longer be enforcing a state law requiring employers to provide contraception coverage in insurance plans offered to employees.

After Hobby Lobby, Wisconsin Suspends Enforcement of Contraception Mandate

By Brian Sikma | Media Trackers Published: 3:58 PM July 21, 2014    The state of Wisconsin will no longer be enforcing a state law requiring employers to provide contraception coverage in insurance plans offered to employees.

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#Contraceptive Mandate  #Hobby Lobby  #Scott Walker  #Wisconsin 
On Daily Kos Boycotting Netroots Nation In Arizona

On Daily Kos Boycotting Netroots Nation In Arizona

Originally posted on Erin Matson:

I attended my first Netroots Nation this year. It was awesome, and I intend to attend future conferences when it makes sense for me. So it is with heightened interest that I consider the announcement by Markos Moulitsas that Daily Kos will boycott next year’s conference over the selection of Phoenix as a host city, given that the SB 1070racial profiling law is…

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NOW Public Censure Statement re: G. Todd Baugh

NOW Public Censure Statement re: G. Todd Baugh

Originally posted on Civil Rights Advocacy:

Today at 1:00 p.m. MDT, the Montana Supreme Court held G. Todd Baugh’s public censure hearing in Helena Montana.  We were one of the complainants who filed a Judicial Conduct complaint against Baugh last fall. We were in court  today to tell Baugh, the Supreme Court, and the country why we filed the complaint and what we thought of Baugh’s actions as a…

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