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For civil rights groups, Roe v Wade is reminder of supreme court’s limits

Attorneys and activists say they cannot solely rely on the courts – and are planning fresh approaches to advancing racial justice Civil rights attorneys are…

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The Democratic primary that could determine the future of abortion rights

The only way Democrats can codify Roe v. Wade into law is with a world-beating bank shot that requires two new votes to weaken the…

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Congresswoman who wrote abortion rights bill arrested at rally near Supreme Court

The House Democrat who introduced a bill to enshrine abortion rights was among more than 180 protesters arrested Thursday during a pro-abortion rights rally. Source:…

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Rising share of Americans say gender determined by birth-assigned sex, poll finds

A majority of Americans favor protecting transgender people from discrimination, but a rising share say a person’s gender is determined by their sex assigned Source:…

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The Supreme Court has chipped away at the Voting Rights Act for 9 years. This case could be the next blow.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been slowly whittled away over the last decade by the Supreme Court — and a case set to…

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‘Peanuts,’ one of the world’s most popular cartoons, pushed for Title IX in the 1970s

Peanuts was a place where female athletes saw their presence on the playing field explicitly supported. (Image credit: Peanuts © 1979 Peanuts Worldwide LLC) Source:…

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Pence: ‘We must not rest’ until abortion is outlawed in every state

Former vice president Mike Pence vowed Friday that “we must not rest” until abortion is outlawed in every state in the country, pushing for legislative…

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5 races where the Supreme Court’s abortion decision could have the biggest impact

The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday dramatically altered the political landscape, casting out decades-old, nationwide protections for abortion rights and…

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The Supreme Court just vastly expanded gun rights. Here’s what happens next.

One in 4 Americans will feel the impact of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to expand gun rights — a ruling that could also affect…

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Some states are changing the laws that govern community libraries

At a time of concern about book banning, states are passing laws to tighten control over public libraries. The laws address how libraries are managed…

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Texas GOP’s new platform calls gay people ‘abnormal’ and rejects trans identities

The Texas Republican Party unveiled its official position on LGBTQ issues over the weekend, defining homosexuality as an “abnormal lifestyle choice” and also Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/texas-gops-new-platform-calls-gay-people-abnormal-rejects-trans-identi-rcna34530…

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What happened when Dick’s Sporting Goods took a stand on guns

When CEOs from more than 220 U.S. companies released a letter demanding the Senate “take immediate action” on gun violence, it was the first time…

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Texas GOP’s new platform: Biden isn’t pres, ban trans healthcare, repeal Voting Rights Act

The Texas Repuliblican Party announced its official platform today—40 pages from the tribal fever swamp lurching deep into election conspiracy theories, homophobia and racism. “We…

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Juneteenth is at risk of losing its meaning

Juneteenth is meant to acknowledge Black emancipation from enslavement, but there’s a risk it could turn into just another day off, defined more by road…

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Happy the elephant is not a person rules the New York appeals court

New York’s highest court has ruled that Happy, the 51-year-old Asian elephant who resides at the Bronx Zoo, is not a person. The Nonhuman Rights…

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Global abortion-rights advocates worry their countries are next if Roe falls

Abortion-rights advocates from around the world have met with congressional, USAID, HHS and State Department leaders to discuss worries that their countries will be next…

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9 in 10 support background checks for all gun sales: poll

Almost 90 percent of Americans questioned in a new poll say they support background checks for all gun sales amid a heated debate on proposed…

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What rights do US children have? None.

In 1989, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) brought together world leaders to recognize that childhood is “a special, protected…

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‘We are destroying our future’: New Yorkers join gun reform protests

The march kicked off at Cadman Park Plaza, where a memorial honors Brooklynites who served in the second world war Hundreds of people crossed the…

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Dallas drag queen event for kids sparks outrage, defense

(NEXSTAR) — A drag show at a Dallas-area gay bar over the weekend is causing a stir and discussion over whether or not kids should…

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White House braces for the death of Roe v. Wade 

The White House is quietly preparing for a Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, a consequential decision expected to come this month that will…

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Free-speech group will spend millions to promote First Amendment cases

An advocacy group that has spent more than two decades fighting for free expression on college campuses is broadening its efforts to fight so-called cancel…

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