Laws

Exploring the Kyriarchy: Pride is a Protest

For the forty ninth anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots, we're exploring why Pride is a protest, and why it still must be.

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AL Law Allows Sheriffs to Profit from Funds Intended for Feeding Inmates

In March 2018 national reporting revealed that Alabama law allows local sheriffs to “keep and retain” leftover funds intended for feeding inmates in county jails.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Our Violent Culture

America's violent culture is more pervasive than mental illness or video games. We're having the wrong discussion.

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Multiple States Compete for Most Restrictive Abortion Bans

In March 2018 multiple states are competing for the most restrictive abortion bans in the country.

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Several States Propose Work Requirements for Medicaid Benefits

As of March 2018 the Trump administration has authorized three states to include work requirements for some people receiving Medicaid benefits. Tennessee and Michigan have also proposed work requirements for some Medicaid recipients.

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SD Passed Law Restricting What Doctors Can Say to Patients Seeking Abortions

In February 2018 the South Dakota legislature passed a new abortion restriction limiting what doctors can say to patients.

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US President's Budget Deprioritizes Poverty

US President’s budget, released in February 2018, calls for cuts of 14 percent to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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US House Passed Bill Adding to the Burden of People with Disabilities

In February 2018 the US House of Representatives passed a bill that changes the Americans With Disabilities Act, putting more of the burden on people with disabilities.

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UN Representative Described Homeless Conditions in CA City as ‘Systemically Cruel’

In January 2018 a representative from the United Nations described the conditions of homeless people in one California city as "systemically cruel.”

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Homeland Security Announces Rule to Collect Social Media Information for Immigrants

In September 2017 the Department of Homeland Security released a new rule to include social media information in the files of all individuals who have become naturalized citizens or who hold a green card.

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DOJ Urged Anti-LGBTQ Position for Workplace Discrimination

The Department of Justice in September 2017 urged a US appeals court to adopt an interpretation of federal anti-discrimination law that does not protect LGBTQ employees in the workplace.

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AL Governor Signed Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Law

In May 2017 the Alabama governor signed the “Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act,” which allows religious discrimination of otherwise qualified LGBTQ adoptive or foster parents.

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Maryland Fails to Pass Law to Protect Rape Victims

In April 2017 the Maryland legislature had an opportunity to protect rape victims should a pregnancy occur, and did not.

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Marginalized Women and Girls at Greater Risk of Abuse

A national campaign in April 2017 designed to highlight the needs of women and girls who’ve suffered abuse noted that marginalized groups including women and girls of color, LGBTQ youth, and individuals with disabilities are most at risk of abuse.

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New MO Law Could Require a Felony Charge for Fighting

A change in Missouri law that went into effect in January 2017 could be applied to students, increasing the effects of the school-to-prison pipeline.

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