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UN Chief: The State Of Women’s Rights Is Dire. We Must End ‘Default Male Thinking.’

Feb 27 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called women’s inequality “stupid” and a cause for global shame on Thursday, as he pledged to press governments to end discriminatory laws in the face of a “strong and relentless pushback” against women’s rights. While Guterres did not name and shame, President Donald Trump’s administration has […]

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Meet The Pioneering Doctor Who Broke Ground For Transgender Rights More Than A Century Ago

By Elizabeth Heineman, University of Iowa/The Conversation The Trump administration continues its assault on transgender rights. In July 2017, Trump sought to bar transgender people from serving in the military. Then, this past October, The New York Times obtained a memo indicating that the administration was considering narrowly defining gender “as a biological, immutable condition […]

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Lisa Murkowski's Biggest Reason To Oppose Brett Kavanaugh May Not Be Abortion Rights

WASHINGTON ― For all the speculation about Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and whether she’ll vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, there is an issue beyond abortion rights perhaps weighing more heavily on her as she makes her decision: protections for Alaska Natives. Advocates for Alaska Natives, who were crucial to Murkowski’s re-election in 2010, […]

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New Jersey Gov. Signs Bills Giving Transgender Residents More Rights

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed three bills into law on Tuesday that offer more rights and protections for the LGBTQ community.  The first two measures, SB478 and SB493, allow birth and death certificates for transgender residents to be amended to reflect their gender identity. People may identify themselves as female, male or undesignated. Previously, transgender or […]