Civil Rights & Social Justice

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions
Republicans used their majority to cut short debate and give preliminary approval early Monday to some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country as time was running out on the Texas Legislature's special session.
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Kansas School District Forced to Change Policies After Punishing Lesbian Student

Kansas School District Forced to Change Policies After Punishing Lesbian Student
A 14-year-old Kansas student was punished by her school in January for saying she was a lesbian.
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North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Tells Pregnant Women: 'It's Not Your Body Anymore'

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Tells Pregnant Women: 'It's Not Your Body Anymore'
The comment was one of a number of offensive remarks Republican official Mark Robinson made at his state party convention.
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'All Other States Should Follow': Advocates Applaud as Illinois Approves Elimination of Cash Bail

'All Other States Should Follow': Advocates Applaud as Illinois Approves Elimination of Cash Bail
The move comes as part of a broader measure featuring what the ACLU called "important changes to policing and our criminal justice system."
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While No One Was Looking, Trump Made Life Harder for LGBTQ Families

While No One Was Looking, Trump Made Life Harder for LGBTQ Families
The administration unveiled a discriminatory new rule change amid fallout from the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
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'No One Took Us Seriously': Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years

'No One Took Us Seriously': Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years
Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building.
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Arkansas Could Give Amy Coney Barrett Her Big Abortion Moment

Arkansas Could Give Amy Coney Barrett Her Big Abortion Moment
The "Unborn Child Protection Act" was filed ahead of Arkansas' next legislative session meant to more directly challenge Roe v. Wade.
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Justice Alito is upset that being homophobic in public isn't cool anymore

Justice Alito is upset that being homophobic in public isn't cool anymore
The sitting Supreme Court justice spoke at a convention of the partisan right-wing Federalist Society.
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How Your Brain Tricks You Into Taking Risks During the Pandemic

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Taking Risks During the Pandemic
Experts who study the way we think and make decisions say that it can be more than politics driving our decision-making this year. The unprecedented nature of the pandemic undermines how we process information and assess risk. Need proof? Look around.
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The Supreme Court Signals That Same-Sex Marriage May Be Doomed

The Supreme Court Signals That Same-Sex Marriage May Be Doomed
On the first day of the new term, conservative Justices Thomas and Alito practically begged for a case to strike down LGBTQ marriage rights.
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