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Supreme Court Decision Narrows Harassment Laws Supreme Court Decision Narrows Harassment Laws
Washington, DC—After a ruling in Vance v.
Supreme Court Releases Momentous Gay Rights Rulings Supreme Court Releases Momentous Gay Rights Rulings
Washington, DC—In a move that excited gay rights activists and angered some conservative politicians, the United States Supreme Court made two rulings on Thursday in favor of gay marriage.
Washington State Bill would Permit Businesses to Deny Gays Washington State Bill would Permit Businesses to Deny Gays
  A number of Republican lawmakers filed a bill today seeking an exemption to the state’s anti-discrimination statutes just weeks after legal action was initiated against a local florist who denied service to a homosexual couple for their upcoming wedding.
Rising Tides: Support for Gay Marriage in New Jersey at an All-Time High Rising Tides: Support for Gay Marriage in New Jersey at an All-Time High
  A new poll issued by the Rutgers-Eagleton association shows support for marriage in equality in the state of New Jersey at an all-time high; over 62 percent of voters in the Garden State said they would happily vote for marriage equality should it be placed on a ballot.
 UPS Driver Wins Six Figure Sex Discrimination Suit UPS Driver Wins Six Figure Sex Discrimination Suit
Jurors hugged an Odessa, Texas woman who had been subjected to extensive sex discrimination in her job as a UPS driver after delivering a $600,000 verdict in her favor.
 North Dakota Woman Wins $3.35M in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit North Dakota Woman Wins $3.35M in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson, manufacturers of a Gyncare Prolift vaginal mesh that is said to have had significant side effects for large numbers of women, have been ordered to pay $3.
49ers Football Player Takes Aggressive Stance towards Gay Men 49ers Football Player Takes Aggressive Stance towards Gay Men
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver made inflammatory comments concerning gays in professional football just a few days prior to the biggest game of his life.
Rhode Island—the Next Frontier for Gay Rights? Rhode Island—the Next Frontier for Gay Rights?
  As marriage equality signs and posters lined the park fences at the 2012 Providence Pride Festival, many supporters for gay marriage rights grew confident that the passing of a marriage equality referendum would come soon.
Boy Scouts of America to end ban on Gays? Boy Scouts of America to end ban on Gays?
  The Boy Scouts of America may end its longstanding policy of banning homosexual scouts and scout leaders, the organization said in a press release on Monday.
The Financial Argument for Gay Marriage The Financial Argument for Gay Marriage
  With several key November wins in Maine, Maryland and Washington State, advocates for gay marriage have been achieving a lot of national success lately.
Thousands Rally in Paris for Marriage Equality Thousands Rally in Paris for Marriage Equality
  Thousands marched in the streets of Paris on Sunday to show their support for a pending same-sex marriage bill that lawmakers will debate on Tuesday.
Texas Girl Sues Parents Trying To Force Abortion Texas Girl Sues Parents Trying To Force Abortion
After being told by her parents she would not be allowed to continue her pregnancy to term, a teenager is suing for the right to have her baby.
New Contraception Laws for Religious Employers New Contraception Laws for Religious Employers
One of the most controversial provisions of the new Affordable Care Act legislation (commonly known as Obamacare) is its requirement for insurance companies and employers to provide contraceptive coverage as part of health insurance plans.
Defense Policy Changes Put Women in Combat Defense Policy Changes Put Women in Combat
As of 2013, women in all five branches of the United States military will be allowed to officially serve in combat roles and be paid accordingly.
Will Vance v. Ball State Rewrite Harassment Law? Will Vance v. Ball State Rewrite Harassment Law?
  American workers have had the ability to sue for harassment based on race or gender for decades now.
Women Make Unprecedented Gains in Historic 2012 Election Women Make Unprecedented Gains in Historic 2012 Election
  The 2012 election cycle was as good as it's ever gotten for women in United States politics.
Hillary Clinton Speaks About Work-Life Balance Hillary Clinton Speaks About Work-Life Balance
  When Hillary Clinton became pregnant with her daughter Chelsea, she had no idea that one day they would live in the White House.
Fisher Case Puts Affirmative Action in the Spotlight Fisher Case Puts Affirmative Action in the Spotlight
  When Justice Sandra Day O'Connor retired in 2005, she left room for a new swing vote to be nominated who could change affirmative action policy in the United States.
Percentage of Women on Law Reviews Declines Significantly Percentage of Women on Law Reviews Declines Significantly
  The glass ceiling can take many forms.
Turnaway Study Investigates Effects of Unintended Pregnancies Turnaway Study Investigates Effects of Unintended Pregnancies
Not all women who arrive at abortion clinics are able to obtain the abortions they are seeking.
Supreme Court Ruling Affects Protesters in Abortion Debate Supreme Court Ruling Affects Protesters in Abortion Debate
  The first case to be ruled on in the new Supreme Court session this October was Lefemine v.
New Report Says Women Forced to Give Birth, Forced to Abort New Report Says Women Forced to Give Birth, Forced to Abort
  Abortion took center stage as an issue women and men were interested in during this year's election cycle.
Mentally Impaired Woman Will Not Have Abortion, Court Decides Mentally Impaired Woman Will Not Have Abortion, Court Decides
  A 32 year old Nevada woman whose developmental disabilities leave her with the mental capacity of a six year old will not have her pregnancy terminated.
Texas Lactation Case Sets Stage for Breastfeeding Battle Texas Lactation Case Sets Stage for Breastfeeding Battle
  Do women have the right to bring a breast pump to work in order to feed an infant at home?  That's the question being posed to a court of appeals in Texas this month after a woman was fired from her job because she told her boss that she planned to pump breast milk at work after returning from pregnancy leave.
Woman Sues Target After Being Fired While Pregnant Woman Sues Target After Being Fired While Pregnant
  Claiming that the company violated her rights according to the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, a former employee is suing Target Corporation.
Discrimination, Harassment Claims Against Señor Frog's Execs Discrimination, Harassment Claims Against Señor Frog's Execs
  Señor Frog's, a chain of Mexican restaurants associated with party-heavy tourist areas, is being sued by a group of nine claimants who say that they were subjected to flagrant and repeated harassment and discrimination.
Pregnancy Discrimination Case Settled, EEOC Hits Hard Pregnancy Discrimination Case Settled, EEOC Hits Hard
  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced earlier this November that it has reached a settlement agreement with the Muskegon River Youth Home.
Sexual Harassment Settlement Reached by IHOP Franchise Sexual Harassment Settlement Reached by IHOP Franchise
  The franchise owner of several IHOP restaurants located throughout New Mexico has agreed to settle a sexual discrimination lawsuit for the sum of $1 million.
Vote for Women Bishops Fails in England Vote for Women Bishops Fails in England
  A widely anticipated vote on the status of women in England's largest church left the status quo intact.
Proposed Ontario Leave Cut Leaves Lady Lawyers in Lurch Proposed Ontario Leave Cut Leaves Lady Lawyers in Lurch
  A cut to a parental leave program that hundreds of attorneys—most of them women—have depended on for three years may leave some pregnant attorneys without options for continuing their legal practice.

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