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April 3, 2019

This article was first published on April 3, 2019 by ReWire.News.

The first-ever congressional hearing on the Equality Act was a testimony to the strength of evidence and public support for updating nondiscrimination laws to protect LGBTQ people, while Republicans trott...

April 3, 2019

This article, written by Rev. Elena Rose Vera and Heron Greenesmith, Esq., was first published on April 3, 2019 by The Advocate.

Yesterday, House Republicans called so-called “feminist” Julia Beck to testify as a witness against the Equality Act, which is historic legis...

March 8, 2019

This article first appeared on March 8, 2019 on Rewire.News.

Julia Beck has been granted a platform to give the right wing's anti-transgender activism the veneer of bipartisanship.  

A baffling sentence opened the Thursday testimony of Julia Beck, speaking at the U.S. Ho...

January 11, 2019

This article original appeared on January 11, 2019 in ReWire.News.

In the 1970s, ultra-conservative, anti-abortion, anti-feminist crusader Phyllis Schlafly organized STOP ERA, the successful campaign to tank the Equal Rights Amendment. So devastating was the loss that t...

This article first appeared on November 1, 2018 on Political Research Associates.

On October 21, The New York Times reported receiving information from the White House that details how the Trump Administration proposes to impose a multi-agency re-interpretation of “sex”...

September 26, 2018

This article originally appeared on September 24, 2018 in ReWire.News.

Gender ideology” took center stage at this weekend’s Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington, D.C. And side stage. And student mixer. In each instance, it was used as a handy catchall: Objecting to “...

July 17, 2018

This article originally appeared on July 16th, 2018 in Rewire.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to add an amendment to an appropriations bill that included a provision permitting licensed child-welfare agencies to discriminate on the basis of...

June 28, 2018

This article originally appeared on the front page of the Huffington Post on June 28, 2018 on .

I am going to speak ill of Justice Kennedy.

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement on Wednesday secured his legacy. By declaring his intention to leave the court on...

April 17, 2018

This article originally appeared on ReWire.news on April 17, 2018.

The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is a federally administered survey that provides some of the most crucial data in the United States on the demographics of crime victims, including their s...

November 16, 2017

This essay originally appeared on Medium.com on November 15, 2017. It was also published in the Huffington Post. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: open enrollment season!

♫Silver plans, silver plans. It’s healthcare time in the city.♫

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Despite the Trump Admini...

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