In the same breath, Louisiana Republican takes swipe at both gender minorities and abortion access

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA), attacked both abortion rights and the transgender community, in a new ad he rolled out on Thursday for his campaign to be elected the next governor of Louisiana. In his advertisement, Abraham declares what he pronounces to be “the truth,” proclaiming that life begins at conception and that President Trump “is doing […]

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EEOC now gives nonbinary people a way to be counted in workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an independent federal agency that is responsible for enforcing federal civil rights laws against workplace discrimination, recently changed its website to address how employers can report workers as nonbinary. Before the EEOC’s actions last week, employers didn’t have a way to report nonbinary workers in what are known as […]

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Planned Parenthood abandons federal program under attack by Trump administration

Planned Parenthood announced Monday that its grantees have no choice but to leave the federal Title X family planning program, after a federal appeals court ruling allowed a Trump administration policy barring abortion referrals to take effect. During a telephone press conference, Planned Parenthood’s acting president, Alexis McGill Johnson said, “Today we are announcing that due […]

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New anti-LGBTQ Labor Department rule would let federal contractors discriminate

The Labor Department proposed a new rule Wednesday that would allow broad religious exemptions for businesses with federal contracts, which could undermine the rights of LGBTQ people and other marginalized groups. This could apply to hundreds of thousands of contractors and subcontractors. It applies to a number of organizations, such as schools, societies, and corporations. The […]

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