Today’s Lady News: “Family Guy” Abortion Episode Will Finally Air — On DVD

  • A “Family Guy” episode in which Lois considers getting an abortion, called “Partial Terms of Endearment,” will be included on a 20th Century Fox DVD release in September. The Fox network had forbid “Family Guy” from broadcasting that particular episode on television. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • President Obama is urging Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will help women sue their employers if they are paid less than their male counterparts. [New York Times]
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan by a 13-6 vote. If Kagan is confirmed by the full Senate, she will become the fourth female Justice. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Lesbian teen Constance McMillen’s high school has agreed to have a judgment entered against it in court regarding a lawsuit over the school’s ban on same-sex couples at prom. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented McMillen in the case, this means the school must now adopt a non-discrimination policy and pay the teen $35K in damages, as well as cover her legal fees. [Feministing]
  • Yesterday, Santa Clara County in California rolled out a new domestic violence registry which provides up-to-date information about court-issued restraining orders in DV cases. [Palo Alto Online]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Spain’s Parliament has rejected a proposed ban against women wearing a face-covering Islamic veil in public places. In the future, the government said it may consider a future ban on the wearing of burqas or niqabs inside government buildings. [AP]
  • Hannah Pool at the London Guardian investigates the business of black women’s hair. [Guardian UK]
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