Albuquerque, New Mexico Votes Today On 20-Week Abortion Ban

  • Voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will decide via special election today whether to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  If the measure passes, Albuquerque will become the  first city in the country to adopt such abortion restrictions. [Albuquerque Journal]
  • Comediennes Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead and a whole host of pro-choice celebs helped raise $50,000 last night in an abortion access telethon for four Texas abortion funds. [Village Voice]
  • Oklahoma would rather drop National Guard benefits for all couples than give those benefits to gay couples. :::SMH::: [Think Progress]
  • Where is the Million Hoodie March for Renisha McBride, the 19-year-old Black teen/woman who was shot in the head after she sought help from a Detroit home after a car accident? [RH Reality Check]
  • Germany may soon require companies on the stock exchange to have at least 30 percent women on their corporate boards, beginning in 2016. [Guardian UK]
  • LGBT people of color are the most disadvantaged workers in the American workforce, according to a new report by the Human Rights Campaign and other groups. []
  • On why the Justice Department survey that tracks sexual assaults has been vastly undercounting. [Slate]
  • What George Zimmerman’s latest domestic violence arrest can teach us about domestic abusers. [Think Progress]
  • Legislators in Ohio have introduced bills to ban so-called “gay conversion therapy” for children and to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s hate crimes laws. [LGBTQ Nation]
  • Sex addiction isn’t just a guy thing — women get to call it “love addiction” or “relationship addiction.” [The Atlantic]
  • Should cities (like Albuquerque, above) be able to set their own abortion restrictions? [The Atlantic Cities]
  • On rape culture and our racial histories. [Red Light Politics]

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