Four Same Sex Couples Challenge Wisconsin’s Ban On Gay Marriage

  • Four same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit today through the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage. [LGBTQ Nation, Bloomberg]
  • “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski spoke out publicly this morning in support of Dylan Farrow, who wrote a piece in the New York Times this weekend about the sexual abuse she (allegedly) suffered by her father, Woody Allen. “I believe her,” Brzezinski said. “I’m never going to a Woody Allen movie again. I will say it, I believe her.” [Huffington Post]
  • What happens when you tell people you’re only reading books written by women. [The Toast]
  • Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization honored Republican Congresswoman Illena Ros-Lehtinen, who voted to pull federal funding from Planned Parenthood and voted against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. [The New Republic]
  • As legal abortion rights are restricted in Texas, it is becoming common for women with unwanted pregnancies to induce “miscarriages” — meaning doctors now have an increased demand to respond to “miscarriage management.” [The New Republic]
  • Janet Yellen was sworn in as chair of the Federal Reserve today. [Politico]
  • Llyods Banking Group in the UK pledged to ensure that in the next six years 40 percent of its 5,000 person workforce will be women. [BBC]
  • Melissa Gira Grant, the author of Playing The Whore: The Work Of Sex Work, opens up about about anti-sex work feminism. []
  • On “Philomena,” the Oscar-nominated film starring Judi Dench, and the “baby scoop” era that affected millions. [RH Reality Check]

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