Posts tagged "equal rights"

NFL Cheerleaders Will Finally Get Minimum Wage, Thanks To Bill Signed By CA Governor

California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill yesterday that will allow all cheerleaders for California-based sports teams to have benefits like minimum wage, paid sick leave and many other legal…

Megan Reynolds | July 16, 2015 - 3:30 pm

#ProudToLove Ad Celebrates Marriage Equality With Tears, Happiness And General Good Vibes

It’s a banner day for equality, y’all, get into it. …

Megan Reynolds | June 26, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Legalizing Gay Sex Makes Alabamans “Less Protected” From Sexual Assault, Claims Attorney General

This week, Alabama shook off a long overdue, ridiculous law criminalizing oral and anal sex between unmarried partners. The anti-sodomy law was mostly used to criminalize homosexual behavior, even between…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Alabama Joins 21st Century, Overturns Ban On Oral & Anal Sex

Welcome to the 21st century, Alabama!

On Friday, an appeals court in the state overturned the anti-sodomy law, which criminalized consensual oral and anal sex between unmarried partners.

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm

5 Things To Know About The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) To Protect Gay & Trans Employees At Work

Yesterday, the Senate voted to take up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill to ban employers from discriminating against LGBTQ workers or job applicants based on their sexual orientation or…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2013 - 11:00 am

Hillary Clinton Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality

As if you needed another reason to love former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!

Clinton just released a PSA for the Human Rights Campaign in which she comes…

Jessica Wakeman | March 18, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Recap: President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Missed the State Of The Union address last night?  Well, here’s a guide of some major points for those of you who still want to know where we’re at.  The…

Sarah Gray | February 13, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Military Ban Lifted On Women In Combat: Here’s What People Are Saying About It

Earlier this week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted a ban that prohibited women from openly serving in combat roles in the military. This would entail overturning a 1994 rule…

Jessica Wakeman | January 25, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Texas YMCA Denies Family Membership To Lesbian Parents

A YMCA in Tyler, Texas, is allegedly refusing to give a family membership to two lesbian parents, even though they did issue them such a membership a decade ago.

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Are You In One Of Mitt Romney’s Binders Full Of Women Yet?

During last night’s presidential debate, the candidates were asked what they’d do to improve the status of women and ensure equal pay. And while President Obama discussed his work on…

Julie Gerstein | October 17, 2012 - 8:30 am

Why Are Feminists And Gay Rights Activists Boycotting Hyatt Hotels?

Feminist groups have joined together to fight for the rights of thousands of workers within Hyatt hotels. Organizations including the National Organization for Women, the National Gay and Lesbian Task…

Daley Quinn | July 24, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Man Stands Up For Women’s Rights, Gets Rewarded

It’s shocking, that even in the 21st Century, women can be paid less than men for the same job, but that’s just what was happening at the private Lake Ridge…

Simcha | November 14, 2008 - 8:00 pm

Women Aren’t Prepared To Put In Long Hours? Ha.

Ah, the age-old debate: Why don’t women make as much as men? One social researcher at the University of Melbourne says men earn 15 percent more than women because they…

Catherine Strawn | May 12, 2008 - 6:00 pm