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Federal judge dismisses challenge to North Carolina law allowing gay marriage discrimination

Three couples attempted to challenge a law allowing magistrates to refuse to marry gay couples, but were struck down.

Lauren Holter | September 21, 2016 - 1:04 pm

The Mormon ‘Sister Wives’ family begs the Supreme Court to legalize polygamy

Kody Brown is legally only married to one of his four “wives,” but says he’s “spiritually” married to the other three.

Kylie Cheung | September 14, 2016 - 8:39 am

Congress passes the Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act to preserve rape kits in federal cases

Every now and then, Congress actually does something useful.

Lauren Holter | September 8, 2016 - 12:14 pm

LiLo’s Grand Theft Auto lawsuit thrown out because it was dumb

The court ruled that the character’s likeness to Lohan falls under the safe umbrella of fiction or satire.

Bronwyn Isaac | September 2, 2016 - 1:14 pm

California Legislators Reform Sexual Assault Sentencing Law Just Before Brock Turner Gets Out Of Jail

If signed, it will close a current loophole in the system that allows people convicted of penetrating an unconscious person to get by with only probation.

Lauren Holter | August 30, 2016 - 7:09 pm

Marijuana Will Remain Illegal Under Federal Law, The DEA Announces

This means states with legalized marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes will still be going against federal law.

Lauren Holter | August 11, 2016 - 10:13 am

Colorado’s Vague Sexual Assault Sentencing Laws Led To A College Rapist Avoiding Jail

The 22-year-old former University of Colorado student pretended to be helping a drunk woman get home safely from a party in 2014 when he raped her.

Lauren Holter | August 11, 2016 - 8:44 am

Belize’s Supreme Court Struck Down The Country’s Anti-Gay Law From Colonial Days

LGBTQ rights group Unibam, which first challenged the ancient law, made the initial announcement on Twitter, writing, “We won on all counts. Speechless. Omg. Speechless.”

Lauren Holter | August 10, 2016 - 4:21 pm

It’s Officially Unacceptable To Call Women “Honey” Or “Darling” In The Courtroom

No one should be called “honey” by anyone other than a great aunt or grandma.

Lauren Holter | August 10, 2016 - 2:06 pm

Feminist Legal Scholar Susan Estrich Is On Roger Ailes’ Defense Team

Known for writing about women’s struggles reporting sexual harassment and the risk of being raped by an acquaintance, it’s baffling why Estrich is now defending a man accused of decades

Lauren Holter | August 8, 2016 - 9:24 am

Courts Uphold Restrictive Voting Rights Laws In Two States That Could Impact The Presidential Election

Like well-known voter ID laws, the measures upheld in the Midwest will keep mostly poor minorities form voting, but they receive much less attention.

Lauren Holter | June 30, 2016 - 2:08 pm

What The Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action Really Means

While opponents of such policies consider it reverse racism (which, let’s be real, doesn’t exist), the Court declared that the college’s admission process complied with previous rulings.

Lauren Holter | June 23, 2016 - 4:22 pm
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