New Federal Benefits to Be Extended to All Married Same-Sex Couples

On Monday, the Justice Department will extend federal benefits to all legally married same-sex couples regardless of whether they are living in a state that recognizes the marriage or not. » 2/08/14 4:09pm 2/08/14 4:09pm

Yes: California Gets Landmark Transgender Student Rights Law

A most excellent bill was signed into law by California's governor Jerry Brown today — one that requires California public schools to respect students’ gender identity and makes sure they can fully participate in all school activities, sports teams, programs, and facilities that match their gender identity. » 8/12/13 10:30pm 8/12/13 10:30pm

LGBT Advocates Angry At Obama's Wishy-Washiness Re: Discrimination Law

Despite the President's promise to stand up for gay rights and oppose discrimination with written legislature back during his campaign in 2008, LGBT America hasn't really seen any movement that'll com to anything The prospect of ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) passing through Congress at this point is pretty… » 6/15/13 2:00pm 6/15/13 2:00pm

North Dakota's State Senate Passes Bill Aiming to Make Abortion Illegal

Ugh, North Dakota! You don't even have a mountain with president faces on it, why are you getting so high and mighty? Keep this up and we'll attach you to Florida and cut your ass off! (It could work.) (?) » 2/07/13 9:15pm 2/07/13 9:15pm

Georgia Man Denied 4GAYLIB, GAYPWR, and GAYGUY Vanity Plates

An Atlantan man was denied his 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd choices for his vanity plate. James Cyrus Gilbert III wanted his vanity plate to read 4GAYLIB, GAYPWR, or GAYGUY. State officials denied his request saying none of those were available. Gilbert thought that sounded a little suspicious, so he got a lawyer. » 1/22/13 11:45pm 1/22/13 11:45pm

A is For Awesome: The 'A is For' Campaign Fights For Women's…

The newest video for the A Is For campaign is the tits! It's funny, compassionate, and has awesome celebrities like MARTHA PLIMPTON and MARTHA PLIMPTON in it. Overall, it's the best forever and I will watch it several times (on my phone while waiting in line to vote with the volume turned all the way up so everyone… » 11/06/12 10:00am 11/06/12 10:00am

Florida Voting Lines Somehow Longer and More Hellish Than Actual Life…

There are people in Florida who are waiting in football field length lines, some for up to eight hours, to exercise their right to vote as their own Governor fights to silence them. Aint that America? » 11/05/12 10:15pm 11/05/12 10:15pm

‘Abortion Ship’ Aims to Dock in Morocco Despite Wary Moroccan Officials

Women on Waves, a Dutch organization of abortion-providing privateers that has frustrated religiously conservative, seaside communities for more than a decade, has aimed the prow of its ship at Morocco, and will soon dock at the northern Mediterranean port of Smir on Thursday unless the skittish Moroccan authorities… » 10/03/12 9:15pm 10/03/12 9:15pm

Topless Woman Raises Even More Awareness About Being Topless in NYC

As you probably know, it's completely okay (as in, legal) for women to walk around topless in New York (and in a lot of other places, too). If you didn't know, however, topless activist Moira Johnston is going out of her way to spread the good word about women being able to bare their chests everywhere men can bare… » 7/29/12 3:30pm 7/29/12 3:30pm

A State-By-State Guide to 2012's Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with or cares about people who have female anatomy. But… » 5/11/12 11:10am 5/11/12 11:10am

Vegan Group Stupidly Demands Obama to Stop Eating Delicious Food in…

We should never let a moment pass in which we're not scrutinizing something the President is doing, so thankfully the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has just stepped forward to publicly declare that they'd like Obama to watch what he eats when he's in front of the camera. Ulka Agarwal, chief… » 5/11/12 10:20am 5/11/12 10:20am

Hey, How About We Stop Ticketing Trans Ladies for Using the Bathroom?

A transexual woman was cited for "disorderly conduct" for using the women's restroom at a Dallas-area hospital, even though she offered to show the officer medical documentation and there was no one in the bathroom for her to be "disorderly" with. » 5/02/12 10:40am 5/02/12 10:40am

Wikipedia Invites Users to Debate Whether 'Pro-Life' Is Really a Thing

Wikipedia, your #1 source for last minute bullshit college paper filler, is opening up an important question to its pedantic but knowledgable male contributors, a question that could actually have some long lasting impact on the way we talk about abortion: what, exactly, should we call the two sides in the abortion… » 4/23/12 1:00pm 4/23/12 1:00pm

Susie Essman Wisely Suggests We Turn Our Uteruses Into Corporations

If anyone could school the Republicans on reproductive rights, it'd probably be Susie Essman's no-bullshit character on Curb Your Enthusiasm. She'd insult them so hard their heads would spin, and then she'd have them under her command. It's too bad she's fictional, but fortunately the real Susie Essman also has a… » 1/27/12 9:30am 1/27/12 9:30am

Child Of Rape Victim Is Now A Charming Anti-Choice Personhood Fanatic

On November 8, Mississippians will vote on Initiative 26, an amendment to their state's constitution declares that life begins at the moment of conception. If enacted, the measure will effectively outlaw all abortion, IVF, embryonic stem cell research, and many forms of birth control. The driving force behind this and… » 10/21/11 5:15pm 10/21/11 5:15pm

Men's Rights Fight Breaks Out On Wikipedia

Earlier this year, we learned that men greatly outnumbered women among Wikipedia editors. But now the site's article on men's rights has been through a controversial edit, and some men are calling Wikipedia "feminist propaganda." » 10/18/11 2:50pm 10/18/11 2:50pm

Congress Prepares To Debate 'Let Women Die' Bill

Get ready to have your blood pressure raised: The overwhelmingly rich old white guys who run things in this country are about to start debating what should go on between your legs again. After quiet summer of talking about how everything that Barack Obama has ever done is killing jobs, conservatives are gearing up to… » 10/11/11 1:50pm 10/11/11 1:50pm

Your First Amendment Right To Sexy Lollipop Sleepover Shots

"Not much good takes place at slumber parties for high school kids, and this case proves the point," begins an decision upholding the right of high school girls to post sexually suggestive, lollipop-toting shots of themselves online without being kicked out of public school extracurriculars. » 8/17/11 11:10am 8/17/11 11:10am

Congressional Democrats Fight To Repeal Defense Of Marriage Act

In a huge turning point in the fight for gay rights, on Wednesday Democrats introduced bills in both houses of Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. » 3/18/11 9:50am 3/18/11 9:50am