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Texas Law Allows Child Welfare Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Foster Children and Adoptive Parents

Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into a law House Bill 3859, which allows religious (and tax-payer funded!) foster care and adoption agencies to deny services “under circumstances that conflict with the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.” In other words, when this law goes into effect,…

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Elizabeth Warren on the Inhumanely Low Minimum Wage, Russia, and Talking to Our 'Crazy Brother-in-Law'

If you’re like us, the past week of political news has felt like approximately six months. Russia! Comey! Flynn! Impeachment! Pee tape! But even throughout the insane news cycle, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has managed to stay focused on attempting to improve economic opportunities for people who have been left…

'He Often Looks Quite Crumpled': A Conversation With a Famous London Tailor on Political Fashion

What, if anything, does it mean for America’s democracy that our new leader is a floppy-haired man who wears baggy, Italian-made suits and holds his tie together with scotch tape? In this week’s episode of Big Time Dicks, Jezebel’s Ellie Shechet and Julianne Escobedo Shepherd interview Dominic Sebag-Montefiore,…

Rep. Jackie Speier On One Change That Would Truly Help Combat Sexual Assault in the Military

Sexual assault in the military isn’t a new thing—in fact, it’s a problem that military and government officials have been aware of for decades. But in our collective memory, attention is generally only paid to it once every few years, when something horrific breaks through, like the Marines United nude photo scandal…

'Women Are Not Footnotes to History': Gloria Allred on Why Marines United Scandal Isn't Over Yet

In March, it came out that the Defense Department was investigating reports that veteran and enlisted Marines had joined a private Facebook page called “Marines United,” where they shared photographs of women—some clothed, some not—many of whom were their colleagues in the Marines, without their consent. Since then,…