Monthly Archives: October 2010

Federal Judge Orders Military to Stop Enforcing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

In 2004, the Log Cabin Republicans, a national gay and lesbian non-profit organization, brought an action against the United States and Secretary of Defense consisting of a facial challenge to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” statute (10 U.S.C. § 654) … Continue reading

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Happy Blogiversary to Us!

Two years ago today, we launched the Women’s Law Project blog with the goal of writing about current events in women’s rights. Since that time, we’ve published 352 posts by staff members and interns, with our most-covered topics including abortion … Continue reading

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Clinic Violence Update: A Federal Grand Jury Investigates the Larger Agenda

Scott Roeder has been sentenced to life in prison for killing abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in 2009, but a federal grand jury is investigating the murder’s possible connection to a larger plan, as reported by the National Partnership for … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Amends the Definition of “Parent” for Medical Leave Purposes

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Labor expanded the Family and Medical Leave Act, making the definition of “parent” significantly more inclusive. The decision came from Nancy J. Leppink, the deputy administrator for the department’s Wage and Hour Division, … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 890 Passes PA Senate Unanimously – Contact Your Rep Today!

The Pennsylvania Senate approved Senate Bill 890 by a vote of 48-0 on Tuesday, giving a boost to this key legislation that would help parents, students and gender equity advocates determine whether Commonwealth middle schools and high schools are treating … Continue reading

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