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WATCH: Jon Stewart Ridicules Alabama Law Providing Lawyers for Fetuses
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Alabama, abortion, fetuses, reproductive rights, women, lawyers, laws )

Freya
- 42 days ago - alternet.org
Jon Stewart's Jessica Williams traveled to civil-rights loving Alabama for a segment on a bizarre and dangerous law that allocates state funds to provide lawyers for the fetuses of women seeking abortions.
You Can Still Eat This Corgi In Pennsylvania, Thanks To The NRA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NRA, Pennsylvania, Americans, laws, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, abuse, news )

Carrie
- 124 days ago - thinkprogress.org
It is currently legal to slaughter and eat dogs or cats in Pennsylvania, and, thanks in large part to lobbying from the National Rifle Association, it will remain so. Although the animal cruelty bill passed the state senate by a 36-12 margin -- and even...
How New York Mayor De Blasio Trumped Obama on Equal Pay for Women
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, women's rights, laws, Mayor De Blasio, usa )

Cal
- 185 days ago - csmonitor.com
Equal pay is a big election year issue for President Obama. In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced a big settlement on the issue as part of his 'liberal laboratory.'
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress: Raise the Minimum Wage!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: MINIMUM WAGE, law, laws, congress, economy, ethics, news, obama, politics, usa, government )

Cal
- 327 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Raising the minimum wage would not only improve the lives of millions of hardworking Americans and their families but also build a stronger economy and decrease the need for government assistance.
These States Still Ban Cohabitation, Sex Toys... And Gay Marriage (INFOGRAPHIC)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, laws, society, gay marriage, rights, freedoms, government, ethics, crime, politics )

Carrie
- 358 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Here are some unnecessary bans still on the books in the U.S. The only one widely enforced by a majority of states is the one that prevents gay people from marrying.
Changes Sought for Endangered Species Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, environmentalists, lawsuits, laws, change, ESA )

Giana
- 389 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely.
New Laws in 2014: From Tanning Bed Bans to 'Lemon Pets'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: new laws for 2014, laws, usa, politics, news )

Cal
- 425 days ago - usatoday.com
If you're a pale 17-year-old in Illinois, get your indoor tanning sessions in now. Starting Wednesday, they're strictly forbidden.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Let the Texas GOP Strip Women of Their Voting Rights!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting rights, laws, lies, politics, ethics, republicans, news, usa, elections )

Cal
- 443 days ago - act.watchdog.net
Starting this November, Texans must show a photo ID with their up-to-date legal name instead of IDs like a birth certificate. That's not a problem for single or married men -- but it leaves a third of Texas women scrambling in a state with just 81 DMVs in
Dear Mrs. Ken Cuccinelli: Please Stop Asking Your Husband for Oral for the Sake of the Rest of Virginia (ADULT CONTENT)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, laws, politics, Cuccinelli, sex, rights, ethics, abuse, republicans, americans, freedoms )

Carrie
- 585 days ago - rawstory.com
What I am saying is that any man who would seriously risk his own political ambitions and make himself a national laughingstock on the altar of outlawing in the state all manner of sexual contact that is inconsistent with how he himself clearly prefers...
Senate Panel Plans Hearing on 'Stand Your Ground' Laws
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, politics, laws, violence, murder, news, americans, crime )

Carrie
- 588 days ago - washingtonpost.com
After almost a week of protests about the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial and calls for the federal government to respond, a leading senator said Friday that he plans to hold a hearing on so-called "stand your ground" laws.
MoveOn Petitions - Justice Department: Open a Civil Rights Case Against George Zimmerman
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILRIGHTS!', freedoms, ethics, Justice, laws, Courts, Florida )

Candy
- 595 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Tonight, a jury acquitted George Zimmerman.But we are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.We're calling on the U.S.Justice Department to open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman & have launched a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder
Congress: Stop Rape in the Military Now ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: rape, military, sexual assault, laws, corruption, cover-up, americans )

Nancy
- 652 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
These bills would fundamentally change the way the military handles rape cases and would be an enormous improvement over the current system. They would increase accountability and transparency by giving prosecutors and judges, not commanders, power over..
Stand With Victims of Military Sexual Assault ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, sexual assault, laws, corruption, cover-up, americans )

Nancy
- 653 days ago - barbaraboxer.com
We learned last week that the epidemic of sexual assault in the military is more pervasive than we even knew, and we knew it was bad. In the last two years, sexual assaults are up 30%, to 26,000 instances. The news also broke that the officer in charge...
 

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