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Stand Up For Women's Health Rally - Today in Washington, DC!

Stand Up For Women's Health Rally - Today in Washington, DC!

By Sam Ritchie, ACLU at 9:57am
If you can't join us in person, support the rally online by tweeting your message using the #rally4health hashtag. And tell your members of Congress to protect women and their families and reject any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood, puts new restrictions on abortion access, and endangers women's health.

What's the Most Sexist Thing You've Heard At Work?

By Sam Ritchie, ACLU at 12:42pm

Our post about the ongoing sex discrimination class action against Wal-Mart — Women: Do You Work Just for the Sake of Working? — generated an overwhelming response. The stories of women involved in the case, Dukes v. Wal-Mart, struck a…

A Display That Opposes the ACLU? We Wouldn't Object!

By Sam Ritchie, ACLU at 5:42pm
The voting rights panel from the ACLU's 90th Anniversary exhibit.

The latest manufactured non-troversy comes to us from Iowa, where some…

Valentines from the New York Times and NYCLU

By Sam Ritchie, ACLU at 9:58pm

New York is celebrating Valentine’s Day by pushing for the right to marry for same-sex couples. Just a few weeks after a fantastic piece outlining the struggle for marriage rights – and quoting the ACLU LGBT Project’s very own James…

The Maps, They Are A-Changin'

The Maps, They Are A-Changin'

By Sam Ritchie, ACLU at 4:29pm

This week, when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law that brought civil unions to Illinois, I got to color my home state yellow, and it made my whole week.

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a blog post about making maps. ‘Cause…

ACLU Lens: Wal-Mart, Gender Discrimination, and Class Actions

ACLU Lens: Wal-Mart, Gender Discrimination, and Class Actions

By Sam Ritchie, ACLU at 5:30pm

Dukes v. Wal-Mart is a gender discrimination lawsuit currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, which is the largest civil rights class action suit in U.S. history, seeks compensation for women employed by Wal-Mart who claim that they…

An Adoption, 33 Years in the Making

An Adoption, 33 Years in the Making

By Sam Ritchie, ACLU at 6:14pm

Earlier today, Martin Gill, his partner and the two young boys they've been foster parenting for the last six years participated in an adoption ceremony in Judge Cindy Lederman's chambers in Miami-Dade County Juvenile Court.

Adoptions happen…

Homeland Security Wants to See You Naked

Homeland Security Wants to See You Naked

By Sam Ritchie, ACLU at 3:31pm

Yesterday, in a guest opinion column for USA Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano made a plea to the American public to cooperate with the Transportation Security Agency's (TSA) efforts to virtually strip-search air travelers…

Join Us for a Facebook Q&A Tomorrow

By Sam Ritchie, ACLU at 5:16pm

What exactly is net neutrality and why have some dubbed it the foremost free speech issue of our time? The ACLU will host a live Facebook Q&A to answer your questions.

The Internet is a huge part of our everyday lives, and the primary…

The Difference a Yearbook Photo Makes

The Difference a Yearbook Photo Makes

By Sam Ritchie, ACLU at 12:43pm

Ceara Sturgis, a graduating senior at the Wesson Attendance Center in Copiah County, Mississippi, was left out of her yearbook because she refused to wear the exposing scoop-necked drape reserved for girls and instead wanted to wear a tuxedo, as…

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