Protestors Hold “Rally Against Rush” at State Capitol

By Zheng Hwuang Chia, KOMU — March 28, 2012 JEFFERSON CITY – Supporters of women’s health rallied at the state capitol last week to deliver what they said were 35,000 letters to House Speaker Steven Tilley and Governor Jay Nixon. The group… Continue Reading

Eighth Grade Girls Speak Out for Gay Rights in St. Louis

Three Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School students are stepping up and speaking out for the issues they believe in—even if adults won’t listen. By Lindsey Toler – Maplewood Richmond Heights Patch Meet the fourth wave of feminism. They may only… Continue Reading

Columbia, MO adds gender identity to city nondiscrimination ordinance

Last night, the Columbia City Council unanimously passed legislation to include gender identity in the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance protecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Under the leadership of Mayor Bob McDavid and… Continue Reading

Women file another sex-discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

In 2001, a group of current and former female Wal-Mart employees across the nation filed suit, arguing that the retail giant violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against them because of their gender. The district court certified… Continue Reading