GOP Leaders Support Extreme, Unconstitutional “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

By John Celock, Huffington Post — April 23  Republican lawmakers in Missouri are defending their controversial bill to ban the teaching of sexual orientation in schools as a way to prevent students from learning about the “homosexual agenda,” the “heterosexual agenda”… Continue Reading

Missouri Lawmaker Want Restrictions on Vasectomies

Listen to this audio report by Mike Lear, MissouriNet with Rep. Stacey Newman on her vasectomy bill. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX)  – In response to previous contraception legislature, female legislators want to limit a man’s access to vasectomies by making it a felony… Continue Reading

Women Lag Far Behind Men for Elected Office in Missouri

Posted March 16 — By Doug Moore, St. Louis Post Dispatch ST. LOUIS  There are more women than men registered to vote in every county of Missouri. But when it comes to holding office, men dominate at nearly every level… Continue Reading

Walmart Women Still Seek Justice In Sex Discrimination Case

Alice Hines, Huffington Post • Posted: 02/4/2012 8:13 am  The women who say Walmart discriminates aren’t giving up. Five hundred female employees in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina filed discrimination charges last week with the Equal Employment and Opportunity… Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit declares California’s Prop 8 Unconstitutional

 by Jacob Combs and Adam Bink of  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced today their opinion in Perry v. Brown that Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage in California, is unconstitutional. In addition, the appeals panel ruled that the… Continue Reading

39 years of Roe v. Wade: Here’s to many more

I wrote this post as part of NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2012 “Blog for Choice Day” – click the link for more entries. On Friday I attended the St. Louis Freedom of Choice Council‘s celebration of the 39th anniversary of Roe… Continue Reading

Obama Administration Guarantees Near-Universal Contraceptive Coverage

Fantastic news today: the Obama Administration has ensured that most all employers will have to offer insurance plans that cover birth control! Per the news release from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services: “the final rule on preventive health services… Continue Reading