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Women's Hall of Fame to Induct Justice Sotomayor, Jane Fonda

Women's Hall of Fame to Induct Justice Sotomayor, Jane Fonda

By Carolyn Thompson | Sep 14
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are among the latest inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame.

New Study Shows Staggering Connection Between Transgender Conversion Therapy and Suicide Attempts

New Study Shows Staggering Connection Between Transgender Conversion Therapy and Suicide Attempts

Sep 14
A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that exposure to attempts by professionals to change a person's gender identity from transgender to cisgender is associated with a range of adverse mental health outcomes, including suicide attempts.

Boston Woman Alleges Injury by Police at 'Straight Pride' Parade

Boston Woman Alleges Injury by Police at 'Straight Pride' Parade

Sep 13
A Boston resident and longtime ally of the LGBTQ community, Sandra Pelkie, says she went to the so-called "Straight Pride" parade to protest the event and ended up with a fractured wrist after being assaulted by a police officer. This is her account.

Washington State Flower Shop That Denied Gay Grooms Looking for Second Hearing by U.S. Supreme Court

Washington State Flower Shop That Denied Gay Grooms Looking for Second Hearing by U.S. Supreme Court

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 13
A flower shop owner in Washington State who refused floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding and was sued under state non-discrimination laws is looking to take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time.

New York City Looks to Repeal 'Gay Conversion Therapy' Ban

New York City Looks to Repeal 'Gay Conversion Therapy' Ban

By Deepti Hajela | Sep 13
A New York City law banning gay conversion therapy would be repealed under legislation introduced over concerns that a pending federal lawsuit could lead to a decision unfavorable to the LGBTQ community if the case were to go to the Supreme Court.

Trump Mocks Democrats, Vows New Tax Cut on Baltimore Visit

Trump Mocks Democrats, Vows New Tax Cut on Baltimore Visit

By Kevin Freking and Juana Summers | Sep 13
President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess."

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground with Fracking Bans

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground with Fracking Bans

By Nicholas Riccardi | Sep 12
Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so.

Some Democrats Concerned as Judiciary Sets Impeachment Rules

Some Democrats Concerned as Judiciary Sets Impeachment Rules

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Sep 12
The House Judiciary Committee is preparing for its first impeachment-related vote, set to define procedures for upcoming hearings on President Donald Trump even as some moderates in the caucus are urging the panel to slow down.

Trump Marks Another 9/11 Anniversary with War Still Raging

Trump Marks Another 9/11 Anniversary with War Still Raging

By Darlene Superville and Deb Riechmann | Sep 11
On his third Sept. 11 anniversary as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday remembered the victims, first responders and U.S. troops that have battled in Afghanistan, and he unleashed threats against militants contemplating another attack on America.

California Senate Approves Bill Regulating Gig Economy

California Senate Approves Bill Regulating Gig Economy

Sep 11
The California Senate has passed a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft.

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