Category Archives: Family Issues

Does the Constitution Permit a State to Abolish Marriage?

This is what makes constitutional law so interesting… 21 MAR 2018 MICHAEL C. DORF After the Supreme Court found a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges in June 2015, county clerks and other state and local officials … Continue reading

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DeVos to revamp Obama-era schools sexual assault policy

POLITICO    By BENJAMIN WERMUND  09/07/2017 12:20 PM EDT Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the Trump administration will revamp the guidance through a rule-making process that likely will take months. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that … Continue reading

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Women working in Trump’s White House only make $0.80 to the man’s dollar  

Published 9h ago on July 3, 2017 by Marie Solis SHARETWEETEMAIL President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One Source: Carolyn Kaster/AP The country’s gender wage gap goes all the way to the White House, according to … Continue reading

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A Cruel Joke — 13 men are in charge of healthcare for all American women.

POSTED IN THE GUARDIAN Lucia Graves Wednesday 28 June 2017  11.34 EDT   Regressive gender politics are resurgent in 2017, as demonstrated by a Republican bill that would be devastating to women’s health John Barrasso, Mitch McConnell, and John Cornyn: three … Continue reading

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Trump Wants to Charge Retailers to Accept SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps)

When is the GOP’s cruel assault on the most vulnerable going to end? From Modern Farmer By Andrew Amelinckx on June 9, 2017 You’ve probably heard about the White House’s proposed overhaul of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, … Continue reading

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What I’m Doing to Keep Birth Control Free in the Face of Trump’s and the GOP’s Health Care Rollback

Op-Ed in Teen Vogue By Eric Schneiderman The summer after I graduated high school, I worked in an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. This was a year before Roe v. Wade, and abortion was still outlawed in states throughout the … Continue reading

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Trump Rebrands “Abstinence Only” as “sexual risk avoidance”

Under a clinical-sounding label, the shame-and-ignorance approach of the Bush era makes a comeback under Trump Published in Salon, June 13, 2017 AMANDA MARCOTTE (Credit: Getty/wundervisuals)   Thrice-married libertine Donald Trump got himself elected president by rallying the religious right … Continue reading

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