Oklahoma Won’t Stop Trying To Restrict Women’s Access To The Abortion Pill

On April 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

CREDIT: Shutterstock Oklahoma lawmakers aren’t deterred when harsh abortion restrictions get overturned in court for violating the bounds of Roe v. Wade. They simply try again. For the third time, the state has approved a measure that will severely restrict women’s access to the abortion pill, a non-surgical method of ending an early pregnancy. The […]

Hours After Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban, Wisconsin Lawmaker Offers Copycat Proposal

On April 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

CREDIT: (AP Photo/Al Behrman) On Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan ballot initiative banning race-conscious affirmative action in that state’s university system. The decision surprised virtually no one, given this Supreme Court’s longstanding skepticism of affirmative action programs. Nevertheless, Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R) waited only a few hours after the decision was […]

All Four Of North Carolina’s GOP Senate Candidates Are Climate Deniers

On April 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

Rev. Mark Harris, right, was one of the four Republican primary candidates for North Carolina’s Senate seat who denied the reality of climate change Tuesday night. CREDIT: AP Photo / Ted Richardson On Tuesday, all four Republican candidates vying for North Carolina’s Senate seat were asked if climate change is a fact. All four said […]

South Carolina Town Defends Fired Lesbian Police Chief Against Anti-Gay Mayor

On April 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

CREDIT: WBTW/Screenshot The Town Council of Latta, South Carolina took action Tuesday night in defense of recently fired Police Chief Crystal Moore, who many people believe Mayor Earl Bullard fired because she is openly gay. First, the Latta Town Council voted unanimously (6-0) on an emergency ordinance that blocks Bullard from replacing Moore for about […]

Deadly Fertilizer Explosion ‘Should Never Have Occurred’ With Proper Regulation, Investigation Finds

On April 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

Apartments destroyed by the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion last year CREDIT: AP The explosion at a fertilizer in West, Texas that killed at least 14 people and injured more than 200 others last April would have been prevented if there had been better oversight and regulations, according to preliminary findings from an investigation by […]

Woman Who Allegedly Spit On Police Officer Charged With Criminal Transmission Of HIV

On April 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

CREDIT: Shutterstock Last Thursday, police arrested 53-year-old Lybette Dunn on charges of trespassing, and obstructing traffic by standing in the road. But after Dunn spit toward the front seat while sitting in the back of the police car, she was charge with criminal transmission of HIV, too, and reportedly put in jail. Per the Broward […]

Polling Confirms That Obamacare’s Birth Control Coverage Is Very Popular

On April 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

CREDIT: Shutterstock About seven in ten Americans support the Obamacare provision that requires employer-sponsored insurance to cover the full cost of contraception, according to a new survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That particular aspect of the health reform law is the subject of a pending Supreme Court challenge, as two […]

Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Allege Minimum Wage Violations In Lawsuit Against Team

On April 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

CREDIT: AP Four former cheerleaders for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills have filed a lawsuit against the team, alleging that it “exploited the women by failing to pay them in accordance with New York State minimum wage laws,” WGRZ.com reported Tuesday: According to a press release issued by attorneys from Dolce Panepinto, who are […]

The Morning Pride: April 23, 2014

On April 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you’re following as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality. – A Louisiana lawmaker has pulled the bill she introduced […]

Does El Niño Plus Global Warming Equal Global Temperature Records In 2014 And 2015?

On April 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

An El Niño appears increasingly likely this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). If it starts relatively quickly, then 2014 could well be the hottest year on record, but if it is a strong El Niño, as many currently expect, then 2015 would likely break […]

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