legislation

End Irresponsible Ejaculation: On Protecting The Sanctity Of Life

Anti-choice folks love to say that these laws aren’t about controlling and punishing a large portion of the population, they are about the sanctity of life. And life, according to those who are anti-choice, begins when sperm meets egg.

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Banning Abortion Isn’t Pro-Life: Anti-Choice Legislation Killed My Great-Grandmother

My great-grandmother died from an infection after a botched abortion.

My great-grandmother died from an infection after a botched abortion.

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Senate Republicans Are Planning Their AHCA Legislation In Stealth Mode

Rumors around Capitol Hill at the end of last week suggest that the Republicans are close to being finished with their AHCA bill, and they also think they’re close to having enough votes to pass it. (Image Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

There is a working group of 14 Republican men and one Republican woman (the woman was added after the outcry about the original all-male revue-style workgroup got loud enough) who are creating the Senate version of the bill in secret. Behind closed doors. No hearings to discuss major points of the law. No input from stakeholder groups like hospitals, patient advocacy groups, doctors, or insurance companies. No input from Senate Democrats.

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Becoming A Lesbian After 34 Years As A Heterosexual Woman

"Being gay isn’t a choice. The only choice I made was to follow my heart and pick love."

Our "how we met" story is a classic one. We met at work. On my second day, I accidentally sat in her chair at the weekly staff meeting and we instantly became friends. We talked about everything under the sun. Both of us were at a crossroads in our personal lives, wondering what to do next.

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I Hate The Politics Of The Home State I Love

The writer, center, wearing a University of Kansas Jayhawks shirt with her friends

As a Kansas native, Governor Sam Brownback's anti-LGBT rights stance makes me embarrassed and sad.

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Should Condoms Be Handed Out In Prison?

Who's ready for an animal balloon party? Courtesy of Thinkstock

Because sex behind bars happens, you guys.

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Why We Don't Support The New "Rape by Fraud" Bill

Making "fraud" synonymous with "rape" could harm people who deserve a mere dose of public humiliation.

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The Possible Upside To Circuit Courts Upholding Gay Marriage Bans

We're coming for you, SCOTUS. Credit: Thinkstock

All the world's a stage, and LGBTQ politics are front and center.

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What Americans Can Learn From Gun Laws Abroad

The U.S. has, by far, more gun-related homicides than anywhere else in the world. What can we learn from our neighbors overseas?

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The Latest Heartbreaking Homophobia + Hypocrisy in Uganda, Italy and America

While gay rights have unarguably marched forward both societally and politically in the good 'ol US of A — Ellen DeGeneres

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