Tag: Healthcare

Texas transgender rights

Texas Bill Threatens Parents Who Support their Transgender Children With Jail Time

In another horrific example of just how far some Republican lawmakers will go to inject hate against LGBTQ individuals into state law, a group of Texas Republicans has drafted legislation that would penalize parents who support and help their transgender children access gender-affirming care with jail time — or even…

White House increases spending for people with disabilities

President Biden’s Proposed $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Calls for Massive New Support for People with Disabilities

In addition to providing funding for bridges, highways, airports and other public structures and facilities, the recently proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan from the Biden Administration has committed major spending to home and community-based services dedicated to people with disabilities. Michelle Diament of Disability Scoop has reported that the proposal,…

Black and Latinx STEM careers

Blacks — and Especially Hispanics — Remain Vastly Underrepresented in Burgeoning STEM Careers, Pew Study Reports 

While careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) remain among the fasting-growing areas in America’s workforce, the disparity of people filling those positions also continues to grow. Nicole Acevedo of NBC News has reported that “Latino and Black workers remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce compared with their share…

Marijuana legal in new York

New York State Legalizes Marijuana Usage; Millions in Tax Revenue Will Be Used to Promote Racial Equity

Possessing up to three ounces of cannabis (or marijuana) is now legal in the state of New York. Luis Ferré-Sadurní of The New York Times has reported that “after years of stalled attempts, New York State has legalized the use of recreational marijuana, enacting a robust program that will reinvest…