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Alabama Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

A victory for pro-choice advocates was handed down by District Judge Myron Thompson on Tuesday when he blocked the near-total abortion ban from going into effect next month in Alabama. The Human Life Protection Act (HLPA) was set to take effect on Nov. 15 and now a challenge to the…

Republicans Seek to Criminalize, Deter Peaceful Protesting

Republicans in eight states have proposed bills that would criminalize peaceful protesting a right that is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Initially, legislationwas proposed in five states: Iowa, Michigan, Washington State, Minnesota and North Dakota. The bill in North Dakota says motorists can freely run over protesters as long as…

Native American Tribes Take a Stand Against Pipeline, Celebrities Show Support

Celebrities, including Shailene Woodley, have joined with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop construction of an oil pipeline with potential to pollute drinking water. By Sheryl Estrada Reuters North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to contest the construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline, which they say…

Voter ID Laws Smacked Down as Being Overtly Racist

Recent court rulings in five separate states have overturned portions of voting laws the courts determined specifically restricted voting rights among minorities. Two unrelated federal court rulings on Friday explicitly stated that voter ID laws in North Carolina and Wisconsin were created to disenfranchise Black voters. On Monday, a federal…

Anti-LGBT Legislator Caught on Gay Dating App Grindr

By Michael Nam Republican state Rep. Randy Boehning of North Dakota found himself publicly outed as a frequenter of the gay dating app, Grindr, The Forum reported. While there are divisions within the gay community over forcibly outing even anti-LGBT lawmakers, this incident highlights the discrimination allowed under law in…