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Nevada to Make History As First State in 3.5 Decades to Ratify the ERA

On March 22, 1972, the United States Congre pa ed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), sending it to the states for ratification, which would be amended... Read More »

Mayor de Blasio Officially Signs Bill For Free Tampons In NYC Schools, Jails, And Shelters

Last Wednesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pa ed a legislation that may very well enact "the largest program of its kind nationwide." This new... Read More »

A New Illinois Law Will Teach Hairstylists to Look for Signs of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

A new Illinois law going into effect at the new year is taking an innovative approach to combating domestic violence: It requires state beauty profe i... Read More »

New Law Requires Men's Public Bathrooms to Have Baby Changing Stations

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed the "Babies Act," which requires all public restrooms to be equipped with baby changing stations. According t... Read More »

Meet The Women Fighting Northern Ireland’s Abortion Ban

In 1967, the Abortion Act made it lawful for any British woman to have an abortion, so long as it was administered by a registered practitioner and tw... Read More »

These Female Lawyers Founded Their Own Law Firm After One Tweet

Who knew the power of social media could yield a brand new law firm led by three African-American women? When Yondi Morris grew frustrated with the la... Read More »