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White House tackles college sexual assault

A new report released by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault says that one in five college women suffers sexual assault.

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Standing with history, Illinois passes Marriage Equality

Jubilation swept Illinois after the state legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Nov. 5. Illinois becomes the 15th state to pass a marriage equality law.

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Supreme Court rules same sex marriage ban unconstitutional

In a historic ruling for gay rights, the Supreme Court today struck down DOMA, a 1996 law blocking federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

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Supreme Court limits sexual harassment lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that only supervisors with direct power over a worker's future can be sued for racial or sexual harassment on the job.

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Documents reveal sexual assaults in military a growing epidemic

Up to 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted last year, according to a troubling new estimate, which comes just days after the Air Force's head of sexual assault prevention was arrested for groping a woman.

Lawsuit challenges DOMA over same-sex rights

The suit, for which class-action status is sought, concerns a Santa Ana lesbian couple and was officially filed July 12 in the U.S. District Court.

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Angela Davis speaks on struggles of feminism

A point to which Davis returned throughout her speech was the need for feminists to be conscious of class and race as well as of gender.

 

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African Americans, women and youth hit hard

The Republican assault on the public sector threatens to accelerate the rate at which public employees are being laid off, with especially dire consequences for African Americans and women.

Small Wal-Mart action led to big sex discrimination suit

It all started with something Betty Dukes didn't do in 1998 at a Wal-Mart store in Pittsburg, Calif. She didn't come back late from lunch.

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There's blood on those Valentine's Day roses

It's not what you think about when you buy flowers, but your Valentine could end up with a bouquet picked by sexually harassed women or child laborers and then sprayed, rinsed and dipped in lethal chemicals.

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