Tuesday, July 15, 2014

what are the human rights implications of the Hobby Lobby Ruling?

GITMO DETAINEES DEFENSE CITES HOBBY LOBBY CASE "Why are the authorities at Guantanamo Bay seeking to punish detainees for hunger striking by curtailing their right to pray? If, under our law, Hobby Lobby is a ‘person’ with a right to religious freedom, surely Gitmo detainees are people too,” said Cori Crider, an attorney for the detainees and a director at Reprieve. How can the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) protect the rights of detainees and "enemy combatants"?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hobby Lobby ruling from a gender + sexuality perspective

An analysis of the Supreme Court ruling on Hobby Lobby and Reproductive Justice by Katherine Franke director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School.* *this is reposted from the Astraea Foundation's Newsletter for July 14, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Supreme injustice for women's health and reproductive justice

another supreme court ruling out of tune with the real state of affairs for women's access to healthcare and reproductive justice. this time corporations have religious feelings to consider while their employees lose access to safe and legal contraceptives and health care resources and benefits.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

buffer zone opinion from the u.s. supreme court

“Today’s opinion makes it more important than ever that the police enforce the laws that do exist that in order to ensure that women and staff can safely enter and leave abortion clinics,” the ACLU said, noting that it was a “hard case” for the court.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Feminist Father has great rules for dating!

It's wonderful to see not only a father share that he is a feminist, but to lay down some pretty awesome rules for dating his daughter that put the choice and control in the hands...of his daughter. We need more dads like this one!